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Emma Olson

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8 years ago
Hey Permies Fans,

I just started a facebook group for Missoula Permaculture; if you are based in Montana and interested in this sort of thing, please join.  I will be sure to post info about upcoming lectures, demonstrations and events in Missoula. Please feel free to do so as well if there are any I miss.

Missoula Permaculture:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_122630191141864

There is also a  page for Paul Wheaton, which will have info about any of his lectures, other events and presentations in the future.

Paul Wheaton's:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Wheaton/137801416282548?v=info

Thanks for the support!
8 years ago
So I just started a facebook page for Paul. I will be sure to post info about his upcoming lectures in Missoula or any other events and presentations he's giving here in the future. There is also a group for Missoula Permaculture; if you are based in Montana, please join. 

Paul Wheaton's:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Wheaton/137801416282548?v=info

Missoula Permaculture:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_122630191141864
I recently stumbled across the Missoula CFAC. I haven't heard much about them in the past and I'm interested in finding out more about the organization. Does it function essentially like a Food Policy Council, by helping to get input from stakeholders in various sectors of the food system to improve access to and policy regarding food? Does it do advocacy for nonprofits? What does membership get you? What experiences have people had with this organization? Thanks!
8 years ago
I have had incredible service from Recompute Computers on several occasions.

Once, when I was trying to order a new battery for my MacBook through them and the gentleman helping me realized it would not arrive in time for when I needed it, they refunded my money in full.

Most recently, I went in to do some preliminary research--I need to buy a new PC laptop. Since they've been so knowledgeable in the past, I wanted to see what they recommended. Someone gave me a full run-down and answered all my questions. It was great. Unfortunately, the model he recommended was considerably larger than what I needed, and though they offered to special order one for me, I really want to test it out before purchasing.

Which brings me to my next point--besides Best Buy and other chains where people don't seem to have much knowledge or interest in truly helping customers-- where can I purchase a laptop in Missoula and what model and features do people recommend? Thanks!
8 years ago

charles johnson "carbonout" wrote:
is your computer by your feet ? they put off alot of heat .



True. and I used to typically sit with my computer on my lap, which helped keep me warm. However, I've read recent studies that this can be really dangerous for your health.
8 years ago
I just made a stocking out of recycled fabric. I used an old pair of jeans. I didn't use a pattern though I am sure there are plenty online. It's easy:

Cut out two equal size and shaped pieces of fabric in the sock shape.

Sew them together (inside out looks a bit nicer). Leave the top open.

Sew some lace, a fringe, ribbon or other piece of fabric around the top.

You can add buttons, embroidery, sequins, stitching, whatever.

This is great because you can send things inside them as well.


Bathing Beauties, Selvedge Studio, and Joseph's coat on the hip strip are great places to get inspiration as well as supplies to build upon any remnants and recycled materials you use.

I find that a homemade gift almost always means more, even if it doesn't turn out perfect.

Does anyone know an easy way to make a star (out of recycled cans, or paper mache, or something else) for the top of a tree? thanks. 
8 years ago
I think it's a great idea if they have an idea of an environmentally friendly and cost efficient way of processing them. Also if it would be possible to add signatures online and a link in this thread that would be an easy way to get more support.
8 years ago
Paul,

Which of these presentations would be best for someone new to permaculture who would like a more general overview of the ideas and practices involved? Thanks.
8 years ago
On that note, are there any veggies that are particularly good for freezing? I figure you can throw just about anything into soup a few months later, but what if I want to thaw it out and serve it fresh or lightly grilled? Any suggestions?
8 years ago