On Monday July 18th Wendy Barron has offered to show us at least 20 medicinal plants that grow in her and Roger’s yard in Coon Rapids. Wendy will tell us about the plants and how to make medicine like teas, tinctures, and salves out of them. And if she has time she may even give us a handout to help guide us in our quest for our own home grown medicines. Wendy and Roger’s address is 1336 107th Lane in Coon Rapids (see map here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/1336+107th+Ln+NW,+Coon+Rapids,+MNfirstname.lastname@example.org,-93.301392,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x52b33b42fb70c595:0xaf84fd71aba4e3ff!8m2!3d45.1655399!4d-93.3007054 ). We will meet at their place at 6:30 and the gathering will last until around 8:30 or until we get kicked out. Let’s hope the weather cooperates for us.
And then on Monday August 1st Bob Suchanek has reserved our old meeting room in the upstairs conference room at the Coon Rapids Cub Foods located at 2050 Northdale Blvd in the Village 10 Center in Coon Rapids. Bob will be playing a recent Podcast from James Howard Kunstler who talks with science writer Alice J. Friedmann about her book WHEN TRUCKS STOP RUNNING. The two talk about oil, trucking, transportation, and the fate of Western Civilization as we run out of the fuel that keeps the whole thing grinding along. More on the hour long interview can be found here: http://kunstler.com/podcast/kunstlercast-278-alice-friedemann-trucks-stop-running/. We should have some time to talk about the talk, after the talk. The meeting will start about 6:30 p.m and again will last until 8:30 or so or until we get kicked out.
I hope that everybody’s summer is going well and am looking forwarding to attending what I am sure will be two great gatherings and hope to see you there. Also feel free to give me a call or drop me an email if you have any questions, or if you would like to share a Transition related topic in one of our other upcoming gatherings. We always need new topics and I know there are a lot of folks with a lot of knowledge out there waiting to be tapped in our transition to simpler lives.