Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lawrence Sustainability Network News, 16, Sept., 2009

Lawrence Sustainability Network
LSN is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to learning how to live lightly and sustainably.

September 16, 2009
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Community Announcements

This week you'll find detailed information on the following events:
Sept 19: Workshop: How to Make Medicinal Tinctures
Sept 21: Pinwheel Fall Farms Sheep Shearing Day
Sept 27: Festival of Cultures
Sept 30: VEGLawrence September Vegan Potluck

Also Below “Let's Collaborate on Building Sustainability!:”
LSN Outreach needs YOU! See how you can help with LSN outreach efforts.

Announcement Details

Saturday, September 19th from 3:00-5:00 Workshop: How to Make Medicinal Tinctures
Sponsored by LSN's Gardeners' Interest Group Lawrence Faith Church (east door), 1020 Kasold Drive

Terry Shistar will be presenting a workshop on learning how to make medicinal tinctures. If you'd like to come, please contact her asap at to let her know which herb/herbs you plan on tincturing. She'll have some specific instructions for you. This will also give her an idea of how many will be attending, so as to best prepare. All attendees need to bring:
~Enough of your herbal material to stuff your jar
~One pint sized glass jar and lid
~One pint Everclear vodka (found in the liquor store in the vodka section. It's something like 95% alcohol/190 proof and not cheap. Buy a larger container with a friend or two to save $)
~A sharp knife and cutting board
If you want to make more, get a quart of Everclear and a quart size or 2 pint sized jars.

Pinwheel Farm's Fall Sheep Shearing Day MONDAY, Sept. 21 starting at about 10 or 10:30 a.m.
Both volunteers and viewers are welcome to attend.

This will be an Open Farm Day as usual, and folks are welcome to stay and picnic, walk the Wilderness Trail, and watch (or help) us skirt fleeces after the shearing is done. We will only be shearing two of the ewes and some of the market lambs, so it will be a quick shearing.

The farm and event are accessible to all ages and abilities. Children should be closely supervised. Off street parking, water, and sanitary facilities are available. The site is flat and easily accessible. Please do not bring pets on Shearing Day.

For directions and more information, contact Natalya Lowther by email ( or leave a message at 785-979-6786. You can also check our blog, Reports From the Farm, at for updates on this and other events.
FESTIVAL OF CULTURES Sunday, September 27, 2009 Noon to 5:00 pm
South Park, 11th and Massachusetts Lawrence, Kansas
This is a community event that celebrates a wide variety of
cultures in Lawrence. The festival features music, dance, activities, food, games, and
crafts in a family-friendly atmosphere. This event is free and open to the general public.
If you would like to have a booth at this event to showcase your
group's culture, contact Deb at:
If your organization is looking for ways to fulfill volunteer hours,
please contact Deb at
This event is sponsored by the Lawrence Alliance, Centro Hispano
Resource Center, and the City of Lawrence
You can sell items and foods at your booth! Offer fun games for the kids! Be creative!
HAVE FUN! We are on Facebook! Search for The Lawrence Alliance.

VEGLawrence September Vegan Potluck

September 30, 2009, Tuesday, 6pm, at the ECM building, 1204 Oread

Fun, food, and friends: VEGLawrence vegan potlucks are here to provide a way to get together to share friendship, food, recipes, information, and good times. Everyone is welcome.

Find out more at: Meetup
and at

Let's Collaborate!

LSN's Outreach Committee is looking for ideas and organizing events related to vital sustainability topics. In the past, we've had presentations on topics ranging from "The Benefits of Herbs", "Local Food Producers & Suppliers", "Renewable Energy Breakthroughs", and much more. If you have a sustainability topic you'd like to learn about, please contact Rich Wenzel at 917-9344 or or Steve Stemmerman at 841-0028.


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