3 May 2011
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Tuesday, 3 May 2011, 3:00-5:00pm
School of Pharmacy patio (south side of building), 2010 Becker Dr., west campus, Lawrence KS
The faculty and staff of the Native Medicinal Plant Research Program at the University of Kansas will host this public planting of a medicinal plant garden. The garden will have five themed beds of medicinal plants, about 70 species total. The event will open with a short presentation about the new garden as well as KU's first medicinal garden, planted by the School of Pharmacy in the 1920s. For more info contact Kirsten Bosnak, firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-6267
KKFI COMMUNITY RADIO ¤ ECOLOGICAL SHOWS THIS WEEK
Listen at KKFI-FM 90.1, or web-streaming at http://www.kkfi.org/
Wednesday, 4 May, 9:00am ¤ Alternative Radio
Vandana Shiva will be describing how corporations are turning a profit by turning the Earth into industrial throughput. That approach is fast turning our planet into a toxic waste dump. The landscape of environmental devastation extends from radiation leaks in Japan to drilling in the Alberta tar sands to hydofracking in Pennsylvania. But in India, some of the poorest people anywhere are saying, Stop the plunder. No to the war on earth.
Friday, 6 May, 9:30am ¤ Bioneers Radio Series
Monday, 9 May, 6:00pm ¤ locally produced Eco-Radio KC
COTTIN'S FARMERS' MARKET ¤ REAR PARKING LOT
Thursday, 5 May 2011, 4:00-6:00pm
Cottin's Hardware, 1832 Massachusetts St., Lawrence KS
In their second year, this weekly market on Thursdays typically has about a dozen vendors, as well as Indian tacos, bar-B-que, children's events, and live music (Bill Crahan this week). For bands to book a date, or just for more info, call (785)843-2981.
SUSTAINABILITY ACTION NETWORK - MONTHLY MEMBER MEETING
Friday, 6 May 2011, 7:00pm
1317 Vermont St. Apt.B, Lawrence KS 66044 (Lori's home)
Local Solutions for Transition to a Sustainable Economy
Organizing societal scale action in our personal lives, and through public policy changes.
The meeting agenda will include:
- S.A.N. newsletter auto-send report
- S.A.N. social media - policy proposal
- Growers' Land Trust Community Garden
- Warren Brush permaculture course
- organize volunteers for Warren Brush permaculture course
- sweet potato order: coordinators lined up and ready
- community workshops: super adobe, solar food dehydrator, cold frames, rain barrels, etc.
- S.A.N. web site: list serve, content, pay pal, etc.
"DEEP GREEN RESISTANCE: STRATEGY TO SAVE THE PLANET" ¤ BOOK DISCUSSION
Saturday, 7 May 2011, 2:30pm
Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 7th & Vermont St., Lawrence KS 66044
Moving from the premise that industrial society is the most destructive to ever exist, Derek Jensen and co-authors, Aric McBay and Lierre Keith, provide a strategy to stop the destruction and transition to a ecologically sustainable society. The information is compelling, and their solutions range from depriving the powerful of their ability to destroy the planet, to defending and rebuilding just and sustainable human communities nestled inside repaired and restored landbases. The book discussion will explore how to do this. There are lots of resources at Deep Green Resistance, and they ask that participants read about it before the discussion meeting.
Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 5:30pm
Recycling and Resource Recovery Annex, 320 N.E. Industrial Lane, Lawrence KS
The May agenda is unavailable to date. The S.A.B. meets monthly to discuss any and all aspects of furthering sustainability policies and practices by the City of Lawrence government and private persons. The public is welcome. Minutes are finalized in about a month after each meeting http://www.lawrenceks.org/wrr/
KANSAS CITY ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COMMISSION
Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 4:00-6:00pm
Mid America Regional Council, Rivergate Center 2nd floor, 600 Broadway, KC MO
PERMACULTURE-INTEGRATED SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE ¤ 9TH LECTURE
Friday, 13 May 2011, 6:00-9:00pm - $$$
Dreher 4-H Building, 2110 Harper St., Lawrence KS 66044
This ninth session will present a comprehensive survey of approaches to the construction of energy efficient structures and of buildings using sustainably produced materials. We will explore the construction of passive solar, attached solar greenhouse, berm, cob, cord wood and SIPS structures. The lecture will be followed by a viewing of the film "Green Architecture".
Steve Moring of Vajra Farm Permaculture Center is teaching this Design Certification Course with assistance from Michael Almon and Michael Morley. Preregistration is required, and a percentage of the fees will support the Kaw Permaculture Collaborative and it's parent organization, the Sustainability Action Network. For more info go to Kaw Permaculture Collaborative, or contact Steve Moring at (785)691-7305 or
LAWRENCE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT
Saturday, 14 May 2011, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Free State High School (north parking lot), 4700 Overland Drive, Lawrence KS
Electronics devices typically contain toxic heavy metals like lead and mercury and cadmium, and precious metals like silver and gold. If recycled properly, these metals can be materials feed stock for new industrial processes, not to mention saving production costs, and keeping them out of the landfill.
Electronic recycling will be provided by the Surplus Exchange http://www.surplusexchange.
Saturday, 14 May 2011, 10:00am-1:00pm
KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden, 1865 E. 1600 Road, Douglas County (directly north of Prairie Moon Waldorf School)
The faculty and staff of the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program will host this public planting of its new educational demonstration/show garden at the site of its medicinal research garden near the Lawrence airport. The garden will have six themed beds of medicinal plants, about 90 species total. All ages are welcome at this relaxed, informal event focused on getting plants in the ground. Water and herbal tea will be provided. Bring hats, garden trowels and gloves. Also at the garden site are: medicinal plants research plots; the KU Student Farm (a community garden); a new shade structure; and a new composting latrine by KU Engineers Without Borders. For directions clickwww.nativeplants.ku.edu/
6th ANNUAL REALLY, REALLY FREE MARKET
Saturday, 14 May 2010, 10:00am-1:00pm
Clinton City Park, 5th & Alabama St., Lawrence KS
The gift must always move! This free and open market will be a celebration of the cooperation and gift-giving that make life possible beyond the constraints of capitalists markets. Everyone is invited to give and receive clothing, household items, books, plants, seeds, crafts, information, skills, music, services, art, performances, stories, food, etc. There is no buying, selling, bartering, or exchanging involved-in this market, everything is strictly FREE!
Small items and clothing not taken from the Really, Really Free Market will be donated to the Penn House or Social Service League thrift store. However, large items cannot be transported to the thrift store. People are asked to take responsibility for any large items they bring that are not taken by the end of the event.
DOUGLAS COUNTY FOOD POLICY COUNCIL
Monday, 16 May 2011, 7:00pm
location to be determined - Lawrence, KS 66046
The Food Policy Council seeks to identify the benefits, challenges and opportunities for a successful, sustainable local food system. By advising the Douglas County Commission on public policies that will support local producers, preserve local agricultural resources and land, and create more local jobs, the F.P.C. hopes to improve the community's access to a local food supply and distribution networks. For more info go to Dg County Food Policy Council.
ADVANCED PERMACULTURE DESIGN SERIES WITH WARREN BRUSH
Tuesday-Saturday, 17-21 May 2011, one evening & four full days - $$$
Join world renowned permaculture instructor, Warren Brush, Director of Quail Springs Permaculture Center, and presenter at the September 2011 International Permaculture Conference in Jordan. Warren Brush is a certified permaculture designer and teacher as well as a mentor and storyteller, who has worked for over 25 years in permaculture education and sustainable systems design. This design series will include:
- Tuesday, 17 May, 7:00pm, lecture "Intro to Permaculture", Lawrence Public Library
- Wednesday, 18 May, 8:00am-5:30pm, "Permaculture Design Fundamantals", Delaware Street Commons
- Thursday, 19 May, 8:00am-5:30pm, "Urban Intensive Permaculture Design", Forest Floor Permaculture
- Friday-Saturday, 20-21 May, 8:00am-5:30pm, "Broadacre Permaculture Design", Karlin Family Farm
5th ANNUAL KANSAS CITY PLANT, SEED, & BULB EXCHANGE
Saturday, 21 May 2011, 9:30am to 12:00pm - FREE
Discovery Center of MO Dept. of Conservation, 4750 Troost, K.C. MO
Bring your labeled extras to put in the group, and it's all available to choose take home. And at 10:00am, Diane Whealy, co-founder of the Seed Savers Exchange, will be speaking. Herbs, heirlooms, veggies, trees, seeds, bulbs, cuttings - you name it people bring it. It is all free and they do it to encourage gardening and growing locally. For more info contact <email@example.com> or call (816)356-9892.
EDIBLE FOREST GARDEN DESIGN WORKSHOP ¤ K.C.C.U.A.
Sunday, 22 May 2011, 12:30-5:30pm - $$
5425 Mastin St., Merriam, KS, 66203
Current S.A.N. projects include:
1) Transition Kaw Valley - initiating transition to a relocalized post-carbon economy, and municipal-level Peak Oil response planning.
2) Kaw Permaculture Collaborative and Kansas Permaculture Institute - developing skills and resources for polyculture sustainable food production.
3) Eco Village Land Trust - Designing and focalizing a sustainable intentional community near Lawrence.
4) Growers' Land Trust - organizing interested stakeholders to acquire prime farmland in the urban fringe for land-based economic development and regional food security.
5) Weekly Sustainability Announcements - informing and encouraging others to become active in the Sustainability Action Network, or other action driven groups.
6) Water Rights and Watersheds - protecting the water commons, the source of all life, from privatization and contamination, and restoring our watersheds.
7) Electric & Human Powered Vehicles - promoting neighborhood electric vehicles and utility tricycles, including infrastructure and pro-active regulations.
8) Energy Conservation & Renewables - advancing a green economy through decentralized renewable energy and conservation.
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