Archive for October, 2010
Sean Zigmund’s Veggie Van is coming to the KPEC.
He’s taken it across the country and back for over 25,000 miles of waste vegetable oil (WVO) power. The Van also has a Solar Power hook-up that runs all Sean’s equipment when he’s on site as a natural builder.
We had intended for this event to happen at the end of October, but plans changed, and we’re sneaking it tomorrow evening before Emily’s presentation on Bike Touring and Superhero-ing at 7pm.
So come out at 6:00 pm on October 19th to the KPEC to get a tour of Sean’s Veggie Van and learn the basics of how WVO and Solar systems work, then stick around for Bike Touring and Superhero-ing.
Bike Touring, Superhero Extraordinaire, Emily “Stardust” Bryzynski will be spinning tales of Superhero wisdom that have led to her planning the upcoming Superhero Service Bike Ride in Texas this winter, and giving the basics of Bike Touring for anyone wanting to set out on the road on their own bike adventure.
So come on down to the KPEC on October 19th at 7:00pm for Bike Touring and Superhero-ing 101, led by a bike tourer with thousands of miles on her bike.
Bike Touring and Superhero-ing 101
Tuesday, October 19th, 7:00pm
The KPEC- 216 N Ely, Kirksville, MO
And if you want to know more about the Superheros, here’s a good summary of their elusiveness and good deeds: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=RrzKj&page_id=93223&v=AD
Come one, come all to the infamous Costumed Bike Ride! We’ll be on the Kirksville Square at 5:30pm on Friday, October 29th.
The halloween ride is always the biggest ride of the year and the costumes always make for a good time.
So start figuring out your costume now, and we’ll see you at the Square!
Join the event on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=158970717459554
If you don’t count finding the wood, taking apart whatever it was before, removing the nails, and cleaning it up; then it really only took us a few hours to put these bed frames together.
Oliver’s bed is made from a found futon frame (the nice looking ends), and some cheap, real wood cabinets we bought extremely cheap from a thrift store in town. The queen size bedframe is made from the same cabinets and a pine futon frame (different than Oliver’s). Both were designed to have airflow underneath the bed to help with mold issues in the summer.
We’re planning to write a booklet on the different projects we implemented this year, and the design for these will definitely be included, as they were very simple to construct, and in the case of the queen size bed frame, has looots of storage under it.
The Possibility Alliance graciously loaned us their cider press for the day, and we used it to its fullest, pressing 14 gallons of delicious apple cider over the course of the afternoon. We used 4.5 gallons to ferment into hard cider/apple wine, 2.5 gallons for apple cider vinegar, 3 gallons for fresh drinking cider, and gave away the remaining 4 gallons to our neighbors and whoever stopped by.
The upcoming Homebrew workshop is on October 9th, 2010, at 9:00 am and will feature local homebrewer extraordinaire Ted Frushour leading us through a batch of extract beer, bottling a beer, and an introduction to all you need to know to start homebrewing.
Homebrewing with Ted Frushour
October 9th, 2010
At the Kirksville Permaculture Education Center- 216 N Ely