Happy quickening is here!!! garden time, planting, spring greens and snow peas. The nettles are up in force behind the Caretaker house at the Center for Local Self Reliance help your self and tell a friend
You are receiving this because you’ve expressed interest in the Piteba Oil Press group order. By my count 10 people have expressed interest! If we are able to order 8 or more, shipped to one address, the special price will be Euro 68,50 per expeller (shipping is included). At today’s exchange rate that makes it $91.89 USD. Otherwise, with 4-7 it will be Euro 72.32, or $97.01.
After 2 long conversations with US Customs and an “import specialist” I determined that there will be no duty expected on this order (Tariff # 8479.20.0000). I also found out that although the shipment could pass customs without a search—in that case it would take shipping time plus about 5 days, or it could take 30-45 days to get through customs. That’s not expected, I’m just giving the worst case scenario. Actually the worst case is if it’s determined that these are Trademark infringed and get confiscated. But I think this company looks legitimate and if I was going to counterfeit something for the black market, it wouldn’t be hand crank oil presses. But I’m laying out the risk for your informed decision making.
The payment is made through Paypal-one electronic payment, one address. I’ll want to get the money from you before I put in the order so I don’t have to front you all, however I’m willing to compensate for small changes due to exchange rate, until we can settle up. This has taken more time than I thought, so from here on I’m trying to make it easy for myself. I’ll want you to come get your presses, although if you tell me your neighborhood, I can connect you with any others in your area so just one person could pick up for the neighborhood. I live right near downtown off Lakeway.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (so I can avoid publishing my home address on this ning site), whether yes or no. When I have an accurate price based on the size of the order, I’ll give you my address to send me a check.
Celt! I am just regrouping from a trip to Oregon.. are you going to the Harvest Dinner at Boxx berry by chance? Thought I might be able to catch up with you there ? Hopefully see you Thurs at 5 at the CLSR?
Hi Celt! Another great blog post on grains & slow bread! If you have time, I'd love to see you cut & paste it and add it to the Garden Group under the Blog Discussion page to allow more gardeners to read it.
The chives I brought by will need watering...I just dug them on the run heading into town for committment. I also left some small pots in case you want to divide them up smaller portions to share them with the new gardener seed packages....
May wellness enfold your spirit & body reflecting all the gifts you share with your community!
Thanks Celt! I am so excited that you will be one of the presenters. Here are a few details: The Great Unleashing is April 10th at Bellingham High School, from about 9 am to 5 pm. We will have 3 great keynote speakers throughout the day (like Francis Moore Lappe!) and in between offer these 1-hour sessions that people can choose from. Session times will be 10:00-11am, 12:30-1:30pm, and 2:50 -3:45pm. If you have a preference you can choose your time slot; otherwise we will choose the time. It will be pretty low-tech, but if you want PowerPoint or something, let us know and we will work on it. You can bring whatever you want to demonstrate, photos of your garden, seeds to give away, handouts, whatever you want. We will provide any assistance you need too.
Will you get me your phone # and email so our speaker coordinator, David Marshak, can contact you? If you don't want to post it here, you can email me at chrisandbella at yahoo dot com.
I still need to come over and visit your garden sometime! Let me know if there are times when you would be open to that. Thanks Celt!
Hi Celt, I really enjoyed your presentation at the seed-saving workshop! Your humor is much appreciated.
Hey, would you be interested in giving a talk about "Gardening 101" or "What you could grow at your house" for the Great Unleashing on April 10th? We will have a lot of different sessions that people can go to based on their interests, and I want to have a home-gardening expert. Would you be interested? Thanks! --Chris
How was the event? I hope you will consider doing some more small informal education events. I know the ladies in my neighborhood would love to hear you share skills.... maybe we can set something up....
Hi Celt! Welcome to the indoor world of online networking with friends & neighbors that we actually see outside! It is always a pleasure to spend time with you! Thanks you for coming ot our fall gardeners visioning tea, and sharing squash & food. Thanks for all the food you grow and donate to the local food bank! Let me know if you ever want to swap garden-work time in each others gardens!