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We are looking for vendors and entertainers!

Sell, Buy, Learn…

Open Market copy

at Bethel Learning Center

21818 38th Ave. E. Spanaway

3 Saturdays: May 11, 2013, Aug 10, 2013, Nov 9, 2013- 9am-3pm

If you would like to be a vendor or provide entertainment (NO FEES ARE PAID to perform — Volunteers only)

EMail: or

Mail: 10806 240th St. E. Graham, WA 98338

Let us know which dates you would be interested in and please fill in the form below and return by MAY 1, 2013. You can  select, copy, and paste the info, or print (for mail-in).



(Signature)  if email-just type in name                                  (Date)

Name/Farm/Organization (print)                                                                                       


City:                                                                                         Zip:                                                    

Contact Person:                                                                                                                           

Phone: _______________________________

Email: ____________________________________________

What will be presented at your booth?                                                                     



If you are an entertainer will you need electricity?   Yes____   No____


Market goal: Expand the opportunity for people in the community to sell their produce, flowers, plants, meat, value-added farm foods, etc. plus encourage Cottage Industry Products such as hand-made furniture, rugs, soap, natural home cleaning products, herbal tinctures/salves, dolls, art, stationary, toys, bird feeders.  Local professionals, businesses and home-based businesses are also welcome.  The Open Market is all-inclusive with a focus on growing, making, and producing local products to strengthen our local economy and communities, along with an emphasis on training, learning and mentoring.  There will also be a Corner Market where you can drop off products to be sold in exchange for 10% of proceeds.

Fees & Info.: $40 booth inside, $30 Non-Profit and scholarships available if teaching or mentoring. Two tables: @6’x3′ available but please bring chairs & other items for setup. Other booth size needed:____ Setup is at 7:30am. Additional $10 charge for space greater than  10’x10′ and $5 for electricity (plus bring heavy duty ex. Cord). Food Vendors must have a Pierce County Food Handler’s Permit & Temporary Food Service Permit on display. All cooking areas MUST be equipped with a Fire Extinguisher.

Graham/Kapowsin Community Council

For more information please contact Carol Wright: Phone 253-279-3071


“OFF-GRID-free yourself”

This was posted on Facebook today and I thought it was something I would like to share with the SRC group. Thanks, Holly

“Off-Grid reports on the people, technologies, events and influences throughout the global off-grid community. The Landbuddy section helps you find others to go off-grid with and the free classifieds are full of ads for off the grid real estate. The Off-Grid101 section is packed with basic information from the right kind of solar cooker to how to gather rainwater.”
“With daily news stories and a busy forum, is an indispensible part of daily routine for many off-gridders.”

Looking for your own piece of heaven?


How it works:

1. You  want to go off-grid
  Want to help/get involved  
  Offer land/already off-grid
 2. Post a listing  
tell others where you are and what you are offering or looking for
 3. Get responses  
use our blog system to receive and send messages
 4. Have a chat
on the forum, and see what happens…  

So go ahead   post a listing…


4/25/12 Message from Lisa C.-

Last season Vera picked the rhubarb from Bruce L.’s farm and sold it at the farmers market…this season she cannot do that so Carol Wright is asking for suggestions or help to get involved in selling and/or picking ‘cuz the rhubarb is ready.

The $ last season went to the Feed The Children program here in our community, over the summer. let me know.

People Ignore Signs, Delay Treatment of Heart Attack

Bruce Smith, a member of SRC and the editor of The Mountain News- WA, had an interview with Melinda Beck from the Wall Street Journal and said it would be ok to share this with our group. He is also one of the people featured in this article.

Many People Ignore Signs, Delay Treatment of Heart Attack






“Honeybee Deaths Linked to Corn Insecticides”

“What was killing all those honeybees in recent years? New research shows a link between an increase in the death of bees and insecticides, specifically the chemicals used to coat corn seeds.”

“The study, titled “Assessment of the Environmental Exposure of Honeybees to Particulate Matter Containing Neonicotinoid Insecticides Coming from Corn Coated Seeds,” was published in the American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science & Technology journal, and provides insight into colony collapse disorder.”
For the complete article:
“Honeybee Deaths Linked to Corn Insecticides” 

By Alexandra Ludka Mar 15, 2012 6:15pm


I saw this on Doomsday Preppers the other night. These two tips were from the same lady, Kellene Bishop, The Preparedness Pro. This is a great site for all things EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS.
For complete article please click on the links below.

PRESERVING EGGS 1                                                              

 Preserving eggs in the refrigerator for 9 months is unfathomable to most people, let alone safely preserving eggs that long without refrigeration. But today I’ll make crystal clear how you can preserve eggs worry-free without compromising your health and taste standards and perhaps I’ll even shed some light on how you came to believe that eggs can only be preserved in a refrigerator.”



“So picture this.  It’s a bona fide emergency survival situation.  You are holed up on your home and living off of the emergency preparedness supplies you stored.  And you’ve got one heck of a hankering for some yummy melted cheese.  But you’re just not in the mood for the Velveeta, that nasty powdered stuff, or the “squirt” kind of cheese.  You want a good solid bite of a yummy Parmesan, or Swiss, or a sharp cheddar.  (I’m making myself drool even as I write this.)  But hey, cheese doesn’t store for a very long time, right?  Well, in this case, I’m happy to tell you that you’re wrong.  And if you’re a true cheese addict, then you’ll be happy to hear that you’re wrong for once, right?”

For the complete article please click on the link above.

“How to Build Community”

Lisa C. posted this on facebook (via the Happy Homesteader) and I had to borrow it because it reminded me so much of our founder Wayne Cooke and his philosophy. If I didn’t know better I could believe he actually wrote this! He works so hard to bring us all together as a community. Thank you so much Wayne for all you do!

Wayne, you are truly an inspiration to us all.