February 5, 2010 at 3:53 am (Climate change, Community gardens, Happy Tonics, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College, Meadow, Monarch butterfly, Monarch Butterfly Habitat, Native Habitat, Nibi Wabo, Prairie, water, Water as a commodity, Water Ceremony)
Tags: Brighter Planet, Climate change, Community gardens, Grant, Happy Tonics, II Annual Winter Environmental Film Festival, Mary Ellen Ryall, Monarch butterfly, Native Crops, Sandy Stein, water privitization
We’re almost there at 81 VOTES at 9:10 p.m. Only 19 more VOTES to go till we reach 100. Yeah Team! If you are watching the results and have voted once, you are entitled to two more votes. Each voter can vote three times. If you are new please REGISTER AND VOTE AT http://brighterplanet.com/project_fund_projects/100 for Climate Change Native Habitat and Community Garden Shell Lake.
Got Milkweed? Sign made by Matt with DNR Grant
Wild milkweed meadow Go Wild with Butterflies
I thought you might be interested in the DNR Monarch Butterfly Habitat that Happy Tonics has land use for a seasonal habitat. Just look at the milkweed. Native milkweed is the only host plant of the monarch butterfly and this meadow is full of milkweed. Here is a photo of our sign that Matt made last year with a small grant from the Spooner DNR.
Today we want to thank Paul DeMain, Editor of News from Indian Country, for voting and passing the word along. Please read Nick Vander Puy’s interview with Dawn White on the Importance of Water.
Happy Tonics is a co-sponsor of the Environmental Film Festival. We heard from Belinda Bowling, Owner Innkeeper, Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast in Chimayo, New Mexico at http://www.casaescondida.com/
Sandy Stein and I had the pleasure of staying at the Casa when we were exhibiting at Tesuque Pueblo, New Mexico, in 2008. Facebook friend Amy Lou Jenkins, author of Every Natural Fact Five Seasons of Open Air Parenting also voted for our grant proposal. The book has not been released yet but can be pre-ordered. We like to make friends all along the way. So many individuals have emailed to say they have voted and we are deeply honored. You never know who your friends are until you need them.
Till tomorrow, keep up the good work. REGISTER AND VOTE for Happy Tonics. We love hearing from you.
January 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm (water)
Tags: Donna Alena Hrabcokova, Environmental Advocacy to Action, Happy Tonics, Lake Superior, Mary Ellen Ryall, Red Lake Indian Reservation, Shell Lake, Thimbleberry, water contamination, water is a human right, water privitization, Wisconsin Point, Women's healing circle
Wisconsin Point on Lake Superior
We offer a women’s healing circle in season to promote the sacredness and sustainability of the natural world. This sacred time together supports womens’ environmental advocacy to activism on behalf of Mother Earth.
Donna Alena Hrabcakova, Art Therapist, at Red Lake Reservation, Michigan at http://www.rlnn.com/newsarticlesnov03/aboutRL.html is a student at the Center for Sacred Studies. She is studying under the direction of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. Alena will be coming to Northern Wisconsin, in the summer of 2010.
She will give a talk about her work and studies and show the film: The Next Seven Generations. To acquaint yourself with the documentary, click on the following link at http://www.forthenext7generations.com/home.php
If you are interesting in attending a water ceremony, Alana’s talk and film, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org We haven’t set a date yet. We would love to put an Eco tourism package together to honor the water at Wisconsin Point beach on Lake Superior.
thimbleberry learn about wild edibles with Mary Ellen
The film and feast will take place in Shell Lake where the Monarch Butterfly Habitats and Happy Tonics are located.