The August meeting of the Big Bottom Self Reliant Community was called to order on
Saturday August 18th at 1;00 p.m., in the picnic area of the Fisher home on Kiona Road, Randle.

The proposed agenda was approved to include discussion on cidar pressing.

Meeting started with a report and discussion of the Growth Management Act, as it
applies to the Randle area.   Questions and  comments followed.

Next was a report on the many uses of amazing  Diatomaceous Earth.

The healing spotlight was on   “Silver and its many healing properties.”

Questions concerning hydroponic gardening were answered.   Anyone needing
help setting up hydroponics can contact our speaker.

Members were facinated to hear,  “Preparing and Planting the Winter Garden, with a demonstration on how to build a simple 5 x 10 foot greenhouse from pvc pipe.

Our own legle begle gave a talk and passed out DVDs to those who wanted more info.

Last on the program was a demonstration on local wild edibles, which included berries,
and common greens from the forest.

A discussion concerning a cidar- pressing event to be held toward the end of October.
Committee to be appointed  next meeting  to finalize details.

It was decided to hold the September meeting again at the home of Joe and Penny Fisher on Kiona Road, as the weather should still be quite warm.   October meeting may  be back in the Randle library. When Glenoma fire department finishes their meeting room, we may be meeting there.

Recording Secretary.


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