Dandelion Principle Workshop Oct. 1st (Free)

September 18th, 2011

Announcing A Free and Introductory Workshop

Discover The Dandelion Principle In Our Lives

When: October 1, Saturday – 1:00 – 3:30pm
Where: 100 N. High St., The First Christian Church, main office entrance
Duration: Two and a half hours

Prior registration required, limited to 15 participants

How does a dandelion live? It is well grounded with strong roots. Machines and poison, hate and disdain cannot keep it down. It is confident of its place in the world, and returns again and again, alive and whole. It is the symbol of subsistence healing, our innate capacity for self care, providing our own sense of balance, aliveness, wholeness, our Dandelion Principle.

Using memories, various narrative methods, and techniques derived from Appreciative Inquiry discover the Dandelion Principle in your life.

Developed and led by Ishita Ghosh, historian, teacher, artisan, and long term practitioner of subsistence healing, the workshop will involve intense and creative self-exploration and group work. Become attuned to what “works” in your life, discover your generative potential, share your stories. What you learn and create about yourself may continue to impact your life beyond the workshop.

To register for this workshop email [email protected] and type “workshop” for subject

The Workshop Program:

Introduction to the Dandelion Principle, and instructions for workshop activity (25-30 minutes)

Quiet time transition (5-10 minutes)

Silent space – individual activity involving thinking, writing (and/or art work), and other verbal and non-verbal forms of self-expression (45-55 minutes)

Sharing space – group activity involving sharing your experience/story/narration with up to two other participants at any given time (45-55 minutes)

FREE

(registration required)

Master Gardening Training

September 12th, 2011

MASTER GARDENER TRAINING TO BE OFFERED IN KIRKSVILLE

University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener training classes will be offered October 6-December 15, 2011 in Kirksville. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Classes will be held on a wide variety of gardening topics including diseases, insects, soils & fertilizer, vegetables, fruit, trees & shrubs, pruning, lawn care, flowers and landscaping. Cost for the training is $150 per person.  To be a Master Gardener, you must attend 30 hours of classroom training AND provide 30 hours of volunteer service your first year after training.  Fifty dollars is refundable upon completion of your first 30 hours. For more information and to register, contact the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866. The deadline for registering is September 28 at noon.

Master Gardeners are adults of all ages who love gardening and who have some gardening experience. They are members of the local community who are interested in lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, gardens, and the environment. The primary responsibility of a Master Gardener is to answer questions from area residents about home horticulture, and to help them find environmentally sound solutions to gardening and landscape problems, in addition to assisting with University Extension horticulture programming.

Permaculture Design Course at Singing Prairie Farm: Oct 11-24th

September 6th, 2011


There’s a low-cost Permaculture Design Course being offered in La Plata, MO at Singing Prairie Farm this fall. Click here to view the full course description.

Possibility Alliance and Friends 2011 Classlist

June 21st, 2011

The Possibility Alliance has posters hanging around town with their extensive classlist for 2011.  If you haven’t seen it yet, click on the picture below to view the full-size work of art.  The classes range from bread baking, to bow making, to Jewish dancing.  Be sure to check it out, there’s sure to be something of interest to you.

Remember to RSVP and leave your phone number with the Possibility Alliance if you want to attend a class.  Their phone number is on the flyer.

Possibility Alliance 2011 Classlist

Click the image above or here to view the 2011 classlist.

Be the Change Project

June 8th, 2011

Kyle and Katie Chandler-Isacksen lived at the Possibility for 6 months last year, and buit a small straw bale/cob structure. They have since moved back to Reno, NV, and are starting an urban project with similar ideals as the Possibility Alliance.

They have a donor willing to match contributions, so if you can donate anything, please do. Check out their urban permaculture project here.

RSVP for upcoming Livable Streets Workshop

March 23rd, 2011

3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2011

Adair County Annex Building, 301 N. Franklin

RSVP: (660) 627-1485

I invite you to attend the Livable Streets Workshop 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2011 at the Adair County Annex Building, 301 N. Franklin. People want to live in a vibrant community filled with opportunity. Part of that package is a city where people can safely get around, whether it’s by car, bicycle or foot—this is where the concept of Livable Streets comes in. We hope you’ll join us in the discussion of how Livable Streets can fit in the Kirksville community. Hosted by the City of Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department and MU Extension, the workshop is free, and will be followed by a City-sponsored Open House from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to discuss the City of Kirksville’s Master Trail Plan and the proposed FLATS Trail.

Livable Streets is a design and planning approach that considers the needs of drivers, as well as the transportation needs of children and families, the disabled, seniors and bicyclists. Across the state, there is growing interest in applying Livable Streets elements to new planning and transportation projects, such as the Master Trail Plan and the FLATS Trail. To date in Missouri, there are 11 communities that have passed Livable Streets or Complete Streets ordinances or policies. Communities can adopt these non-binding resolutions to help set policy directions and ensure safe access to physical activity for all residents, regardless of ability.

Please feel free to invite anyone interested in learning how to create a more walkable, bikable and accessible community to attend the free Livable Streets Advocacy Training. For more information, questions or to RSVP for this event, contact the Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department at (660) 627-1485.

Moving Again

March 22nd, 2011

We’ll be moving to an as-far-as-we-can-tell permanent location in the coming weeks.  Make sure to wave if you see someone biking a load of boxes and furniture over to the corner of Scott and Fible.

Many Thanks to the Rot Riders (home compost pick-up crew) for letting us use their bike trailers for the move.

Another Free Gardening Workshop

March 20th, 2011

If you miss the first and still want to go, MU Extension is offering a second workshop.  It should be a great way to get into gardening season!

SMALL FRUIT & VEGETABLE GARDENING WORKSHOP
April 7, 2011
9:30-3:00
Missouri Department of Conservation, Kirksville MO

9:30-9:35-Welcome and Introductions

9:35-10:00-Why Grow, Buy, and Eat Local Food?

10:00-10:45-Growing Vegetables In The Home Garden

10:45-11:00-Break

11:00-11:15-Using Raised Beds

11:15-12:00-Growing Small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, etc.)

12:00-12:45-$5 Boxed lunch from Hy-Vee or bring your own

12:45-1:30- Panel of gardeners speak about their gardening experience

1:30-1:45-Companion Planting

1:45-2:00-Soil Basics & Making and Using Compost

2:00-2:15-Break

2:15-3:00-Chemical-free Pest Control

3:00-Wrap-up

The workshop is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension. There is a $5 charge if you would like to have a boxed lunch from Hy-Vee, or you may bring your lunch. You must pre-register by April 5 and your lunch must be paid for by then. Please call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 or email [email protected] to register.

Free Vegetable Gardening Workshop

March 10th, 2011

Want to start a garden and don’t know where to start?  Already been gardening and want to learn some more?  Well the amazing people over at MU Extension are putting on a free vegetable gardening workshop.  Read on for info.

VEGETABLE GARDENING WORKSHOP

March 24, 2011

9:30-3:15

Missouri Department of Conservation, Kirksville MO

9:30-9:35-Welcome and Introductions

9:35-10:00-Why Grow, Buy, and Eat Local Food?

10:00-11:00-Growing Vegetables In The Home Garden

11:00-11:15-Break

11:15-12:00- Growing Small fruits (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, etc.)

12:00-12:45-$5 Boxed lunch from Hy-Vee or bring your own lunch

12:45-1:15- Safe Handling of Produce

1:15-1:30- Using Raised Beds

1:30-2:00-Soil Basics & Making and Using Compost

2:00-2:15-Break

2:15-2:30-Companion Planting

2:30-3:15-Chemical-free Pest Control

3:15-Wrap-up

The workshop is sponsored by University of Missouri Extension. There is a $5 charge if you would like to have a boxed lunch from Hy-Vee, or you may bring your lunch. You must pre-register by March 22 and your lunch must be paid for by then or you will not receive a lunch. Please call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 or email [email protected] to register.

Volunteer to Promote Safe Biking in Kirksville

March 3rd, 2011

The Moonlight Ride needs 4-5 volunteers for the registration table at the Moonlight Ride on Saturday, April 19. Registration and set up will start at 5:30 p.m. with the ride starting at 7:00 p.m. Registration ends a few minutes before the ride starts, so if you are planning on doing the ride it should also be possible to do registration.

Please contact Rachel, 573-268-8770, or 660-626-2889, or [email protected], if you can help. Thanks!