The Power of Story—a remedy and solution—at South Tilth on Sept. 25

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September 21, 2016

Mokihana Calizar, a Hawaiian storyteller, blogger and writer of medicine stories will appear at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market on Sunday, Sept. 25 starting at 11:30 a.m. She will tell a Hawaiian tale “Pele and Lono,” strumming her ukulele between. She invites the audience to join in group readings: a story of the original medicine of the Safety Pin Café, and a freshly minted story, “Feed the Land,” for the Tilth land. This is a medicine story about land, not property; about people, not consumers; about community not ownership; about pirates dressed in everyday clothes; about hearts and souls craving remedy and solutions that criss-cross the borders.

Donations will benefit the work of Real Change, a Seattle-based group which “exists to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic, social and racial justice,” and South Whidbey Homeless Coalition (SWHC) whose mission is to “help us make homelessness a brief and rare experience in our community.”

Calizar, who lives with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), knows first-hand the issues of homelessness and life on the edges of a civilized society. “Come fragrance free,” she requests, “suspend your disbelief and be open to create a more robust version of reality.”Her blog can be seen at

Artist Carla Walsh will also be at Tilth and will engage young and old in making leaf prints during the market.

The South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market is located at 2812 Thompson Road, on the corner of Thompson Road and State Route 525. The market is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Oct. 16. It features fresh produce, flowers and concessions. SNAP card customers get double value. Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons are accepted by many vendors. Artisans have unique gifts for early holiday shopping. Visit, call 360-321-0757 or email

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