Collier and Lee Counties Edition

November 2010

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Local Produce Guide

Local Produce Guide

Co-ops, clubs, CSAs and coummunity gardens are growing to meet the demand for fresh, locally grown, organic produce.

New Green Series Explores Human-Nature Relationships

High Tech North continues its Green Series of eco-workshops with Ecopsychology.

Clotheslines Make a Comeback

Clotheslines Make a Comeback

Today, eco-minded individuals are trying to build awareness of Florida’s existing Right to Dry law, which guarantees that sunshine state residents have the option to dry their clothes on outdoor clotheslines, rather than being held hostage by a clothes dryer.

New Drum Circle in Fort Myers

New Drum Circle in Fort Myers

Imagine the fun of drumming and dancing to a communal beat along the shores of the Caloosahatchee River at sunset and beyond.

Volunteers Needed to Lead Beach Walks

Lee County Parks and Recreation is looking for friendly, outgoing adults to lead fun and healthy group walks along two of the area’s more popular beaches, beginning in December.

Acupuncture Center of Naples Relocates

The Acupuncture Center of Naples has relocated. Now it is easier to visit Dr. Xiu Qiong Cen to treat ailments with alternative healing methods and herbs.

Gail Kowatch

Gail Kowatch

Naples resident Gail Kowatch’s first short film, The Right Friend, won for Best Religious/Christian/Spiritual Film at the Great Lakes International Film Festival and received the Best Short Inspirational Excellence award at the Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival.

New Hypnotherapist in Naples

Mena Anin has begun hosting hypnotherapy and astrology sessions and classes at both the Anahata Holistic & Spiritual Center and Journey Arts.

A 12-Month Eco Extravaganza

A 12-Month Eco Extravaganza

Ask any of the 10/10/10 Eco Extravaganza committee members for their feedback on the daylong October 10 event at the Mercato, in Naples, and you will hear the same comment: “It was beyond our wildest expectations!”

Conservancy Nature Center Reopens

Conservancy Nature Center Reopens

Following major renovations, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center reopened on November 1.

It’s Celebrate the Arts Month in Collier

It’s Celebrate the Arts Month in Collier

More than 100 events will highlight the fourth annual Celebrate the Arts Month in Collier County during November.

Everything Is Free at the Really Really Free Market

Everything Is Free at the Really Really Free Market

No money. No barter. No trade. Everything is free at a really really free market, where community and connections are being built.

Local Boot Camps for Women

Local Boot Camps for Women

The term, “boot camp,” often elicits visions of camouflage suits and a screaming drill sergeant, but these offer the support and encouragement many women need to reach their goals.

The Joys of Simple Living

The Joys of Simple Living

In search of what Southwest Floridians are doing to weather the stresses of our economic storm, Natural Awakenings queried several local individuals who are celebrating some of life’s simplest pleasures, doing more with less, and finding new ways to enjoy heart and hearth time.

Luxurious Simplicity

Luxurious Simplicity

My life is anything but simple—the theme of this month’s issue. Maybe that’s why I was so drawn to this topic in the first place. Confucius gives me pause when he says, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”

Ashiatsu at Joyful Yoga & Ayurvedic Spa

Ashiatsu at Joyful Yoga & Ayurvedic Spa

Joyful Yoga & Ayurvedic Spa is now offering Ashiatsu “Barefoot” Massage, with Licensed Massage Therapist Linda Glenn.