- Toledo School District Annual Evacuation Drill Friday
- WA State Recreation & Conservation Office: No Child Left Inside Grant Open
- CDC: E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over
- WA State RCO: USFS Grant Deadline Extended Due To Shutdown
- USDA: SNAP Food Program Funded Through February
- OpEd: US Farmers In The Crosshairs
- Not Strictly Toledo: DIY Cold Frame, Beginning Beekeeping, Composting Class
- Today: Gallery 505 Opening Night, New THS Community Visioning
- Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Friday: Toledo School District Annual Evacuation Drill Friday
WA State Recreation & Conservation Office: No Child Left Inside Grant Open
Thanks to the 86 people who joined us and Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission for our webinar to learn more about the No Child Left Inside grant program, which aims to give at-risk children opportunities to experience the outdoors.
In case you missed it, you can learn more about the grant program and how to apply with our webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A23W9N0onKg
No Child Left Inside - Now Accepting Grant Applications
No Child Left Inside (NCLI)
Learn more about the NCLI program.
Applications Open January 2, 2019
Applications Due April 1, 2019
Project Evaluation May/June 2019
Grants Awarded July 15, 2019
Application page link here.
Complete list of grants 2017 - 2019 here.
CDC: E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over
OUTBREAK UPDATE: An outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over. The most recent illnesses began in early December. 62 people from 16 states were sickened. Learn more about how to prevent E. coli infection and read the outbreak summary: https://bit.ly/2S7LwOd
Gov’t Shutdown: Washington State RCO to US Forest Service - Grant Deadline Extension
Gov’t Shutdown: USDA Announces Plan to Protect SNAP Participants’ Access to SNAP in February
OpEd: International Commodities Trading & US Farmers: Local Readers Respond
Several people responded on Facebook to a November 2018 Reuters report titled:
Putin says Russia will supply soybeans, poultry meat to China.
What followed illuminated the politics of large-scale agriculture versus small family-run operations, and the power we have to promote change.
Reprinted with permissions.
JK: Actually, it sc**ws American farmers over because they can't sell their soybeans and the whole harvest will rot.
DDF: Hate to say it, but this is a predictable and auspicious outcome. Russians in general do not eat commodity foods. They have much more localized and nutrient dense food sources than the US. Because we eat that s**t soy, s**t Bayer (Monsanto) patented seeds, and all the pesticides on it. And we're sick, and have a sh***y infant mortality rate. So all those farmers are growing s**t with poison and killing us and jacking up late life medical costs and I'm supposed to be worried about them? Nope. Most aren't family farmers to begin with, they are Bayer subsidiaries. That's the company who made gas for Nazi death camps and it's had a baby with the creator of agent orange. That baby corp is who loses under this trade war. You know what? F**k Bayer.
SR: I agree with you on almost all you said here except your sentiments about the farmer. Large scale and small scale farmers are both victims. The larger have gone the Bayer path. If you are a family that owns a large farm and you've owned it for generations, you are going to plant and grow what the market demands. As long as there is a demand for Bayer grown products, farmers will pretty much be forced to comply. We also know that the ones who tried to resist were sued and bankrupted and even threatened. It just isn't that simple for the large commercial farmer. Yes, they could go small scale sustainable, but there just isn't as large a demand for that yet. That's why the obligation needs to be placed on consumers to make the necessary change. Consumers drive the market and the demand. I dream of a day when when small local sustainable farms are the entire market. The small farmer is a victim because he/she is trying to compete with cheap crappy food that is mass marketed and subsidized. Vote with your dollars! Stop eating factory farmed s**t and Bayer grown c**p!
DDF: SR’s got a great point, too. I Get a bit hot headed about this from time to time.
SR: But of course. (smiley face)
JD: DDF, me too. SR, that was great, that just gave me some empathy for the large scale farmers that I never had before.
DDF: The sooner we stop monocropping, the sooner we stop putting pharma down the drain, herbicides and pesticide on the ground, the sooner we stop fascists from controlling our food systems, the better. It's gonna hurt. We're trained to it. Addicted even. But if we don't change it we're all dead.
SR: YES! Every day we can make a difference as individuals. Stop consuming this s**t!
While social media is sometimes a lint trap for dissention, open discussion in these arenas can change thinking - for the good of all.
Thanks to the authors of these opinions for sharing.
Not Strictly Toledo: DIY Cold Frame Class hosted by Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
6:00 - 7:30 PM tonight January 10, 2019 at Salkum Timberland Library
Learn how to turn 12- to 20-ounce plastic bottles into a cold frame to protect early seedlings from cool weather, and keep warm weather crops, such as tomatoes and peppers, warm and happy. The cold frames will give you a 5- to 20-degree increase in temperatures for your plants. WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter volunteers will walk you through the steps of making a cold frame, so you can learn to make your own at home. The demonstration cold frame will be given away in a drawing at the end of the class.
Please call 360-740-1216 or email email@example.com to register for the class by Jan. 8 so we can reserve your spot and handouts. (Always worth a try, yes?)
Today: Art Gallery 505 Opening Night
January Exhibition: Unintended Consequences
2 - 6 p.m.Wednesday - Saturday
Through February 2, 2019
Also on Facebook.
Also Today: Buckleberry Farm
Mizspoona Salad Select! Mizuna cross, tender with a good crunch, can be used as a substitute for spinach, mild mustard flavor, but no heat. See comments for what we have available for delivery this week. We deliver every week to Chehalis and Toledo.
This week’s list:
Mizspoona or Mustard $3.50/4oz
Eggs $5/doz*** Sold out this week
Fingerling Potatoes, AmaRosa or French $3.50/lb
Red Devils Ear Lettuce $2/small head
Deborah Collins delivers fresh local produce to Toledo Thursdays at Toledo Thursday Market location. PM her to place your order.
PLUS: THS Knowledge Bowl 6 PM @ Toledo First Baptist
Sue will be bringing all the fiber "stuff" for a fun day with the kind of inspiration that comes from everyone freed up to explore with choices and creativity.
A basic fee of $40.00 will cover a basic silk dyed or wet felted scarf.
Alumni returning artist requiring minimal assistance will be offered a discounted price
Button Hole Felted Scarf w/brooch $50.00- if you order online you can upgrade at the workshop (includes beads and feathers) Returning Felters $40.00
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Beekeepers Association Classes Begin Saturday
Your First Year in Beekeeping: A Beginning Beekeeping Course in six 3-hour class meetings via the Centralia College ~ Continuing Education Program.
For beginners: learn to keep bees successfully in southwest Washington’s unique conditions. Topics: basic bee biology/behavior, equipment & apiary set-up, seasonal management, identifying & managing parasites & diseases, honey harvesting, over-wintering, & more. Students completing the course earn LCBA’s diploma.
Classes begin Saturday January 12, 2019
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360 880 8130.
Not Strictly Toledo: Basic Composting hosted by Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
Toledo High School Sports: January 2019
January 11th @ Mossyrock 5:45/7:00
January 12th vs. Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 18th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
January 23rd @ Winlock 5:45/7:00
January 25th @ Kalama 5:45/7:00
January 29th vs. Toutle Lake 5:45/7:00
January 10th @ Onalaska 5:45/7:00
January 15th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
January 17th vs. Adna 5:45/7:00
January 22nd @ MWP 5:45/7:00
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
January 12th @ Napavine
January 15th @ South Bend 5:00
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
January 12: Fiber Workshop - Felted Scarf @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 15: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events 6:30 PM @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 19th Alumni Basketball Game @ THS
January 26: Comedy Central ** Basketball Fundraiser @ THS
January 30: Page Turners @ Toledo Community Library
January 30: Pick Your Chick Paint Night @ Morgan Arts Centre
February 7: Chocolate Class with Linda Aitchison @ the MAC
February 15: Red Cross Blood Drive @ Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
Toledo Builds a High School
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