Steve Hoog: Living Potential Programs
Macrobiotic Dietary Counseling, Shiatsu ,Cranio-sacral, Lymphatic Drainage, Eco Landscape Design Workshops, Wild Food Walks, Macrobiotic Cooking for Individuals, Wild Food Property Assessments, Food Forest and Wild Gardens, Muscle Testing, Holistic Health Lectures.
A. Ongoing classes at the School of Nurses - Counseling and bodyworks sessions will take place at the School of Nurses Building at 17th and Chew Streets. Some home visits are possible if it fits. Counseling sessions scheduled thru Twin Ponds will take place there (see below).
January 2013: Steve is starting up his Wednesday classes. Classes start at 6:30 PM and run to 8:30 PM. For Community Exchange Members the fee is two CE hours and if not a member there is a small fee. First class is Jan. 9. The schedule is not set yet but will include mostly acupressure classes for specific conditions and a variety of healthy food issues. Call 610-756- 6867 for details.
For evening classes it is important to arrive early if possible as the doors are locked and once the class begins there will be no one available to open them for you.
B. Developing a Forest/Wild Garden
Beginning 1/17, a 6 week course on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30PM at the School of Nurses Building, 17th and Chew streets in Allentown. The instructor will be Stephen Hoog and the cost is $120. Call 610-756-6867.
The theme of the course will be the development of highly productive areas for food, wood or other items in alignment with natural systems with ultimately a minimum of inputs from the people who manage the areas. Students will discuss what a forest garden is and why one would want to create one. They will learn about the elements in a forest garden,learn about design principles, practice designs for their own property, and review preparation, planting and maintenance needs for the project. They will also discuss the optimum choices for trees, shrubs, and vegetables in their designs. Overall the course will compare and contrast the ideas of Patrick Whitefield, author of “How to make a Forest Garden”, David Jacke, Goeff Lawton, and Masanobu Fukuoka, author of “One Straw Revolution,” and discuss the principles of the Macrobiotic Way of Living. This is a fluid class and will be open to your personal needs at whatever level you are at.
Stephen Hoog has been a Macrobiotic Counselor, cook and lecturer since 1980, a Wild Food and Herb educator since 1975 and has particpated in and facilitated permaculture and eco-design landscaping workshops in the Lehigh Valley and State College areas.
C. Wild Food Walks
1/2/13: Time to schedule wild food walks for the warm weather. If you would like to schedule a walk at your home or place of business please contact me to set up a time. I do wild food consultations for your property as well as forest garden consults. Call 610-756-6867.