October Meeting: TUESDAY 10-6-15 at 6:30 PM

In lieu of of Wednesday Meeting this month we invite you to attend a multi-group event that can change your life and support a sustainable lifestyle. Join us at the Evergreen Church 10118 249th Street East, Graham on TUESDAY 10-6-15 at 6:30 PM for…

Integrating Whole Grains Into Our Lifestyle

  • A multi-group event in conjunction with Baby Steps To Healthier Living, but it is a topic that is a favorite among many of our group in Self Reliant Community. Please note that it is not being held at our usual SRC meeting place, but where Baby Steps usually meets.

    Whole Grains! Most “experts” say we should eat more of them. Some say we should eat less of them. What do I say? I say that adding whole grains into my diet was the first step in my journey to lose 300 pounds, and that whole grains are a fundamental part of maintaining my weight loss.

    Come learn about the history of grains, and not only that, how the history of grains is the history of civilization itself.

    Come learn the health benefits of adding whole grains into your diet.

    Learn all about gluten. Is it a modern day devil as touted by many? Is it harmless and safe for all? Or is the truth somewhere in between? We will discuss the hysteria over gluten and put it in perspective. We will discuss gluten-free alternatives for the small percentage of people who actually have a problem with gluten.

    Learn how easy, inexpensive, and delicious it can be to integrate whole grains into your lifestyle.

    Learn the basics of making your own bread from whole grains.

    This event will be part classroom lecture, part hands on instruction, but it will be all fun!

    I will bring my cherished grain mill and anyone who wishes can take home some fresh milled organic wholemeal wheat flour to try at home.

    There will be opportunity to sample some examples of delicious whole grains, including Ray’s World Famous Multigrain Bread Rolls!

    See you there!

September Meeting

Patient members, PLEASE join us for an in depth discussion about:

Surviving the Simple Struggles

This month we will share our knowledge about maintaining skills and our sanity when facing wildfires, “hurricane” winds like last night, ice storms, and the really nasty news. We will meet at the Graham Fire Hall located 23014 70th Ave.E 6:30-8:00pm

Also, stay tuned for upcoming meetings about winter gardening, fungi, winter potlucks, etc. We look forward to sharing our knowledge with you.

Aug 2015

Dear valuable friends and community members. Our ability to maintain the website has fallen apart recently. For those of you who use the website to follow and track our meetings and other activities we apologize for not keeping it up-to-date.


Our next meeting will be held tonight, Wednesday, August 5th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Graham Fire Station, 23014 70th Ave. E, Graham, WA


Hot weather!  Water shortages.  Droughts. Given the current state of our environment, the SRC will discuss the methods we can use to sustain living in drought conditions. A combination of videos and discussion await you.


We are working to rebuild our email list. If you are not getting the monthly email announcement and would like to, make sure you sign up at the Aug. meeting.

Meeting June 3, 2015

Dear Community Neighbors,

Please accept our apologies for not keeping up up to date on happenigs for the Graham Self Reliant Community.

On Wednesday June 3, 2015, we will discuss “Security in the Home”. This includes fire prevention with looming droughts, alarm options, and theft prevention. We have general information information about firearm/gun security plus up-to-date information about the Paul Bunyon and Tacoma Rifle & Revolver Gun Ranges.

We look forward to a wonderful evening with you on June 3, 2015 from 6:30-8:30.

Our meetings are held at the Graham Fire Hall on 70th Avenue.

March Meeting 2015

With all the mild weather, people are itching to get into the garden. This post may curse that good weather (L.O.L.).

In March, we will gather with seed catalogs in hand and share the dirt!

Please bring your ideas, questions, pictures, and catalogs to talk. Join us at:

23014 70th Ave. E, Graham, WA 98338

03/04/15     6:30PMseeds

February Meeting

Mark your calendars!

February 4, 2015  6:30PM

Master Food Preserver, Hal Meng, will be sharing the ins and outs of canning, dehydrating, and fermenting foods. He puts on a great presentation and will gladly answer your questions about preserving the harvest or hunt. Join us!

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Everyone is welcome to attend.

Graham Fire Hall 23014 70th Ave. E, Graham, WA 98338

January Meeting 01/07/15


January will be an open forum discussion on  Getting Back to Basics. Many members and readers have this book on the shelf at home. When was the last time you dug into it? Have you been afraid to  try some of the ideas in it? Bring your book(s) and talk or listen to benefits of Getting Back to the Basics of life. Discussions may shift depending on the needs of those attending.

Meeting location:  23014 70th Ave. E, Graham, WA 98338

Meeting Start time:    01/07/15     6:30PM