Colleen Marie-Blanchefleur Whalen

Culinarian Food Literacy Educator in Biodynamic Sustainable Agriculture Permaculture

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1969 studied healing arts w/ Laura Archera Huxley widow of Aldous Huxley

Certified Permaculture 1997 Bill Mollison Ojai Foundation & Scottie Pittman Permaculture Drylands Institute

1974 - 1980 Erewhon Natural Foods West Hollywood Trained by Michio Kushi 5 Transformations Traditional Chinese Medicine Student East West Foundation, West Hollywood, Chef at Sanae West Restraunt, Macrobiotic Caterer Erewhon Natural Foods

1983 graduated The Educated Palate professional culinary academy San Francisco

1980's - 1990's Capitol Hill Washington, D.C. Agrarian advocacy consumer education campaigns sustainable food policy permaculture

Communications Director Organic Farms, Inc. Washington, D.C. 1970's - 1980's Organic Farms, Inc. North America's largest wholesale distributor of organic food pioneering sustainable agriculture OFI co-founder OCIA Organic Crop Improvement Association and OFPANA Organic Food Producers of North America

Office Manager Family Farm Defense Fund Washington, D.C. Farm Aid - Pro Bono Legal Defense Fund

Sacramento Food Policy Committee Member

California Grange

Slow Food

Weston A. Price Foundation

American Association of Drugless Practicioners

Nutritional Neurochemistry Orthomolecular Medicine

Sustainable Food Policy Advocate Food Literacy

Community Gardening Advocate

Sacramento Food Ambassador Jaimie Oliver's Food Revolution

Enrolled in Community Nutrition Specialist certificate program at Cosumnes River College, Master Food Preserver Program University of California Davis, Sacramento County Extension

Food Revolution posits industrialized de-natured displacing foods of modern commerce = degenerative disease & degraded environment. Eliminate Farm Bill taxpayer subsidies to hegemonic corporate cartel Big Ag eliminate Corporate Welfare subsidizing junk food

  • Work
    • Magistra, Literature Art Medicine Poetry LAMP
  • Education
    • Holy Names University, Sacramento City College, American River College
    • New College of California, The Educated Palate Culinary Academy, S.F.
    • Summa Cum Laude Graduate
    • National College Board Outstanding Transfer Student
    • Dean's List American River College