Category Archives: Resource and Reference Material

Graham – Kapowsin Community Council-Providing resources in our area that you may have not known about.

Graham – Kapowsin Community Council

“We enhance our educational and community activities by developing a path that enables people to make positive choices through individualized attention, motivation and guidance in a professional and caring environment.”

  • Forums regarding community issues
  • Community coordination
  • Community get togethers
  • All ages Dances
  • Music Events, Understanding other Cultures
  • Special community-oriented events
  • Community Parent Resource:
  • Parent to Parent Power for Asian parent’s of children with disabilities
  • GCLC-sponsored speakers bureau
  • Fund raisers
  • Age-related activities for at-risk youth and the elderly
  • Living With A Chronic Condition
  • Outreach
  • Computer Classes: Hardware, Software and Troubleshooting
  • Classes are in partnership with Bethel Schools
  • Tentatively planned coursework
  • Computer Science
  • Energy Technology
  • ISO 9000 Quality Systems Management
  • Stress Management
  • Couples Communication
  • Credit courses pending through CPTC and PCC
  • Non-credit “free university” courses
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Small Engine Repair and Maintenance
  • Speed Dating
  • How to Prepare and Present Sushi
  • Clowning Around
  • Christian Counseling 136th and Meridian So. ( 253 848 1889 )
  • Anger and Stress Management
  • Grief and loss counseling
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Transitions
  • Drug and alcohol
  • Autism, Tourettes, and Learning Disorders
  • Christian-based and spiritually-oriented counseling
  • Group, individual, couples, and family counseling
  • Children, youth, and adult counseling
  • And much, much more

You can always find a link to the G-K CC under Graham Area Resources on the left-hand side of this page.


“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…

C.E.R.T. Community Emergency Response Teams

C.E.R.T. Information (This goes along with Leslie’s April, 2012 presentation)
This is provided by:
The Survival Center-America’s Premier Preparedness Center
For more information: Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
“The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.” (cont. on the site)

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







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.

More Info on Slow Money

Slow Money

“Thousands of Americans have begun affirming a new direction for the economy.  It’s called Slow Money.”

“Inspired by the vision of Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms and Fertility Mattered, published in 2009, the Slow Money Alliance is bringing people together around a new conversation about money that is too fast, about finance that is disconnected from people and place, about how we can begin fixing our economy from the ground up… starting with food.”

The “Slow Money” Movement May Revolutionize the Way You Think About Food

Planting Garlic and a New Post in Classifieds

I don’t know if you are aware that we have a CLASIFIED SECTION, but we have a new listing. Check it out.
For our members-please feel free to contact me at or post in the comment area to list something you have or need.  Also, if you are looking for work, or are looking to fill a position, please shoot me an email or place your “ad” in the comment section. I do screen before posting so it won’t show up right away.
I have created a separate page, SHARING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE, for listing our skills, experience, or talent that we can trade with each other or if you need that hard cold cash to charge for. Just list how much an hour or job it would be and then if you would be willing to barter for your service too. Please don’t forget contact information.
Now on to GARLIC.
I came across this easy to follow video from Kitchen Gardeners and wanted to share it. The sound drops off but you can still hear it.