OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Lincoln City seminar promotes local self-reliance

03/17/2009

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. – A seminar that promotes local self-reliance through three cornerstones of energy, community and economy will be held Wednesday, March 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City.

The four-hour workshop is the second offered by the Oregon State University Extension office in Lincoln County and the Oregon Coast Community College Small Business Development Center.

A variety of resources for local self-reliance will be addressed, including solar energy, wave energy, bio diesel, living off the grid, sustaining local business, recycling, growing your own food and others, according to Sam Angima, chair of the Lincoln County Extension office.

"People have called our office asking what they can do to start local efforts to use alternative energy and become more self-reliant in their own communities," Angima said. "We realized local issues can be solved best by local people, and we've invited community professionals and college faculty to discuss past, present and future methods."

Cost of the seminar is $20, which includes lunch. Registration is required and can be done online at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lincoln/agriculture/self-local-reliance, at the OSU Extension Office at 29 S.E. 2nd St., in Newport, or by calling 541-574-6534. The seminar will be at the Chinook Winds Casino, 1501 NW 40th Place, Lincoln City.

Another seminar on local self-reliance is planned for May 6 in Newport.