Powerpoint projector can probably be rented if no one has one around here... Workshop looks great, still not sure if i'll participate other than as helper... Mikal Robin Wheeler <robin54@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: okay - Tim needs the whole projector thingy, but one that sticks into a laptop ... sorry about that. Robin ----- Original Message ----- From: Robin Wheeler To: microfarmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 8:35 PM Subject: [microfarmer] getting ready for the 24th of February Hi, all! We are gearing up for the next Microfarm Forum, and here are a few questions: Can anyone lend the ... gizmo ... that sticks into a laptop computer hole and turns it into a powerpoint thingy like a projector, or maybe it actually then needs a projector ... or whatever they call it now (and wow - aren't you glad I'm finally picking up some techno talk??) to save Tim carrying one from Victoria? And - we have requests to provide childcare and Joan sent an ad out to the co-housing people so it could be close and "in house" but I have heard nothing back. Ideas welcome. Third - ads are going out to the public soon. Here are some details - if you would like to come, please book soon. I am creating a cut-off at 20 people, knowing that more will "creep" in but knowing it will blow the timetable all to hell ... so let me know soon, before posters and such go out. Our helpers this year are Chad Herchler and Mikal and Lisa (Baker/French). Please thank them and if you like, help them with any tasks they may need to spread thinner! They can post for help with this email system. And remember you can all chat, as well. DETAILS, perhaps a little finer than last time, to help you make a decision - Topics: Improving Marginal Soils with Alain Bergeron (for those who took this last year, who do not wish to take it again, just roll over and punch the snooze button and come in at 10 a.m.) Introducing Non Timber Forest Products with Tim Brigham - will bring a catalogue of existing Non Timber businesses (mushrooms, pinecones, herbs etc) in BC and talk about how they are doing and will bring forest tea for us to drink and will show slides. If we have a thingy by then. Improving Farm Efficiency/Winter Veggies with Marika Nagasaka - More of the same to drive it all home, plus will discuss winter vegetables. The Pros and Cons of Value Added - D'Arcy Davis Case. D'Arcy will discuss issues surrounding Value Added products - and will talk about examples, to give us a better idea of whether we want to try this with our own farm foods. Lynn will talk about a possible co-op idea and how that could work. Keith who works at Mental health and possibly a teen will talk about some possible labour help. if there is even 10 minutes, I might explain Microclimating and how it can expand room on marginal land for more crops. Robin --------------------------------- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.516 / Virus Database: 269.19.19/1258 - Release Date: 2/4/2008 10:10 AM --------------------------------- Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now.