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Spring is coming! And along with it a return to Forum by our inaugural and most popular presenter: Professor Chris O’Sullivan, PhD. His account of the history of Sonoma County promises to be equally as educational and entertaining as his history of California was in 2015.

Contested Eden: A History of Sonoma County
Thursday Mornings, March 16 – April 20, 2017

Join AAUW members, family and friends as Chris guides us through the history of our own Sonoma County from its earliest days to our present day society. A fascinating look back in time with the emergence of little known details and a few surprises along the way. Click here for more information on our forum page.

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April 4, 2017 — SPEAKER SERIES
HEALDSBURG HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
1024 Prince Avenue, Healdsburg
5:00 Social Gathering — 5:30 Business Meeting — 5:45 Speaker

Cathryn Couch – Ceres Community Project

Cathryn Couch believes in the power of food to help people heal. It’s something the professional chef discovered 10 years ago.  Couch was asked to teach her friend’s teenage daughter how to cook.  So she turned the culinary lessons into a unique summer project: preparing healthy meals for three families dealing with a serious health crisis.

Couch has since expanded the idea into her nonprofit, the Ceres Community Project, which has nourished the bodies and souls of thousands of low-income people facing cancer and other serious illness in northern California. The organization also has a leadership training and gardening program, where teens raise about 5,000 pounds of food every year.

“Youth are our future,” Couch said. “If we give them the skills to make healthy choices for themselves and connect them to the power of community service, we’re shaping a healthier future for our communities and for them personally.”

Since 2007, the Ceres Community Project has trained more than 2,000 young volunteers and delivered more than 450,000 healthy meals to sick residents.