Friday, January 18, 2008

Nature Writing Opportunities

Erin Tuttle's friend LeAnn Spencer has created an online literary publication called A Prairie Journal. The purpose of this publication is to celebrate the prairie landscape and local ecology through the written word and visual art.

Just recently, LeAnn and Erin also "inherited" another publication called Seeding the Snow. This is a midwestern journal that serves to connect ecologically-minded women through writing and art. Currently, Seeding the Snow is a printed journal, and they hope to publish it online in the future.

Both publications are accepting submissions and Seeding the Snow is also accepting subscriptions at $16 for a bi-yearly journal. You can send any submissions (written or visual) via email to A Prairie Journal or Seeding the Snow (or you can hand them directly to Erin).

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

January Meeting Wrap-up

A full house listened to Mel Zaloudek's insightful and hilarious program on herbs on Jan. 9. We learned about herb taxonomies as well as traditional and culinary uses from this expert gardener.

Here is more information on Hudson's Seeds, which Mel mentioned during his presentation.

Watch for information about our Feb. 13 meeting, which will feature seed starting with Vicki Nowicki.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Center for Sustainable Community

The Center for Sustainable Community is located near Kankakee and is committed to the discovery and creation of sustainable ways of living. The organization provides seminars and workshops as well as other educational and experiential events focusing on areas such as green technology, permanent agriculture (permaculture), holistic health and healing, and the experience of community living.

The Center invites everyone to their seminars (here's a calendar link). The next one is on Permaculture Orchard Design and Maintenance on Feb. 16, focusing on the planting and care of fruit trees. There is a $35 fee for this seminar.