Mozzarella Cheese Making Workshop

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.

Petition to Make Boundary/HWY H a Safer Road for Runners and Bikers

January 19th, 2011

We received a message from Rachel Ruhlen-Davis, an avid bike communter, on an initiative she’s starting.

Boundary/ Highway H is a narrow road with high speed traffic. It gets a large volume of traffic, and is widely used by joggers, walkers and cyclists. Coming from the south, Highway H has a 55 mph speed limit extending into the city limit. The 35 mph zone begins just south of La Harpe. This street could be made safer at little expense. One option is to extend the 35 mph zone south to Shepherd. Another option is graduated speed zones, for example, introducing a 45 mph zone between Shepherd and the current 35 mph zone. For more information, please contact Rachel at [email protected], (573) 268-8770 or (660) 626-2889, or visit

If you think the speed limit on Boundary is too fast for safety, please sign the petition urging the City of Kirksville and MoDOT to work with citizens to find a real solution for this problem, either at Kirksville Permaculture Education Center, or online at

Kirksville Bike and Walk

December 14th, 2010

There’s talk of a new bike and pedestrian safety advocacy group in Kirksville. We’ll post new information as we receive it.

Right now, everything for the group is in its infancy, but if you have any ideas/services/time/donations you could provide to the group, contact us and we’ll put you in touch with them.

Mayapple Collective

December 8th, 2010

Jerry is starting a project called the Mayapple Collective that is intended to join together local artisans, artists, tradesman, skilled labor, etc that include permaculture, environmental, or social ethics into their daily lives.  By doing this, he intends the Mayapple Collective to be a place where people can hire local artisans that they know are committed to these practices.

If you have any ideas for this developing collective, please contact him.

The only portion of the Mayapple Collective website up is Jerry’s Mayapple Photography.  Soon to be added are sections for Web Design, Sustainable Landscaping, Woodworking, and maybe even Foundation Repair (We told you it was a broad ranging collective!).

If you think that you could contribute your skill to the collective, contact the Mayapple Collective.

Food Not Bombs Meeting at KPEC

November 14th, 2010

Obviously late minute, but there will be a meeting at the KPEC today at 4:00 to discuss the beginning of a Food Not Bombs chapter in Kirksville.

Food Not Bombs is an international organization dedicated to feeding ALL people, regardless of income, race, or gender; and commits itself to building strong communities.

If you want to be informed of future Food Not Bombs meetings, please contact us.

Kirksville World Car-Free Day Shared with the World

November 10th, 2010

The leader of the Abundant Mobility Workshop, Wolfgang Hoeschele, wrote a report for, a website focused on bringing about a better world.

Here’s part of Wolfgang’s note in the email he sent to the attendees of the workshop that the article is online:

Please note the links, designed to provide information about initiatives elsewhere in the country that might give us ideas about how to do things in Kirksville – I hope this will be a useful resource. Also, please make others aware of this website, and provide comments in the comments section at the bottom.

Thanks to all for making Kirksville a place where we can bring about a better world.

Read the article here:

Halloween Bike Ride Fun

November 2nd, 2010

Best Bike Ride of the Year!  78 people came on the ride!  And almost everyone was in costume!  Incredible!


Baked Goods Not Bank Bailouts!

November 1st, 2010
On Thursday, November 4, Keith McHenry, co-founder of the 30 year-old social justice activist organization Food Not Bombs, is coming to Kirksville to give his presentation, “Baked Goods Not Bank Bailouts!”

He will be at Truman’s campus for the afternoon, then will be speaking in Magruder 2001 from 8-9:30.

We provided the impetus for this to happen, and Kate Seaton along with Truman State University’s Peace Fellows, Students for Social Change, Environmental Campus Organization, Truman in Africa, The Communiversity Garden and the President’s Sustainability Action Committee, have funded it and made it become a reality.

Here’s a description of the event from the Facebook Event:

Come one come all to hear Keith McHenry, co-founder of the organization Food Not Bombs speak about their current project Baked Goods Not Bank Bailouts! There will be a lecture, short film, demonstration of a solar oven, potentially some delicious breads, and a Q&A session.

Thanks to all of them for carrying on this exciting event for Kirksville!

Join the Facebook Event and spread the word!