Archive for August 2011

Self-Sustaining Homestead

Reposted from in.gredients.com

According to research by solar panel discount company One Block Off the Grid, a family of four that eats meat, dairy, and eggs would need around two acres of land to feed themselves for a year. The company’s beautiful infographic (below) further illustrates the land requirements for a family of four seeking nutritional and electronic self-sufficiency. For a larger version of the below image CLICK HERE

 

KIP Education & Prevention Programs launches new website

A few days ago we helped to get the word out for a wonderful new community program and a couple of fundraisers for KIP Education & Prevention Programs. They have now launched their official website. It looks great! You can visit it at www.kip-programs.org .

Please have a look and be sure to check out the book reading fundraiser on September 7th.

“At KIP (Knowledge Is Power) Education & Prevention Programs, we believe that diversity is beautiful. Each person deserves the opportunity to realize their full potential to strengthen their community and ultimately contribute to the success of our country.

At KIP, we are dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of those in need through all-inclusive programs that will provide necessary tools and equal opportunities for success. We believe in making connections with existing organizations and resources, so that, together we can accomplish this goal.”

100 Mile Dinner – Boys & Girls Clubs of Winnipeg

Join the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg in support of their after-school programs and services as they host their 1st Annual 100 Mile Dinner on Tuesday, September 13 at Crescentwood Community Centre.

The evening boasts a stellar line-up of chefs from the most popular restaurants and food establishments in the city, and promises to thrill the palates of guests using fresh and locally grown food found within 100 miles of Winnipeg.

All proceeds of the evening will fund a variety of after school, educational, and leadership activities that allow our youth the opportunity to discover and achieve their highest potential.

For more information on the event and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg please have a look at this PDF Information Sheet.

 

1st Annual 100 Mile Dinner

Featuring a Collective of Winnipeg’s Top Chefs

Tuesday, September 13,?2011

Cocktails at 6:00p.m.

Dinner to start at 6:30p.m.

Crescentwood Community Centre

1170 Corydon Avenue

Individual tickets are $125.00. Charitable tax receipts in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency policies can be issued. To reserve your tickets, please contact Amanda at 982-4941, or by email at kozak@wbgc.mb.ca.

 


 

Bug Nuggets

reposted from theatlantic.com

Is the world ready for soy-glazed mealworms?

THE DINING-ROOM table was set with roses and silver candlesticks. At one end, near a grandfather clock, sat two plates of mealworm fried rice. “So, a small lunch,” said my host, Marian Peters. “Freshly prepared.” The inch-long larvae, flavored with garlic and soy sauce, reminded me in texture of delicate, nutty seedpods. “Mealworm is one of my favorites at the moment,” Peters told me, speaking of the larvae of the darkling beetle (Tenebrio molitor Linnaeus). When they’re fresh, she added, their exoskeletons don’t get stuck in your teeth.

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KIP Education & Prevention Programs

KIP (Knowledge Is Power) Education & Prevention Programs is a new initiative that will bring many benefits to the community. Please show your support for their kickoff fundraiser. You can check out the Facebook Event or visit their Facebook Page.

In addition, Authors Kay Alexander and Cendrine Marrouat will be at Winnipeg’s McNally Robinson Booksellers to read from their books, Voices of the Forgotten and Five Years and Counting. A Journey into the Mind of Soul Poetry. They will also introduce KIP (Knowledge Is Power) Education & Prevention Programs, their new organization, to the public. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. on September 7, 2011. McNally Robinson Booksellers is located at 1120 Grant Avenue, in Winnipeg.

Here is a little bit about the organization:

“At KIP (Knowledge Is Power) Education & Prevention Programs, we believe that diversity is beautiful. Each person deserves the opportunity to realize their full potential to strengthen their community and ultimately contribute to the success of our country.

At KIP, we are dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of those in need through all-inclusive programs that will provide necessary tools and equal opportunities for success. We believe in making connections with existing organizations and resources, so that, together we can accomplish this goal.

Services provided:

-Life Readiness Program for at-risk youth aged 16 to 18

-Community Outreach: workshops for schools, community centers and organizations who provide services for vulnerable clients

-Frontline Workers Support Program: information sessions and group support”