Celebrate “Far HoriZINN” w/ Potluck Celebration

Celebrate “Far HoriZINN”
Potluck Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 12 noon-4pm
SuBAMUH
Athens County, Ohio

All womyn and children are invited! The special occasion will be the honoring of Marty (Martha) Zinn who is the longest serving board member SuBAMUH has ever had. She served from the very first board meeting in 1992 until 2007 for a total of 15 years and probably 100 meetings.

Zinn lives at the intentional community, Currents, a few miles from SuBAMUH and has been invaluable to us in so many ways – her experiences in intentional living communities, her skill in conflict resolution, her extensive knowledge of group process and consensus.

We will begin with a noon potluck. About 1:30 we’ll take a hike up to the highest point on SuBAMUH land (about 1000′) and place a bench, in honor of Martha having “sat on the board”, dedicating the spot as Far HoriZINN. We will return by way of the pond for a swim and probably conclude around 4 pm. Please plan to be with us to honor this terrific womyn and name a new site at SuBAMUH.

SuBAMUH (http://home.frognet.net/~sbamuh/) is an Athens Ohio-area womyn’s intentional living and educational community known by the initials of SuBAMUH (formed from its very long name Susan B. Anthony Memorial Unrest Home, pronounced Suh Bam’ Uh).

Women Raise the Roof needs volunteers for new home build in Nelsonville, Ohio

Women Raise the Roof needs volunteers for a new home build in process in Nelsonville, Ohio.

WRTF is an Athens County (Ohio) Habitat for Humanity (http://www.athenshabitat.org/) campaign which provides an environment where women can comfortably learn building skills they might not otherwise have the opportunity to acquire. Habitat for Humanity is a worldwide, nonprofit organization whose goal is to eliminate substandard housing throughout the world. The object of Athens women learning construction skills is to build a house for a family in need. We have built three houses to date in Glouster and Nelsonville.

Work Days & Times
Foundation Work: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (June 27, 28, 29) – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Floor Plate: Week of July 2nd (Day undetermined)
Blitz Build (framing): July 7 – 15 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Regular Work days: Wednesday, Saturdays & Sundays (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

The build process will include Site Excavation; Foundation & Walls; Sill plates and subfloor; Framing; External & Internal Walls; Trusses; Roofing; Siding; and Internal Finishing.

To volunteer or for more info: Brandi Mullins, Athens County Habitat Office, 740.592.0032 or brandi -at- athenshabitat.org

Young Appalachian Women Writers Competition

Young Appalachian Women Writers Competition
In Conjunction with the Women of Appalachia Conference: Their Heritage & Accomplishments

The Young Appalachian Writers Competition (http://www.zanesville.ohiou.edu/ce/wac/appwriters.htm) is open to high school females between the ages of 15 and 21 from the 29 Appalachian counties in Ohio. Any original, unpublished work about a fictional character living in an Appalachian community is eligible. Stories should be 500-2,500 words. Entrants may submit only one work.

Entries, along with a cover letter, should be sent to Women of Appalachia Conference Young Writers Competition, Office of Continuing Education, Ohio University-Zanesville, 1425 Newark Rd, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.

Entrants should include their name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, age, title of submission, and a brief biography (limit 50 words) with their entry.

Deadline for submission: September 21, 2007.

Contact: 740-588-1400

CFP: Women of Appalachia Conference

The Ninth Annual Women of Appalachia Conference: Their Heritage and Accomplishments
October 19-20, 2007, Ohio University-Zanesville

This conference (http://www.zanesville.ohiou.edu/ce/wac) is an opportunity to give recognition to the generations of women with traditions deeply rooted in the past. Quality proposals are invited on topics exploring the factors that have influenced the thinking and molded the lives of women who have called the Appalachian region home.  Preliminary program is downloadable from the conference site. Participation in the Conference is not limited to women. Deadline for proposals is August 13, 2007.

Carpentry Workshop for Womyn

Carpentry Workshop for Womyn
SuBAMUH 2007 Summer Workshops
Saturday, June 30, 11am-2pm

$8-$15 (sliding scale)

Join Michelle and the womyn at SuBAMUH in helping us build a kiosk for our visitors. You will be learning the basics of safely working with tools. No experience is necessary, this is a hands on workshop, bring any tools that you have, gloves and boots. And then the next time you visit the land you can take pleasure in saying to your friends, *Hey, I helped build that!*

Bring a lunch if you like, stay after and take a dip in the pond to wash off the hard day’s work.

Susan B. Anthony Women’s Land Trust (SuBAMUH) is an Athens-area (Ohio) women’s intentional living and educational community. (http://home.frognet.net/~sbamuh/)

Contact: SusanBAnthony -at- frognet.net or 740-448-6424

Ann Cramer “The Underground Railroad in the Wayne National Forest”

Ann Cramer “The Underground Railroad in the Wayne National Forest”
Sunday Creek Watershed Group June Public Meeting
Wednesday, June 27, 2007, Presentation 6:30 pm, Potluck 7pm

Sunday Creek Watershed Group (http://www.sundaycreek.org/)
69 High Street, Glouster Ohio

Ann Cramer, Forest Archaeologist with the Wayne National Forest (http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/wayne/), will give a presentation on the Underground Railroad in the Wayne National Forest (http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/wayne/projects/ur_project/ur_home.html). The SCWG meets at the SCWG office on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Contact: Kaabe Shaw, Watershed Coordinator 740-767-2225 or shaw -at- sundaycreek.org

Marjie Shew on How to Can Pickled Beets

Marjie Shew on How to Can Pickled Beets
CFI Workshop
Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 6-8 p.m.

ACEnet (http://www.acenetworks.org/)
94 Columbus Rd, Athens, Ohio

Community Food Initiatives (CFI) will host a workshop with Marjie Shew.  Marjie of Shew’s Orchard (http://www.shewsorchard.com/), a longtime regular vendor at the Athens County Farmer’s Market, will be conducting the canning workshop with her personally favorite pickled beet recipe.
The public is warmly invited.

Community Food Initiatives is a membership-based non-profit working to increase self-reliance in food production and processing through education and mentoring.

ACEnet (Appalachian Center for Economic Networks) is a non-profit engaged in business development in southeastern Ohio. ACEnet’s Food Ventures’ services include a time-share processing facility and technical expertise for local producers.

Contact Ronda at 740-593-5971 or cfi -at- frognet.net