PCC Sound Consumer January 2002 | PCC Natural Markets

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January 2002

Eat your way to good health

by Colleen Foye Bollen

The New Year is here and it's time to do some serious eating — and we're not talking about the five-course carbo-loaded feasts that define holiday eating. With the holidays safely in the rear view mirror, you can eat your way to good health. Forget about skipping meals and banish the dreaded word "diet" from your vocabulary. Instead, take positive steps toward changing your eating patterns by tweaking your meal schedule, avoiding quick-fix snacks and shopping healthy.

Snack Satisfaction

Remember: Protein, fat and carbohydrates, the triumvirate of a healthy snack, make mini-meals satisfying and complete. Whether you adopt the grazing pattern of eating four to six smaller meals a day or you're looking to eat healthier in 2002, here's a list to help you snack smart.

United Plant Savers preserves and restores wild medicinal plants

by Nancy Schatz Alton, PCC Guest Editor

When herbalists Beth Baugh and Christopher Hobbs moved onto 20 acres of forest in Williams, Oregon, they sought to make their land a legacy. They applied for Botanical Sanctuary status through United Plant Savers (UpS), a non-profit grass roots organization whose mission is to preserve, conserve and restore native medicinal plants and their habitats in the United States and Canada.

Farming and habitat: Sharing with the neighbors

by Jody Aliesan, PCC Farmland Fund President and Operating Officer

This month the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Commissioners will meet with an item on their agenda of great importance to the Farmland Fund. They will discuss approval of the agency's purchase of our Delta Farm's wetlands and a conservation easement on the rest of our farm.

Farmland Fund receives letters from homes

by Jody Aliesan, PCC Farmland Fund President and Operating Officer

Every day gifts arrive in the mail for the Farmland Fund. Many of the generous donors write a short note of solidarity and encouragement, either on the donation form or on a separate piece of paper. In celebration of the Delta Farm's success story, we'd like to share the voices of some of the people who saved that land.