BikeIt to the USSF | 2 Apr 21:51 2010
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Reminder: BikeIt Ride this Saturday 4/3, 11am at Dewitt Park! Get on your Bicycle & ride with us!

**PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!**

BikeIt - WWW.BIKEIT.ORG

BikeIt Fingerlakes: A 500-mile bike caravan from Ithaca to Detroit for the U.S. Social Forum, leaving on June 12, 2010. Bike touring, community service projects, delicious vegetarian food and fun -- all while promoting social and environmental justice! Just one of many bike caravans coming from all over the U.S.  Pre-register for the Fingerlakes BikeIt Ride HERE!

Become a BikeIt Fan on Facebook! 


1. TOMORROW! Sat. 4/3 11am, Meet at DeWitt Park! BikeIt Bike Ride and Picnic! It's going to be a BEAUTIFUL DAY! Get out on your bicycle with your friends, family and the larger community! Biking season has begun, and it's time for a modest start: Join us for an easy and short (12 mile) ride starting from Dewitt Park at 11am, Saturday, April 3 up to the Cornell Plantations, where we shall picnic and frolic with frisbees, music and what not, before riding back to Dewitt Park. This would also be the perfect place and time to learn more about the 500-mile BikeIt Finger Lakes ride from Ithaca to Detroit, June 2010. Click here for route.  (You can generate a cue sheet from the map on that page) RSVP on Facebook. To Bring; picnic fixings (bread, hummus, cheese etc), frisbees, boom boxes, paddle ball, ETC!

2. **BIKEIT POTLUCK & INFO SESSION** Tuesday, April 6th, 6-9pm, The Workers Center (above Autumn Leaves Bookstore) 115 The Commons: It’s that time, for the Spring BikeIt potluck! A time to get together, get to know each other, silkscreen some BikeIt tee-shirts, share good food, make spoke cards, and talk about our up-coming tour! The potluck is both for folks who are already registered and those who are interested in the ride to learn more information.  All BikeIt registrants highly encouraged to attend! Anyone who is still thinking about registering, this is your chance to learn more and ask questions! Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS and bring your interested friends/family/co-workers! Rsvp by April 3rd to: bikeit2010-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org or on Facebook. Help spread the word----Download April 6 Potluck Poster here!


3. BIKE DRIVE! Help get donated bikes to bring to low-income communities in Detroit. Tell your friends, family, co-workers to donate their used-but working!-bike to the Sustainability Committee of the US Social Forum in Detroit. Contact Jeff at: jfurman <at> twcny.rr.com to arrange for drop-off of your bike(s).  Only adult bikes in working order with minimal rust are accepted. Thanks!

Questions? bikeit2010 <at> gmail.com

--
Claire Stoscheck
BikeIt Coordinator
bikeit2010 <at> gmail.com
www.bikeit.org
(607) 351-3831



--
Claire Stoscheck
BikeIt Coordinator
bikeit2010-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org
www.bikeit.org
(607) 351-3831
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<div>**PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY!**≤br>
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<p class="MsoNormal">BikeIt <span></span><span>- </span><a href="http://www.bikeit.org/" target="_blank">WWW.BIKEIT.ORG</a></p>
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BikeIt Fingerlakes: A 500-mile bike caravan from Ithaca to Detroit for the <a href="http://www.ussf2010.org/" target="_blank">U.S. Social Forum</a>,
leaving on June 12, 2010. Bike touring, community service projects,
delicious vegetarian food and fun -- all while promoting social and
environmental justice! Just one of many bike caravans coming from all
over the U.S.&nbsp; <a href="http://bikeit.org/wp-content/media/2009/12/Registration-Form-for-Ithaca-ride-FINAL-2-18-10.doc" target="_blank">Pre-register for the Fingerlakes BikeIt Ride HERE!</a></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.facebook.com/#%21/pages/BikeIt/133727347877?ref=ts" target="_blank">Become a BikeIt Fan on Facebook!</a>&nbsp;</p>
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1. TOMORROW! Sat. 4/3 11am, Meet at DeWitt Park! BikeIt Bike Ride
and Picnic! It's going to be a BEAUTIFUL DAY! Get out on your bicycle with your friends, family and the larger community! Biking season has begun, and it's time for a modest start: Join
us for an easy and short (12 mile) ride starting from Dewitt Park at 11am,
Saturday, April 3 up to the Cornell Plantations, where we shall picnic and
frolic with frisbees, music and what not, before riding back to Dewitt Park.
This would also be the perfect place and time to learn more about the 500-mile
BikeIt Finger Lakes ride from Ithaca to Detroit, June 2010. <a href="http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/ny/ithaca/692126835498312102" target="_blank">Click here for route.</a>&nbsp;
(You can generate a cue sheet from the map on that page)<span> </span><a href="http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500044&amp;ref=pymk#%21/event.php?eid=111047372244426&amp;ref=mf" target="_blank">RSVP on Facebook.</a> To Bring; picnic fixings (bread, hummus, cheese etc), frisbees, boom boxes, paddle ball, ETC! <br></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal">2. **BIKEIT POTLUCK &amp; INFO
SESSION** Tuesday, April 6th, 6-9pm, The Workers Center (above
Autumn Leaves Bookstore) 115 The Commons: It&rsquo;s that time, for the Spring
BikeIt potluck! A time to get together, get to know each other, silkscreen some
BikeIt tee-shirts, share good food, make spoke cards, and talk about our
up-coming tour! The potluck is both for folks who are already registered and
those who are interested in the ride to learn more information.<span>&nbsp; </span>All
BikeIt registrants highly encouraged to attend! Anyone who is still thinking
about registering, this is your chance to learn more and ask questions!
Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS and bring
your interested friends/family/co-workers! Rsvp<span> </span>by April 3rd to: <a href="mailto:bikeit2010@..." target="_blank">bikeit2010@...</a>
or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=12500044&amp;ref=pymk#%21/event.php?eid=111471928865645&amp;ref=mf" target="_blank">on Facebook</a>. Help spread the word----<a href="http://bikeit.org/wp-content/media/2010/03/April-6-Potluck-Apr-3-Bike-Ride-POSTER-1-page.pdf" target="_blank">Download April 6 Potluck Poster here!</a></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal">3. BIKE DRIVE! Help
get donated bikes to bring to low-income communities in Detroit. Tell your
friends, family, co-workers to donate their used-but working!-bike to the
Sustainability Committee of the US Social Forum in Detroit. Contact Jeff at: <a href="mailto:jfurman@..." target="_blank">jfurman <at> twcny.rr.com</a> to arrange for
drop-off of your bike(s). <span>&nbsp;</span>Only adult
bikes in working order with minimal rust are accepted. Thanks!</p>Questions? <a href="mailto:bikeit2010@..." target="_blank">bikeit2010 <at> gmail.com</a><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>Claire Stoscheck<br>
BikeIt Coordinator<br><a href="mailto:bikeit2010@..." target="_blank">bikeit2010 <at> gmail.com</a><br><a href="http://www.bikeit.org" target="_blank">www.bikeit.org</a> <br>(607) 351-3831<br>
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<br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br>Claire Stoscheck<br>BikeIt Coordinator<br><a href="mailto:bikeit2010@...">bikeit2010@...</a><br><a href="http://www.bikeit.org">www.bikeit.org</a> <br>(607) 351-3831<br>
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Kit Miller | 3 Apr 03:38 2010
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April Transition events in Rochester-free evening/2 day workshop

Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 5PM - 8:30 PM| at the First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Rd South, Rochester NY.
The Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club is pleased to announce its 12th Annual Forum, which will be an interactive event, Transitioning to Sustainable Communities. This is Rochester’s FREE premier environmental event promoting individual and organizational networking.   Our speaker, Tina Clarke, has been a consultant with the Sustainability Institute (www.sustainer.org) and Bill McKibben’s 350.org (www.350.org) and is a certified Transition Towns Trainer (www.transitiontowns.org).  She will describe the latest thinking on the “Triple Challenge” of Peak Oil, Climate Change and Economic Instability.  She will share inspiring stories, models and methods that communities are using to “transition” to a more resilient future.   Following Tina’s presentation, we will form Facilitated Discussion Groups to encourage discussion by all participants, stimulate new ideas, raise questions and explore answers.  We hope to spark interest and creative thinking and offer people an opportunity to identify and join an organization working on these issues.   The Forum will be on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Rd South, Rochester NY.  Find out more at: http://newyork.sierraclub.org/rochester/2010Forum.html .  This event is co-sponsored by the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.

Training for Transition April 24-25, 2010 Rochester, New York  St John Fisher College
http://www.transitionus.org/event/training-transition-rochester-ny

Training for transition is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community. It meets the training requirement for local groups to become an internationally recognized Transition Town.
Course is limited to 30 participants
Registration:
Call 585-241-9674 or email transitionrochny <at> gmail.com now to reserve your space. Lunch both days is included.

<div><div class="gmail_quote">Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 5PM - 8:30 PM| at the First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Rd South, Rochester NY.<br>The Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club is pleased to announce its 12th Annual Forum, which will be an interactive event, Transitioning to Sustainable Communities. This is Rochester&rsquo;s FREE premier environmental event promoting individual and organizational networking. &nbsp; Our speaker, Tina Clarke, has been a consultant with the Sustainability Institute (<a href="http://www.sustainer.org/" target="_blank">www.sustainer.org</a>) and Bill McKibben&rsquo;s <a href="http://350.org/" target="_blank">350.org</a> (<a href="http://www.350.org/" target="_blank">www.350.org</a>) and is a certified Transition Towns Trainer (<a href="http://www.transitiontowns.org/" target="_blank">www.transitiontowns.org</a>). &nbsp;She will describe the latest thinking on the &ldquo;Triple Challenge&rdquo; of Peak Oil, Climate Change and Economic Instability. &nbsp;She will share inspiring stories, models and methods that communities are using to &ldquo;transition&rdquo; to a more resilient future. &nbsp; Following Tina&rsquo;s presentation, we will form Facilitated Discussion Groups to encourage discussion by all participants, stimulate new ideas, raise questions and explore answers. &nbsp;We hope to spark interest and creative thinking and offer people an opportunity to identify and join an organization working on these issues. &nbsp; The Forum will be on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at the First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Rd South, Rochester NY.&nbsp;&nbsp;Find out more at: <a href="http://newyork.sierraclub.org/rochester/2010Forum.html" target="_blank">http://newyork.sierraclub.org/rochester/2010Forum.html</a> . &nbsp;This event is co-sponsored by the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.<br><br><p><span>Training for Transition </span>April 24-25, 2010 Rochester, New York&nbsp; St John Fisher College<br><a href="http://www.transitionus.org/event/training-transition-rochester-ny">http://www.transitionus.org/event/training-transition-rochester-ny</a></p>

<p>Training for transition is an in-depth experiential introduction to Transition for those considering bringing Transition to their community. It meets the training requirement for local groups to become an internationally recognized Transition Town. <br><span>Course is limited to 30 participants<br><span>Registration: </span></span>Call 585-241-9674 or email <a href="mailto:transitionrochny@...">transitionrochny <at> gmail.com</a> now to reserve your space. <span>Lunch both days is included.<span></span><br></span></p>
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burns | 4 Apr 17:53 2010

Introducing the Upstate NY Permaculture Network


Last month, the  2010 Upstate NY Permaculture Gathering met in the  
Gear Factory and traded our ideas, questions, and ourselves. Thanks to  
the organizing work of the Syracuse community of permaculture  
practitioners--especially the crew at Alchemical Nursery--folks from  
Buffalo to Albany and points above, below, and in-between had a day to  
network and put faces to the growing permaculture movement.

During the Open Space session a crew assembled to plan an internet- 
based network for sharing and discussion about permaculture in Upstate  
NY. The first manifestation of this is found at: http://upstateNYpermaculture.Net

The Upstate NY Permaculture Network is an email list for respectful,  
open discussion of permaculture and especially for social and  
ecological issues related to permaculture design in New York State’s  
northern counties. Messages to the list will be posted on the website  
and forwarded to other social networking applications.

The Upstate NY Permaculture Network is both an audience and a portal  
for permaculture news, events, and resources. Teachers, students,  
farmers, gardeners, organizers and individuals seeking the  
permaculture community can use this network to connect.

The Upstate NY Permaculture Network is a place to promote classes, ask  
questions, share designs and to organize face-to-face networking. The  
Network will fill a niche that allows organizers in the larger  
Northeastern region and worldwide to find and reach out to our local  
networks within upstate New York and vice versa.

Sign up now at: http://upstateNYpermaculture.Net or go directly to the  
Google page for the email list at: http://groups.google.com/group/upstatenypermaculture

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Support Microloans through "Team Permaculture"  <at>  Kiva.org
http://www.kiva.org/team/team_permaculture
Reinvesting our surpluses in eco-social regeneration
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Steve Gabriel | 5 Apr 16:43 2010

learn to inoculate mushroom logs 4/22 & 4/23

FINGER LAKES PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE
www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org

presents

5th Annual
MUSHROOM WORKSHOP WEEKEND

May 22 & 23

Our annual mushroom weekend is back and expanding to include more on the fascinating world of fungi. Workshops will cover the basics of both wild and domestic mushroom production and harvesting with local grower Steve Sierigk and special guest Rafter Sass.

CHOOSE TO:

(a) Join us SATURDAY, May 22 (9 a.m. to noon) at the sugarbush of Sapsquatch Maple Products (www.sapsquatch.com) in Enfield, NY where local artist and mushroom grower Steve Sierigk will cover the basics of shiitake log cultures; species to harvest, when and how to prepare wood, and a hands-on demo of the process inoculated with sawdust spawn. FEE: $30

(b) Join us for the ENTIRE WEEKEND (Sat & Sun, 9 - 5 p.m.), where in addition to the Saturday inoculation, we'll dive deeper into the potential of mushrooms with guest instructor Rafter Sass. Discover how we can incorporate delicious, nutritious fungi in our veggie gardens, backyards, lawns, landscaping, balconies, window boxes, and more. Sunday's workshops will be at Cayuta Sun (cayuta.org) in Cayutaville, NY. Limited camping is available for a donation. FEE: $100-300 (sliding scale)

Everyone takes home an inoculated log. No previous experience is necessary for any of these workshops.

Please register to attend. A limited number of scholarships are available. Please fill out an application.

MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION: www.fingerlakespermaculture.org

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Steve Gabriel
Director, Co-Founder
Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org
PO Box 54, Ithaca NY 14851
303.815.3535 - steve-+6JTb1xux6tqQHkAkrck2Fl1Grw/TTCTQH7oEaQurus@public.gmane.org

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FINGER LAKES PERMACULTURE INSTITUTE <br><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org">www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org</a> <br><br>
presents <br><br>
5th Annual <br>
MUSHROOM WORKSHOP WEEKEND <br><br>
May 22 &amp; 23 <br><br>
Our annual mushroom weekend is back and expanding to include more on
the fascinating world of fungi. Workshops will cover the basics of both
wild and domestic mushroom production and harvesting with local grower
Steve Sierigk and special guest Rafter Sass. <br><br>
CHOOSE TO: <br><br>
(a) Join us SATURDAY, May 22 (9 a.m. to noon) at the sugarbush of
Sapsquatch Maple Products (<a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.sapsquatch.com">www.sapsquatch.com</a>) in Enfield, NY where
local artist and mushroom grower Steve Sierigk will cover the basics of
shiitake log cultures; species to harvest, when and how to prepare
wood, and a hands-on demo of the process inoculated with sawdust spawn.
FEE: $30 <br><br>
(b) Join us for the ENTIRE WEEKEND (Sat &amp; Sun, 9 - 5 p.m.), where
in addition to the Saturday inoculation, we'll dive deeper into the
potential of mushrooms with guest instructor Rafter Sass. Discover how
we can incorporate delicious, nutritious fungi in our veggie gardens,
backyards, lawns, landscaping, balconies, window boxes, and more.
Sunday's workshops will be at Cayuta Sun (cayuta.org) in Cayutaville,
NY. Limited camping is available for a donation. FEE: $100-300 (sliding
scale) <br><br>
Everyone takes home an inoculated log. No previous experience is
necessary for any of these workshops. <br><br>
Please register to attend. A limited number of scholarships are
available. Please fill out an application. <br><br>
MORE INFORMATION &amp; REGISTRATION: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.fingerlakespermaculture.org">www.fingerlakespermaculture.org</a> <br><br>
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Steve Gabriel<br>
Director, Co-Founder<br>
Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute<br><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org">www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org</a><br>
PO Box 54, Ithaca NY 14851<br>
303.815.3535 - <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:steve@...">steve@...</a><br><br>
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Steve Gabriel | 5 Apr 16:45 2010

wrong date in subject line

**Mushroom Class is 5/22 and 5/23**

thanks,
Steve

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Steve Gabriel
Director, Co-Founder
Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org
PO Box 54, Ithaca NY 14851
303.815.3535 - steve-+6JTb1xux6tqQHkAkrck2Fl1Grw/TTCTQH7oEaQurus@public.gmane.org

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**Mushroom Class is 5/22 and 5/23**≤br><br>
thanks,<br>
Steve<br><br><div class="moz-signature">-- <br>
Steve Gabriel<br>
Director, Co-Founder<br>
Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute<br><a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="http://www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org">www.FingerLakesPermaculture.org</a><br>
PO Box 54, Ithaca NY 14851<br>
303.815.3535 - <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:steve@...">steve@...</a><br><br>
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Michael Burns | 5 Apr 16:54 2010

Partner wanted for new farm


From:    "Carl Arnold" <carlarnold@...>

Partner wanted for new farm
We’re looking for a farmer / farm couple with expertise in vegetables,
berries, fruit, mushrooms, medicinal herbs and / or livestock to help
re-create a farm, preferably using permaculture principles, on this
150-year-old former dairy farm. It's 200 acres, about 50 acres
pasture / meadow, most of the rest forest, in East Meredith, NY
(Delaware County, near Delhi / Oneonta).

There’s plenty of water, sun and worms. Buildings include a house and
garage; there is no longer a barn. The land is organic (unofficially).
Would like to develop a relationship beginning with rent or barter,
leading to some kind of cooperative arrangement.

This is a unique opportunity for the right person to establish an
operation from scratch. To discuss possibilities, please call Carl
Arnold at 718 788 5944 or 607 278 5820, or e-mail resume and letter to
carlarnold@...

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The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute
offers workshops, apprenticeships, and
permaculture design certificate classes.
http://www.fingerlakespermaculture.org
-- 

MIchael,

A friend just passed this info on to me. I have a job possibility rather than a paying job. Here's the ad I've placed on the NOFA and ATTRA sites:

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Partner wanted for new farm

We’re looking for a farmer / farm couple with expertise in vegetables, berries, fruit, mushrooms, medicinal herbs and / or livestock to help re-create a farm, preferably using permaculture principles, on this 150-year-old former dairy farm. It's 200 acres, about 50 acres pasture / meadow, most of the rest forest, in East Meredith, NY (Delaware County, near Delhi / Oneonta).

There’s plenty of water, sun and worms. Buildings include a house and garage; there is no longer a barn. The land is organic (unofficially). Would like to develop a relationship beginning with rent or barter, leading to some kind of cooperative arrangement.

This is a unique opportunity for the right person to establish an operation from scratch. To discuss possibilities, please call Carl Arnold at 718 788 5944 or 607 278 5820, or e-mail resume and letter to carlarnold <at> mac.com.

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I'm not sure how to post this. Would appreciate your help. Thanks a lot.

Carl Arnold


Sign the petition to ban unconventional gas drilling in New York State






<div>MIchael,<div><br></div>
<div>A friend just passed this info on to me. I have a job possibility rather than a paying job. Here's the ad I've placed on the NOFA and ATTRA sites:</div>
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<p class="MsoBodyText">We&#146;re looking for a farmer / farm couple with expertise in vegetables, berries, fruit, mushrooms, medicinal herbs and / or livestock to
help re-create a farm, preferably using permaculture principles, on this
150-year-old former dairy farm. It's 200 acres, about 50 acres pasture /
meadow, most of the rest forest, in East Meredith, NY (Delaware County, near
Delhi / Oneonta).</p>
<p class="MsoBodyText">There&#146;s plenty of water, sun and worms. Buildings include
a house and garage; there is no longer a barn. The land is organic (unofficially). Would
like to develop a relationship beginning with rent or barter, leading to some
kind of cooperative arrangement.</p>
<p class="MsoBodyText">This is a unique opportunity for the right person to
establish an operation from scratch. To discuss possibilities, please call Carl
Arnold at 718 788 5944 or 607 278 5820,&nbsp;or e-mail resume and letter to <a href="mailto:carlarnold <at> mac.com">carlarnold <at> mac.com</a>.</p>

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