Archive for September, 2011

Dandelion Principle Workshop Oct. 1st (Free)

Sunday, 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)


(registration required)

Master Gardening Training

Monday, September 12th, 2011


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

Tuesday, 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.