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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)

FREE

(registration required)

Possibility Alliance and Friends 2011 Classlist

Tuesday, 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.

RSVP for upcoming Livable Streets Workshop

Wednesday, 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.

Another Free Gardening Workshop

Sunday, 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

Thursday, 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.

Mozzarella Cheese Making Workshop

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Austin Carnahan will be teaching how to make Mozzarella cheese from local milk on Wed. Feb 2nd at 6:30pm.

If you want to take home 1/2lb mozzarella with you, RSVP by January 31st to ac6404 [at] gmail [dot] com, and it will be $4 to cover costs.

Otherwise, the knowledge is free.  Please RSVP if you can.

Making Sandals

Monday, September 13th, 2010

9 people walked away with a new skill and handmade Huarache “barefoot” sandals on Saturday night.  We used the directions from www.invisibleshoe.com and ordered the vibram sole from a wholesaler in bulk.  Total cost for a pair of sandals: $9.  One person used the ripped off soles from a pair of old Chacos, so their total cost was $1 for the rope.

Primitive Skills and Wilderness Survival Group

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Photo from http://www.gov.im/MNH//collections/archaeology/mesolithic/flintworking.xml

We’re excited to be a part of the hosting and forming of a new group in town focused on sharing, learning, and teaching Primitive Skills and Wilderness Survival Techniques.  The group moderators, Emily and Kevin, have both worked with the famous Tom Brown, Jr of the Tom Brown, Jr Tracker School.

The group will be meeting at our Permaculture House at 216 N Ely every other Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 (or as long as the topic takes).  The first meeting will be on Sept. 4th, but you can check our calendar to keep up on the every other week schedule.  Topics will be chosen based on what people want to learn and what people can teach.

2010 Possibility Alliance Classlist

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

We haven’t opened up our location yet, but we’re still working with our great friends at the Possibility Alliance in La Plata to provide some amazing (free!) classes to you.  Read more about all these classes and their dates and times on the Workshops page or download the beautifully hand-illustrated pdf version.

  • Pruning 101
  • Intro to Sustainable Farming
  • Natural Building Tour
  • Intro to Compassionate Communication
  • Wild Edible Walk
  • Secrets of Sourdough Bread-Making
  • Intro to Horse Power
  • Basics of Canning
  • Bike Mechanics 101
  • Intro to Bee Keeping
  • Small Scale Cheese-Making

If you want to register for any of the classes, call the good folks at the Possibility Alliance at 660-332-4094.  Go over to the Workshops page to get the dates and more descriptions on each class.