Busy bees



wow,its been a long time.

What a busy year.

We have missed our emails for almost an entire year.  We meant to send a newsletter  but time has been flying by.  We hope that this finds all our friends well. We wanted to let you know what we have been up to. First,  we are still here, doing well, recovering from some major life changes and looking forward to an exciting future. Also, we acquired a soap company and spent the past 7 months or so learning how to create unique handcrafted soaps.
Then, we had to learn about selling soaps and find out what works and what doesn’t.  For instance, plain unscented white soap should not go to events with wind or dirt.  Learned that the hard way.  Its been a learning curve but soap is incredibly fascinating and complimentary to our herbal products.  We now can make lip balm like peppermint then we can offer a peppermint shea butter soap, a mint hand lotion. We like how things are “coming together”. If you have a favorite flavor or scent we can now offer it in many forms. We still make the lip balms, lip glosses (new) , solid lotion bars ( new), soaps, handcrafted Shea butter lotions, massage oils, seasonings and of course we still have honey! Lastly, we have had a dry honey year. You might notice the limited amount of honey and pollen at the markets. We have had a mediocre production this year because we didn’t get enough rain in 2012.  We still have sage honey and this past year we made some beautiful eucalyptus honey, buckwheat honey, avocado honey, wildflower honeys.
One important lesson we have had to learn this past year is the importance of staying focused, with too much going on, needless to say it has been very challenging. Continue reading

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Chumash Position

There is a fair amount of research available concerning offshore Native American Sacred Sites and NCTC wants to make sure that our voice pointing out these very important pre-historical Californian Native American Sacred Sites is heard loud and clear, NCTC does not give anyone, including Corporations, Agencies or Governments the right to disturb our offshore California Native American Chumash Sacred Sites. Complete Letter: Coastal Commission Additional information PG&E ST 110712

Seventh Generation Fund would like to again extend our full support of the Chumash Peoples’ in opposition of the 3D Geophysical Seismic Testing that Pacific Gas and Electric is proposing as a means for seismic mapping off the coast of southern California. Seventh Generation Fund supports the Chumash and their endeavors to protect and preserve the oceans and all living things from harm inflicted upon them by practices such as seismic testing. Full letter: sevengenerationseismic2.doc

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Breaking News
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
With Padre Associates, Inc.; DB Neish & Associates

Application to Conduct high energy seismic survey operations in state and federal waters between Cayucos and Point Sal and temporarily install and operate an array of seismic activity monitoring devices onshore.

Denied

Click to Read Complete Summary CCC 11-2012

Any concerns regarding this issue contact:

Cassidy.Teufel@coastal.ca.gov

fcollins@northernchumash.org

Limuw 2012

Tomol Crossing to Limuw 2012

Ventura Harbor to Limuw

September 8, 9 and 10, 2012

Contact Deborah Sanchez for information at saqshwalaw@aol.com

Here are a few more images from our Tomol Village Hop 2012 at Avila Beach. It was a Beautiful day.  You’ll  no doubt recognize someone special in these  photos… See you next week for the Tomol Crossing to Limuw 2012?

All the Best,

Photos by:  A. M. Marzolla ammarzolla@me.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

CCC Sept. Agenda

California Coastal Commission September 12-14, 2012 Agenda

MEETING NOTICE CLICK HERE

Caspar Community Center
15051 Caspar Road
Caspar, CA 95420
(415) 407-3211

[The phone number will only be in service during the meeting.]

Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 9:00 a.m.

Friday, September 14, 2012, 9:00 a.m.

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Ocean Activism

We Will Not Back Down

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson

Captain Paul Watson, founder and president, Sea Shepherd Conservation SocietyThe one thing that I have been most proud of in my long career is the fact that after 35 years of interventions to defend marine life we have not caused a single injury to any person nor after some 350 voyages have I had any of my crew seriously injured. I am also proud of the fact that although we have been aggressively intervening against illegal whalers, sealers, dolphin killers, drift netters, trawlers, turtle killers and other ocean life-destroying enterprises, we have always done so within the boundaries of the law.

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