We're hosting a meet-up tomorrow evening
for a raw gourmet dinner at Calendula Cafe.
Please e-mail or call me to RSVP!
Below are details on the status of the festival.
We'll discuss this email at the meet-up and
at next weeks potluck. If you can't make it but
would like to be involved, e-mail me and I'll
keep you updated!
Announcing the 2005 International "Virtual" Raw Foods Festival
Nurture the Planet
Honor the Earth!
Honor the Earth this year by Staying Home
(rather than traveling) & having a 2005
International "Virtual" Raw Foods Festival
in your own home or community instead!
Purchase tapes &/or audios from previous years'
Festivals and spend the weekend sharing them
with others you know! The International Raw &
Living Foods Association has talks & food demos
from all the great speakers/teachers & chefs
from 2000 to 2004 to help make your Virtual
Festival something you will long remember!
Because of mounting tensions worldwide over gas
prices (car, plane, etc.) & other dwindling &
exploited natural resources, the International
Raw Foods Association has chosen to not host a
large single event that people have to use up
valuable resources (their own & the planet's)
to get to this year & instead we are choosing to
Honor the Earth with a different kind of Festival.
So in place of our usual Intl' Festival, we are
asking the Raw Foods Movement to come together on
our traditional Intl' Raw Foods Festival weekend
(the third weekend in August.August 20 & 21) in a
different way this year.
What does this mean?
How can You help make this happen?
SIMPLE: By YOU, yourself, hosting a small raw foods
gathering of family, friends & others you might want
to open your home to. Purchase one or more Virtual
Raw Foods Festival Packets of past years' CDRoms &/or
DVDs & share them with others.
Gather together to share food & swap raw food
experiences. We will post your events on our
webpage & indicate whether they are open to
interested others to drop by at or are by
We will also publicize the Virtual Festivals
happening worldwide as you send us contact
information for your local newspapers, radio &
cable TV stations. Pictures of the various virtual
events will then be put up on the Intl' Assoc.
website after that weekend so that we can all see
each others' event!
LET'S COME TOGETHER ON THE ABOVE DATES AS A
COHESIVE RAW FOODS MOVEMENT & SHOW THE WORLD
THAT WE CARE ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO IT!
LET'S USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SHINE SOME WORLDWIDE
SPOTLIGHTS ON NOT ONLY RAW FOODS BUT THE PRINCIPLES
THE RAW FOODS MOVEMENT STANDS FOR!
IN THE SIXTIES, LOVE-INS WERE ALL THE RAGE.
LET'S MAKE "RAW FOOD EAT-IN'S" THE NEXT LOVE-IN!
The Virtual Festival Packet consists of YOUR choice
of any ONE of the following specials:
a. a packet of your choice of any 8 DVDs
b. or a packet of your choice of any 12 CDRoms
c. or a packet of your choice of a combination
of any 5 DVDs & 5 CDRoms.
d. above packets include free shipping within
the continental USA also!
Also included in each 2005 Virtual Festival packet
are the following extra values. all for the "admission"
price of $135. (This is a $200+ value!)
A. One year membership in the Intl' Assoc: a
$20 value! This gets you a 10% discount on all Assoc. purchases,
advance notice on Assoc. events & more, as well as allowing you a
discounted rate on future Festivals & events & all other benefits of
D. One year subscription to the monthly email Raw Foods newsletter
to keep you current on worldwide happenings in the Raw Foods
Movement. A $24 value!
E. Surprise gift to the first 100 people to register: a retail value
of $10+ & one free entry into our drawing for a complete set of 2004
audio tapes in CDRom format! (raffle tickets for additional entries
are $5 each or 5 for $20) Value of the set of audios? Priceless!!
And along with all those added bonuses...
The 2005 Intl' Festival Auction will be held this year as a Virtual
Event on the Intl' Assoc.'s Internet website so that everyone can
participate & bid on what excites them!
Likewise, the Annual Golden Branch Awards Ceremony will happen as a
virtual event on the web so everyone gets to attend too!
To "Register" to Attend
Your very own 2005 Virtual Intl' Raw Foods Festival this year Just
purchase a Virtual Festival Packet of your choice by
Going to our website:
or Mailing your order to:
Intl' Raw Foods Assoc.
8760 SW Borders, Ptld OR 97223
PS. Your participation in this year's 2005 Intl'
Virtual Raw Foods Festival will also help support
future Intl' Festivals of infinite types & Raw
Food issues worldwide.
We Thank YOU for your participation & for caring
about the environment & the Raw Foods Movement!
Check out the Next Email for a List of Available CDRoms &
DVDS for your 2005 Virtual Festival!
© 2005 International Raw Foods Association