4/6/11 MEETING NOTES AND LINKS

We covered quite a bit in our April meeting. Wayne mentioned the Rhubarb project 2011.  If you are interested in more information on this please contact him.

Friends of Pierce County is hosting a showing of The Future of Food that offers an indepth investigation into the truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods.THE FUTURE FOOD AND FARMLAND FUNDRAISER on April 19th at the Tacoma Grand Cinema. Refreshments will be provided and a Silent Auction of local farm items will be held after the show.

There is also going to be the SPRING INTO HEALTH FAIR on April 30th in Eatonville. It is free and open to the public. The SRC group will be there so, please come visit us.

Jerry W. has completed a CARPORT TUBE FRAME GREENHOUSE
and we have posted his article and the pictures he provided under our GARDENING section (right-hand side).

Debbie P. made us all a great resource packet chock full of survival, food storage tips, emergency information. It will take me some time to read. You went above and beyond! Thank you Debbie!

We discussed retrofitting your home for earthquakes. Making sure you have the foundation of your house securely attached to the home itself.
Frank C. presented information on Mountain Community Co-op in Eatonville. He pointed out that anyone can shop in the store but becoming a member has its benefits.

Billy B. gave a nice talk on saving seeds and the great classes that are offered by the South Sound Seed Stewards (S4).

Joyce M. wanted me to mention that it is important to carry your charger along with your cell phone. In an emergency you may need both! She also said that she subscribes to a very interesting monthly news letter called the AVANT GARDENER. You can order yours at AVANT GARDENER.

We also touched on the importance of ham radios in case of an emergency. Twin Firs Ham Radio Club is a hub for South County Communication if conventional systems are gone. However, I could not find any information on this group to share with you.

BAKER CREEK HEIRLOOM SEEDS had a cute display of their products. Their motto is “America’s Top Source for Pure Heirloom Seeds”. Please check out their site-they have a magazine, forum, and a blog along with their seeds and products.

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