WORKSHOP - Heartland Renewable Energy Society - Sunday, Feb 17 @1pm

HRES Workshop: Williams-York Residence
Deconstruction Reconstruction... It's Complete!!
Sunday, February 17, 1:00 pm 
9219 Wenonga Rd, Leawood, KS (click here for map)

Sierra Club invited too!!The Williams York Residence has been on previous HRES Energy Solution Tours as construction was progressing.  Now, this is your chance to see it completely done!

This project was a very innovation "Deconstruction-Reconstruction" project (new home built on old site).  You might call it an "extreme construction recycle project."  Even the old foundation was ground and used again.   Some of the features include
  • Passive solar solarium room.
  • Photovoltaic 4kW system.
  • Structural Insulated Panels walls and roof.
  • Ground-source heat pump with de-superheater (water).
  • E-coated windows.

Craig Wolfe, President or 913-299-4474

Support the cause of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.  Support the Mission of the Heartland Renewable Energy Society.  Join forces with us.  Join HRES!!


Changing the Way We Eat

will take place SATURDAY, February 16, 2013, in New York City.


You can watch the event live online
from 9:30 to 4:45 CST at


Twitter prizes: Using the #TEDxMan hashtag* during TEDxManhattan automatically enters you for a chance to win one of our Twitter giveaways.  Several of these are specific to the speakers who donated the items; there will also be one overall Twitter prize awarded to a random tweeter from throughout the day. (find this text and all the listed prizes at

* add @KCFoodCircle ... @CultivateKC ... @FarmsTourKC ... to your tweets to engage and support us on Saturday, too!!

MARKET GARDENING WORKSHOP - Lawson, MO - April 13, 2013 - Building and Managing Healthy Soils

Building and Managing Healthy Soils

Watkins Mill State Park – Visitor’s Center
26600 Park Road North, Lawson, MO 64062

alternate directions:
Look for VISITOR CENTER signs near
NE 161 St, Kearney, MO 64060

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Saturday, April 13, 2013
9:00 am-2:00 pm

Soil is both the literal and figurative foundation of your farm.  There is far more to soil than meets the eye. Because soil management is  an integral skill on successful sustainable farms, producers should develop an understanding of basic soil principles and implement soil management practices that maximize soil biology, structure, and nutrition. This workshop will present agricultural soil basics and cover cropping specifics, complemented by a showcase of real-world sustainable soil management practices on a local farm. New and existing specialty crop producers should attend.

9:00-10:00 Introduction to Basic Soil Health ~~ Doug Peterson, State Soil Health Conservationist, Missouri NRCS

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Incorporating Cover Cropping Strategies into your Farming Operation ~~ Greg Stegner, Resource Conservationist, NRCS and Cover Crop Practitioner

11:15-12:00 An Overview of the Soil Management Activities at Fair Share Farm ~~ Tom Ruggieri, Co-Owner/Operator Fair Share Farm. 

12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided) and travel to Fair Share Farm

1:00-2:00 Tour of Fair Share Farm with Discussion Specific to Soil Management

This workshop is being brought to you by University of Missouri Extension, a partner of the Growing Growers program. 

Cost to attend this workshop is $30. To register, fill out the form below and mail with payment by April 5.  
The original .PDF + form is found at this link:

If you have questions, or for further information, contact 
Marlin Bates, MU Extension Horticulture Specialist 
at (816)270-2141
or email  batesma (a) missouri . edu