Saturday, October 06, 2012


Below you will find more information about the following:

Oct. 9: Kaw Valley Herbs Study Group Meeting
Oct. 11: Film screening of Drop City
Oct 13: Recycle your Electronics
Oct. 20: Round Table Lawrence
Nov. 10: Kansas Environmental Forum


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TUESDAYS: 4-6pm  1020 Vermont

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Community Announcements

Kaw Valley Herbs Study Group meeting
October 9, 2012 at 7pm
Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Rd.
$2 donation to cover costs; students free

The Kaw Valley Herbs Study Group meets monthly to learn about herbs.  We explore all aspects of an herb: growing & harvesting, historical lore, culinary virtues, medicinal merits, and aromatherapy, household, and cosmetic applications.  Our gatherings are fun and educational, and jam-packed with useful information, including relevant demonstrations.
   Our October focus herbs are Witch Hazel and Artemesia (Wormwood).  In addition to our topic herbs, we will be talking about The Herbs of Halloween and Creating your Own Aromatherapy Sprays and Spells, PLUS you never know what you'll learn during our popular Share, Show, and Tell segment.
Everyone with an interest in herbs is welcome.  Please bring neither pets nor children under 10.

KVHSG is a non-profit group.  

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Drop City: Film screening
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7pm
Liberty Hall
$6 donation support Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen

Drop City, filmed by Joan Grossman and Tom McCourt with animations by Michael Krueger, is a story of whimsical innovation and the drive to create a new civilization on the scrapheap of a wasteful society.  Drop City is widely considered to be the first hippie commune of the 1960’s and the first to be grounded in art practice.

A short film by Gene Bernofsky, Lawrence of America (1980), will also be shown at this screening.  This film was made in Lawrence and takes a satirical but prescient look at changing attitudes toward economic inequality in America. 

After the two screenings, director Joan Grossman, artist Michael Krueger and dropper Gene Bernofsky will invite a conversation.

All proceeds go to L.I.N.K.

Tickets are available at Liberty Hall.

City of Lawrence Electronic Recycling Event
Saturday, October 13, 9am-1pm
Free State High School, north parking lot, 4700 Overland Drive

The city will host an electronic recycling event at the north parking
lot of Free State High School on October 13.  Items accepted for
recycling include Computers, Monitors, Printers, Copiers, Scanners,
Fax Machines, Televisions, Video and Audio Equipment, Household
Batteries, Microwaves and other Small Appliances, Cell Phones and
other Hand Held Devices.

Items NOT accepted: Large Appliances (refrigerators, AC units,
dehumidifiers) and Household Hazardous Waste (fluorescent light bulbs,
compressed gas cylinders, etc.).

There is a $10 recycling fee per computer monitor and a $15 recycling
fee per television.  There is no recycling fee for other electronic

For further information, please contact the City’s Waste Reduction and
Recycling Division at 832-3030 or visit

Round Table Lawrence
Oct. 20th, 9:30 am to 11:30 am 
East Lawrence Rec. Center. 

Meet the Historic Resource Administrator Lynne Braddock Zollner, and Michael Arp, a member of the Historic Resource Commission and Architectural Review Committee.  Lynne will give a presentation about why and how we protect cultural resources in Lawrence. 
  • What makes a property historic?
  • What properties in Lawrence are considered historic?
  • What is the Historic Resources Commission and what do they do?
  • What types of projects require review by the HRC?

Round Table Lawrence is on Facebook and their website is
Kansas Environmental Forum
Making Connections, Growing the Grass Roots
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 9am to 3:30pm 
Fiedler Auditorium, K-State University Engineering Complex
17th St. and College Heights Rd.

*Celebrate the Kansas environment with the Kansas Natural Resource Council (, Kansas Interfaith Power and Light (, and our partners.

*Participants will learn about the history and future of the environmental stewardship in Kansas, brainstorm new ideas for expanding their own work, and build partnerships with others across the state.

Scheduled speakers:
Rex Buchanan, Kansas Geological Survey
Scott Allegrucci, Sierra Club Beyond Coal Campaign
Dorothy Barnett, Climate and Energy Project
Ben Champion, KSU

Register via email at  Include your name, your organization name, address, and phone number. If you are registering for a group, please provide the name and contact information for each group member.

Additional Sponsors: Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability; Kansas Farmers Union; Kansas Rural Center; Jayhawk Audubon Society; Friends of the Kaw; Center for Haardous Substance Research at KSU; Grassland Heritage Foundation.

For more information visit the conference website at www.knrc,ws or contact Moti Reber wtih KS IPL at or Kim Bellemere with KNRC at  

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dedicated to learning how to live lightly and sustainably.

Sustainability requires that we restore biodiversity and environmental
health, strengthen relationships within and among human communities,
insist on democratic decision-making at all levels of governance,
insure social and economic equity for all, promote peaceful conflict resolution, 
and reorient our aims from growth to stability and justice. 
It means living within our means today and protecting the interests of future generations. 

LSN supports the efforts of individuals and organizations that work toward these goals.

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