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A Great Day for the Whole Family

June 10, 2011

Jun 17-18: Sierra Earthfest. If you’re willing to drive a little bit, there’s an interesting selection of garden/nature workshops mixed in with general fun next weekend in Tuolumne County at the Mountain Sage Nursery in Groveland, CA. Contact: for more information.

The 17th is Pre-EarthFest Event Seminar: 7 pm – 9:30 pm Seminar: “Turning Drains into Sponges, and Water Scarcity into Water Abundance” by Brad Lancaster, author of “Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands.” $15 suggested donation.

On the 18th, starting at 9am, the day includes Yoga by Balanced Rock Yoga, California Native Flower Essence Craft by Diane Swanson of Wahela Healing, Hands-on Rainwater Workshop, History of Salmon in the Tuolumne River, Green Building Techniques for Good Fire Ecology, Grow Soil to Grow Plants, Easy Worm Composting, The Littlest Bird string band stroll, Yellow Star Thistle Control, Rainwater: Putting Water Back Into Streams for Salmon, New Research on Great Grey Owls, Installing Rainwater and Infiltration Gardens Wrap-up by Brad Lancaster, author of “Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands.”

Plus, Ongoing Activities at booths: Rieki Seminars, Solar seminars, Cob oven seminars, Greywater toolkit and ecological waterfeature hands-on booth and Kids Activites: Booth crafts, interactive learning booths, storytelling.


Soulful Plotting

June 10, 2011


1.  The small seed of a fruit like that of a strawberry, orange or an apple;

2.   An individual rootstock of Lily-of-the-Valley or similar plant.

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