"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”

Henry D. Thoreau




New SETI Membership List

At the AGM a significant decision was that we want to build a membership list. We agreed that the membership fee will be $20. Workshop fees for members: $5.00, non-members: $10.00. Event fees for members: $2.00, non-members  $5.00. David Dawson will give leadership to the implementation of this decision. Attached is a letter from our new “Membership Secretary”.


Mailing list

To those of you who signed up for our mailing list on Wednesday October 23 - I mislaid the list before I left the library. If you want to be added to be added to our list, please send an email to selena.j.randall@gmail.com.


Movie Night: We The Tiny House People

This is a journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops.
During a five year period, Kirsten Dirksen made a documentary about people living in tiny houses.
Come watch and hear testimonies that proves again that we can live happily with less. Way less. Sharing time and mint tea (maybe cake) will follow. Cheers!

To watch the trailer click here.
Where: Jake Epp Library, 255 Elmdale St., Steinbach
When: Oct. 23rd at 6:30pm until 9pm
Contact person: Gabe at gjrgagne@yahoo.ca or 204-346-9615

Upcoming Fall Workshops!!!

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Jelly Making Workshop

Make your own delicious jelly from wild plums and chokecherries.  David Dawson will take us through the steps and with help from attendees make two kinds of jelly.  He will show how to test for pectin and whether extra pectin is necessary.  It is still not too late to pick a pail of chokecherries for your own jelly, but freeze them until after the demo.

When: Thursday October 17, 2013 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm.
Where: Steinbach Arts Council, 304 2nd St, Steinbach
Cost: $5 per person

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Come to this workshop to learn about how to raise rabbits for meat. Rabbits are a wonderful addition to any hobby farm, they are a quiet, hardy animal that reproduce easily and grow quickly. The meat is tasty, tender and higher in protein than chicken. Rebecca Hiebert will tell us how raising rabbits has worked for her family.

When: Tuesday October 29, 2013 at 7pm-9pm.
Where: Jake Epp Library, Steinbach
Cost: $5 per person

Raising Goats

Jason Rempel has been raising cashmere goats for a number of years. Join us as he educates us on how to feed, house and care for goats. Chevron or goat meat, is an excellent food source that is extremely popular in other parts of the world. Goats are wonderful animals for a hobby farm, they are small, birth multiples, and eat what other animals don't want. As a bonus cashmere goats have a extremely soft, warm coat that can be spun into luxurious yarn.

When:  Monday November 18, 2013 at 7pm-9pm.
Where: Jake Epp Library, Steinbach
Cost: $5 per person

Please register in advance for these workshops by calling 204-326-3919 or emailing rebecca_hiebert@yahoo.com. THANKS!


Annual General Meeting

This is an important meeting, and you are encouraged to attend. SETI is now four years old.This annual meeting is where we strategize and identify who among us is willing to put energy into what. We do not have a membership list. Rather, the South Eastman Transition Initiative consists of people concerned about resource depletion and climate change and who seek to address these concerns here in our community. We are only as strong as people are willing to commit time and energy to work for change. Come be encouraged, and encourage others. Please read the report on our activities over the past year. Wednesday September 25th at 6:30pm at Jake Epp Library.