FROM Butte Mountain Organic Farm
Carolyn Boyd and Kirk McDonald, 17336 Butte Mountain Road, Jackson, CA 95642
For those interested there will be another Amador Co-op Meeting, tomorrow, Wed June 24th
This message came from Sean
The meetingis set for 10 a.m. and I believe we need to discuss leadership within our group in order to move forward effectively. If you have suggestions as to what else we need to discuss immediately please email me so I can put them on a agenda.
To open up the leadership question, I cannot take this on. That is to say I will support and do what I can but I am not willing to spearhead this project. It would be great if one of you would step forward and lead the way towards a local food and fiber cooperative for our community.
Hi all, Unfortunately we have been bumped out of the Health and Human
Services Conference room as offices there have priority. We will be
holding the Co-op meeting in conference room C in the Amador Co. Admin
Bldg at 810 court street in Jackson.
Excuse the confusion,
Lesley Cox (of Desert Oasis Dancers) and I are excited to announce the first Belly Dancer’s Flea Market to be held at the Kundalini studio in Jackson, Saturday, July 25 from 10-4.
We invite any and all who are interested to participate. We will have a central checkout to make things more convenient, and items will be organized by category (skirts, tops, fabric, instruments, etc). If you would like to sell some of your items, contact Tracy or I and then simply mark your items clearly with your initials and the price. We ask that all those participating help either with set-up, clean-up or a shift during the sale day if possible. 10% of sales will go to the Kundilini Dance Studio for the use of the space and advertising. So start making plans now. Go through your dance stuff, or even make some cool things to sell (dropping a hint to all who are creatively talented). If you know someone just starting out, this would be the sale to point them to so they can start building their dance wardrobe affordably.
I’m really looking forward to this and shopping till I drop!
Mark your calendars! Or, just come shop!!!!
See you then!
Tracy at www.KundaliniDance.com
On Sunday, June 28, you’ll have the rare opportunity to raft the Foothill Conservancy and support its work to protect and restore the Mokelumne River.with OARS of Angels Camp. OARS will run three special raft trips on the Mokelumne’s six-mile Electra-Middle Bar run to benefit the
This is a special opportunity to float the Mokelumne and experience its beauty from river level with knowledgeable guides and professional equipment. Commercial rafting is not allowed on the Mokelumne, so these trips are being allowed under a special permit.
The trip is a fun, Class II-III trip suitable for families and seniors. No prior rafting experience is required. There’s plenty of time to relax and enjoy the scenery as well as fun, Class II-III rapids: the Chute, S-Turn, and Devil’s Toilet Bowl. Below the Highway 49 bridge, rafters may see ducks, geese and other wildllife along the river. The entire trip, including transportation to and from the site, should take less than four hours.
Cost is $70 per person and space is limited. Advance reservations are required. Participants must be at least age 7. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The trips will be guided and equipped by OARS of Angels Camp, one of the finest whitewater rafting companies in the country. They have fun, knowledgeable guides and well-equipped and maintained rafts.
Foothill Conservancy of Pine Grove is the leading conservation group involved in the protection and restoration of the upper Mokelumne River, which provides 90 percent of the East Bay’s water. Most recently, it has led the fight to stop the expansion of Pardee Reservoir. The Conservancy is seeking permanent protection of the Mokelumne through National Wild and Scenic River designation.
To reserve your spot, call Randy at Foothill Conservancy, email@example.com e-mail him at
For more on OARS, see its website, http://www.oars.com/. For more on Foothill Conservancy’s efforts to protect and restore the Mokelumne, and photos of the river, see its website, http://www.foothillconservancy.org/.
For more information on the trips, contact Randy at firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail
To order any of these products contact Corinne at email@example.com
Reminding you that a healthy “looking” lawn & garden often means unhealthy issues for children and pets. Melaleuca Customers have other options to making our lawn healthy and chemical free.
MELALEUCA LAWN & GARDENING CARE ALTERNATIVES
Some NATURAL REMEDIES: Special Tips for Gardens
Fertilizer- Tough & Tender diluted through a lawn sprayer unit is an excellent fertilizer for your Rose Bushes.
Use lots of organic fertilizer, especially compost. Compost is a natural primary fertilizer choice is pretty good for planting gardens. Compost is a living system of microbes and decaying organic matter. As microbes continually break down the organic matter, important nutrients are released slowly and steadily to be used by the plants. The glue-like waste products of these microbes create a porous soil which holds more air and water, helping your plants to breathe and drink.
Don’t plant in rows. Plant with equal space in every direction. Rows were invented to ease the harvesting of really big crops. In your own backyard this is less relevant. Try growing your plants equally distant from one another in all directions. This helps exclude many invasive weeds. Additionally, this creates a microclimate which keeps heat in and retains moisture, the combination which stimulates robust plant growth.
Use plants suitable to your specific region. Buy seed (preferably organic) from a company that harvests seed locally. These seeds have been selected for their performance within the specific requirements of your local environment.
Use nature’s tricks. Plants have evolved their own pesticides such as caffeine and nicotine. Dump some chewing tobacco or coffee grounds in your watering can to make a less toxic pesticidal tea. Apply generously whenever you water.
Special Tips for Lawns
Use a variety of grass suited to your local area. Call your county extension service to find out which variety of grass would be most appropriate.
Reduce soil compaction. To aerate your soil use earthworms and a garden fork. For bigger jobs, rent an aerating machine.
Remove thatch build up. Thatch is the layer of decomposing roots, leaves, and stems at the surface of the soil. Removing this layer allows water and fertilizer to penetrate down to the roots where they are most needed. Use a thatching rake or for big jobs, rent a thatching machine. It is most strategic to do this in the spring or fall when the grass will grow back quickly.
Mow frequently but lightly. Mowing too low to the ground reduces the amount of green in a lawn, which reduces its ability to produce food. Mowing too low also causes a lawn to dry out. Finally, be sure to use a sharp blade to reduce the stress on the grass.
INSECTS….. BUGS… other PESTS!
1. Cucumber peelings will get rid of black ants. Spread peels by ant trails in your house; the ants eat the peels and die.
2. Kill ants in lawns by pouring one pound of coffee grounds in a quart of boiling water over the anthill. A very big anthill may require a larger amount of coffee and hot water.
3. Repelling Ants on Counter Tops: Wipe counters down every day with cider vinegar… (unless counters are made of Marble… vinegar dissolves marble).
Silver Fish / Roaches – Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1 Tbsp of powdered sugar. Put the mixture in roach/silverfish areas (out of children’s and pet’s reach). Bugs eat the mixture and explode.
Slugs – Fill spray bottle with 1/2 and 1/2 solution of vinegar and water. At night, use flashlight to find slugs in garden and spray the slugs with a “stream” setting. The vinegar causes the slugs to slime to death. (Also, put out a pan of beer. This will lure slugs to a drunken death.)
MBS Productions presents . . . the First Ever. . .
Amador Mind~Body~Spirit Fair
WHEN: October 31st and November 1st 2009
WHERE: The Evalynn Bishop Hall – Ione, CA
WHAT: A great variety of healers, health/
body-work specialists and vendors offering
health products, jewelry, books, crystals, gifts and much more. PLUS dozens of the best readers, psychics and presenters offering new ideas, insights and guidance.
A MUST SEE EVENT!!
Join Our E-Mailing List and get all the latest news and updates!
April Hughes ~ MBS Productions ~ PO Box 1055 ~ Sutter Creek , CA 95685
Call 209.304.4362 or 209.295.3954
LETS MAKE THIS A BIG OL’ ROCKING SUMMER PARTY!
THE MORE THE MERRIER!
FRIENDS, , FAMILY,NEIGHBORS,CLIENTS, PETS, RANDOM COOL STRANGERS
Hi. I know that everyone is very busy during the summer (myself included), so before I plan a pot luck for June, I wanted to find out who all would committ to coming. Last year I planned an event in June and only about 4 people came. So if everybody is too busy, I understand. I just need to know.
If we do it, this is what it would be:
Sunday, June 14th –
Games, prizes, watermelon, you know – an old fashioned picnic. – D eter Park,Jackson
So – Who would come? How many adults and how many kids in your group?
Please respond by May 20th to firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Spiritual Market will be:
Sunday, May 16.
This will be our first time at this location.
This event is open to all.
$1.00 donation, children 12 & under free.
Vendors – Readers – Healers
Free: Arts & Crafts for the kids!
Door Prizes – Raffle Prizes
We are working on having a Pagan Clown too.
The Spiritual Market is growing fast.
This is our second year and we’re having a blast!
These events were started so we, in the Pagan community, would have some place to go and network, hang out for the day. An event where not just Pagan retailers, but also Pagan “crafters” can go and participate in to show off and sell there beautiful handcrafted items.
The Spiritual Market is put on by Breed & The Cauldron of Grace & Knowledge.
Vendors – Healers – Readers
Presenters & Entertainers
If you or someone you know would be interested in participating in this event or any of our future events contact:
Spiritual Market Events
Events are being scheduled monthly and will be rotating locations.
We will be back at the VFW in valley springs not sure of when yet
Come Join Us!
Please pass this info on to others, Thank You.
A place for women to explore their spiritual path.
Join us at our monthly women’s circles where we honor the sacred in each of us and in everything, discovering our essential selves through sharing and connecting.
Circles meet on the Saturday closest to the full moon
in Jackson, in Amador County.
Potluck and sharing time begins at 4:00pm
Sacred Circle is from 5:30—8:00pm.
For more information, please call Tracy at (209) 419-1362 or email her at email@example.com.
FREE Prenatal Fitness Program funded my Amador First 5.
9:30 am at The Solution Within Hypnosis Center. Hosted by Childbirth Educator and Doula, Brandy Astwood
Class with Eugen Alliende at Global Healing Arts, Jackson
COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS – Mondays and Thursdays, 9 – 10AM and 5:30-6:30PM, Pine Grove Town Hall on Highway 88. Classes are $5.00 per class. Contact Marie Schluter at (209) 223-1521, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
Belly Dancing Class
Drop in Welcome!
163 Main St. Jackson
Classes at Zai Studio, Moke Hill
Gental Yoga – 9:30am
Gentle yoga – 5:30pm
Health & Longevity 10am
Beginning Kung Fu – Adults 5:30pm
Health & Longevity 6:30pm
Advanced Kung Fu 5:30pm
Health & Longevity 8am
Kung Fu – Adults 5:30 pm
Health & Longevity 6:30pm
Yoga with Olga @ 54 Main-Upstairs Sutter Creek -Upstairs from On Purpose.
Drop in rate $10 class