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Monthly Archives: August 2012
Interested in keeping bees? Wanna meet fellow beekeepers? Then, attend Greater Hot Springs Beekeepers Association’s monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at Lake Hamilton Church of the Nazarene (200 Lockhaven Point) in Hot Springs. For more information, contact Robert Schappek by clicking here.
Join Larkmartin & Co. for Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking classes. Classes will be held on: Monday, September 3 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, September 17 – 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The class is geared toward beginning soapmakers interested in the cold process method of soapmaking. Topics covered include: Proper use of lye and safe handling Mixing lye and water Oils, fragrance oils vs. essential oils, Additives Molds Curing Packaging List of favorite vendors Please dress to get messy! Long sleeves and closed toed shoes required. All supplies provided, including goggles, gloves, stick blender, ingredients and mold. You will leave with 1 … Continue reading
Note from Nao: Some of my readers may view the business mentioned below as playing a role in adversely impacting our food system. Whether or not that is true, I believe in engaging in a dialogue when a company claims that it is trying to be green. In that spirit, I promote the following event. In June 2012, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) in partnership with Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, created the “Putting Green to Work” lunches featuring speakers from businesses that have excelled at energy conservation and other sustainable practices. The series aims to help industry leaders learn … Continue reading
My mother frequently mentioned that I’m “special.” I’m not sure whether she meant that in a positive or negative way, but I’ve always known that I’m different. In Japan elders give cash gifts, or otoshidama, to children as a part of New Year’s celebration. When school return from winter break, children often talk about what they bought with otoshidama. I always replied that I deposited my otoshidama in a savings account. Even as a child, I preferred to save money and buy one quality item than buy multiple items of inferior quality. Quality items last longer, so you replace them … Continue reading
Meet fellow canoeing enthusiasts near you! Join Central Arkansas Canoe Club for its monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Oyster Bar (3003 West Markham Street) in Little Rock. For more information, visit the Club website at www.arkansascanoeclub.com.
Interested in keeping bees? Wanna meet fellow beekeepers? Then, attend North Central Arkansas Beekeeping Association’s monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at Farm Bureau Insurance (1424 Highway 62 W) in Mountain Home. For more information, contact Nina Huddleston by clicking here.
An expert on agricultural policy, agricultural trade and international development issues, Robert L. Thompson will give a Clinton School lecture titled “The Challenge of Feeding 9.6 Billion by Mid-Century.” Thompson is a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C., and a senior fellow on global agriculture development and food security with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He is professor emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he held the Gardner Endowed Chair in Agricultural Policy and serves on the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council and … Continue reading
I’m cheap. I hate to pay more for something I can make easily for a minimal amount of money. I also hate packaging. I view them as wasteful, and I do everything I can to avoid them. Making your own all-purpose cleaner is easy, costs way less than supermarket alternatives, and eliminates packaging. Here’s what you do: Combine 1/2 teaspoon washing soda, 2 teaspoons borax, and 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent in a spray bottle. Pour in 2 cups hot water. Screw on the lid, and shake to completely blend and dissolve. Spray and clean. You may have lots … Continue reading
Join the Arkansas River Valley Audubon Society for its monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute (1 Rockefeller Drive) on Petit Jean Mountain. Rachel Engebrecht, Park Interpreter with the Petit Jean State Park, will speak about wildlife that her family saw on a trip to Delaware. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Coe Wilson at (501) 727-5559.
Meet fellow canoeing enthusiasts near you! Join Northwest Arkansas Canoe Club for its monthly meeting, tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Jim’s Razorback Pizza (2620 W. 6th Street) in Fayetteville. For more information, visit the Club website at www.arkansascanoeclub.com.