Halloween Ride- Tomorrow

October 28th, 2010

Last Minute Veggie Van Tour- Oct 19th at 6pm

October 19th, 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.

Learn to Bike Tour and Find Your Inner Superhero

October 15th, 2010

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

Rabbi Yikes!

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

Costumed Bike Ride

October 13th, 2010

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


First Frost Harvest

October 9th, 2010

With the impending frost last Saturday we harvested tons of produce.  We grabbed all our green beans (mostly dried on the vine), cut our sweet potato vines (we’ve heard that if the vines experience a frost, then the sweet potatoes don’t taste as good), harvested our peppers and tomatoes, picked pears from a tree in town, picked a 20 gallon tub of peppers from Steve Salt, and cut our basil and coriander to dry inside.

So much work before a frost, before everything settles into winter.

Reclaimed/Recycled Wood Bed Frames

October 9th, 2010

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.

Apple Cider

October 7th, 2010

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.

Homebrew Workshop!

October 5th, 2010

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

9:00 am

At the Kirksville Permaculture Education Center- 216 N Ely

Kirksville Bike Co-op Social Ride

September 29th, 2010

The bike co-op is having a ride tomorrow, Thursday, September 30th at 5:30 starting from the Bike Co-op.

They’re planning on having three rides a month. They’re still deciding on the dates, so any and all recommendations as to what those dates are welcome.

Interview with Mother Earth News

September 28th, 2010

The KPEC founders Jerry and Michelle Jones were interviewed in July by Mother Earth News.  Read the interview here: “Radical Simplicity in Suburbia: Keeping up with the Joneses.”