STUMPS & OLD HAY NEEDED by 6/25 Materials needed for upcoming workshop (see below). Please contact MUD BEFORE delivering, as materials are needed at workshop site, NOT at MUD.
HUGELKULTURE: PERMACULTURERAISED BED WORKSHOP Saturday, June 26 1:00 PM @ MUD member's garden* Instructor: Paul Wheaton, master gardener & permaculture instructor Pre-registration recommended; contact MUD office or follow link below.
Hugelkultur is a German word pronounced "hoogle culture". It is a permaculture technique which takes the concepts of raised beds to the max! Hugelkultur makes all the benefits of a compost pile directly accessible to your garden plants, while simultaneously drastically reducing the amount of water required for successful gardening.
This hands-on workshop provides participants with start-to-finish experience making a raised bed filled with rotten wood and soil. This results in a garden bed loaded with organic material, nutrients, and air pockets for plant roots. The wood decomposes over time, shifting the soil and allowing for a low-till or no-till approach, and sustains an increased soil temperature as it breaks down. All that rotten wood retains a high volume of water, too, enabling you to reduce garden water requirements to almost nothing.
Join MUD & Paul Wheaton to learn the nuances of building a hugelkultur bed that will save you time, effort, and water, and result in nutrient rich vegetables or extraordinarily happy ornamentals into the foreseeable future!
Wear clothes that can get dirty, bring work gloves, and plan to do some digging if you want the full experience. Participants are encouraged to engage in the hands-on work, but welcome to observe if physically unable to participate.
Drag'n Drop, An Eco-friendly Computer Disposal / Recycle Event
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2010 Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm Location: Caras Park by Dragon Hollow
Have used or unwanted computer equipment? Want to prevent it from going to a landfill? Greener Computing Solutions will recycle your old computer equipment! For a small recycling fee you can keep Montana Green!
Drag and Drop your used computers to Caras Park by Dragon Hollow, July 11th from 9:00 am to Noon and we’ll take it from there.
Ponds, Swales And Keyline Systems: Water For Your Dried Up Farm Whether you have some water to play with or your land is bone dry, we're going to talk about how any dried patch of dirt can be converted into a lush jungle of crops and forage.
Recycled Art & Craft Class "Spirit Dolls & Wish Bottles"
Description Sat, July 10, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Stop in after the Farmers Market & Create a Craft Project!
What are Spirit Dolls & Wish Bottles? They are small inspirational creations made from old bottles & other post consumer goods & crafting scraps.
A guided meditation helps you assists you in choosing the right materials to create your own uniquely meaningful keepsake.
This is so much more than a craft, you can think of them as a piece of art as well as a piece of yourself or your processes. Whether a gift for someone else , an inspirational tool, a symbol of your heart's desire or a reminder of those we have lost, theses creations are wonderful and decorative pieces that everyone will love!
The size is determined by the size of the bottle you use. This workshop allows you to produce amazing and wonderful results alone or as a family.
Cost is $40 includes materials VENUE: Eternal Springs Healing Center above Meadowsweet, next to Bernice's 180 s 3rd St w Missoula , CALL TO REGISTER 406-240-6182
You may bring clean dry bottles, glue- low temp hot glue and crafting scraps if you wish or they will be provided for you.
Electric Fencing for Your Garden & Livestock workshop
July 21, 2010 from 6:30pm to 8pm – At MUD! Basics of Electric Fencing workshop Wednesday, July 21 6:30 PM @ MUD Instructors: James Jonkel (MT Fish, Wildlife & Parks), Scott Mackay (Cenex) & Erin Edge (Defenders of Wildlife) Do you ra… Organized by MUD Project | Type: workshop
On Thursday, July 15th the White House Office of Urban Affairs will host a live chat with the leadership of the Sustainable Communities Partnership, an unprecedented agreement between HUD, Transportation, and EPA to coordinate federal housing, transportation, and environmental investments. A part of President Obama's broader urban and metropolitan agenda, the partnership, aims to break down traditional silos and craft federal programs and policies that take a more collaborative and holistic approach to better respond to the needs of communities.
Last month, the Partnership released a joint notice of funding availability (NOFA) – $35 million in TIGER II Planning grants and $40 million in Sustainable Community Challenge grants – for local planning activities that integrate transportation, housing, and economic development. And, HUD also announced $100 million in funding for Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant program that will support regional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
We invite you to join us for a live discussion on Sustainable Communities – the progress they’ve made, the funding programs available, and what the future of the partnership looks like – at www.whitehouse.gov/live
on July 15th at 2:00pm EST or you can submit questions in advance to Planetizen
What: Sustainable Communities Live Chat
Who: Shelley Poticha, Director of the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, HUD
Beth Osborne, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy, Department of Transportation
Tim Torma, Deputy Director of the Office of Sustainable Communities, EPA
Moderated by Derek Douglas, Special Assistant to the President on Urban Policy, White House
When: 2:00PM EST, Thursday, July 15, 2010
How: Watch and participate at www.whitehouse.gov/live
Not actually a Permies event but I decided to add them because of new efforts to be more green.
River City Roots Festival - Missoula's Annual Signature Event
Saturday, August 28, 2010 - Sunday, August 29, 2010
Produced by the Missoula Downtown Association as the community's signature celebration of the city we live in, the River City Roots Festival has quickly risen to the top of Montana's must-see-list. Recognized as the 2009 Montana Tourism Event of the Year, Roots Fest attracts more than 10,000 individuals to the heart of the community for a variety of fun activities. This two-day free festival features first-class art and entertainment for both residents and visitors. With quality live performances on a big stage on West Main Street, a juried art show, entertainment for children and families, and a 4-Mile run through the heart of Missoula, Roots Fest brings a weekend of family fun to the community.
I brought this back from the farm where they grow the tiny ads:
paul's patreon stuff got his videos and podcasts running again!