Appropriate Technology Center of Lawrence Ks 1979-1987
Black Hills Alliance Survival Gathering Summer 1980 (near Rapid City SD)
1982 Spring KAW Camp, Camp Hammond, Shawnee Co Ks. Dana Jackson and David Haenke were guest speaker. Resolution making process. Kids maypole. 250 in attendance
1982 Spring Konza, news of Kaw Council begins publication
1982 Summer/Fall KAW Camp Tuttle Creek Reservoir, Near Manhattan Ks Watermelons, swimming, prairie tales, circle talk “What Prairie means to me” (East/central Ks) 60 in attendance
Dec 82 Horsethief Canyon at Kanopolis Reservoir, Central Ks Sunbathing, petroglyphs pilgrimage, sweat in cave fails after great effort. 20 attend
1983 May Day, Camp Hammond, OACC folk visit and give KAW a crystal. Rosy’s Bar and Grill entertain. We glut ourselves on icecream from the freezer meltdown at the Community Mercantile. Rain 80 attend
1983 KAW begins clothing drive and sale (takes over for Lawrence Friends Committee)
1983 Kelly Kindscher and Vicky Foth walk from KC across Ks following the Kansas River and tributaries to source in Colorado.
1983 Harvest Moon Camp October at Charlie Smies near Courtland Ks, visit to Pawnee Village archeological site, long group walk, visit to Bertal Olson’s tool museum. etc 30 attended
1983 Hard Winter Camp, Mill Creek near Alma Ks Extreme cold camping, walks in the snow covered Flint Hills, survival and tales around the campfire and melting moonboots. 7 attend
1984 Spring Hammond, Denise Low peotry reading, barn dance, wild and crazy singing around the campfire. Kelly and Vicky present a slideshow of their walk across Ks and Colorado. 105 attend
1984 KAW’s road show goes to Colombia Mo for an evening of presenting info and songs and poems. 8 KAW folk attend
1984 Summer Camp at Timm and Lelain’s land near Galva Ks Summer heat, sweat lodge, swimming and cemetery tour. 32 attend
Spring 1984 First North American Bioregional Congress near Excelsior Springs Mo KAW is a co-sponsor and helped plan the event. KAW along with OACC was a founding member of NABC. (It was gone though many name changes since) 11 KAW folk attend
Fall 1984 Joint event with Kansas Natural Resource Council, Sierrria Club, Audubon Club of Ks at Camp Wood. Visits by Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, Least Heat Moon KAW was in charge of food. 210 attend
Winter 1984 Return to Horsethief Canyon Snowy but warm, camping, skinny dipping, long walks 10 attend
Spring 1985 Hammond “Animals of the prairie” Kathy Barton/Dave Para’s music, All Species Parade, mask making, nature trails. 110 attend.
1985 Ken Lassman publishes his reference work and seasonal guide , Seasons and Cycle of the Prairie.
1985 KAW performan group tours various venues in Ks
Summer 1985 Castle Rock, Gove Co Ks. All kinds of bizarre and spectacular weather. David Ebbert organized the event 15 attend
Fall 1985 (October) Forest Park near Topeka. Many guest speakers and performers , NABCII committee meetings 60 attend
Winter 1985 At Timm and Lelain’s house near Galva. Warm, cozy, small group of 10.
1986 No spring camp due to illness of organizers in Nebraska
July 4-6,1986 Camped on the Lassman land south of Lawrence and took in Independence days activities in Lawrence and canoed on the KAW. 15 attended
1986 NABCII in Michigan(Aug 25-29) 6 Kaw folk attended
1986 Fall Camp at Hammond, “Sacred Places of the Prairie” Movement workshops, mud body painting, sweat lodge , warm rain 98 attended
Winter 1986 Camp out at Vicky Martin’s place south east of Topeka. Mud and food prep, walks on the wet prairie and muddy woods, winter games, good campfire food, bonfire 25 attended
Spring 87, Retreat to find direction at Gloria Throne’s place west of Lawrence
Spring 87 Health Fair at Camp at Hammond. Whole Health workshops, cooking classes, meditation, movement, wild dancing. 108 attend
1987Kelly Kindscher publishes Wild Edible Plants of the Prairie, an Ethnobotanical Guide
Spring Clothes drive
Summer 87 Castle Rock, Return to Sacred Place. Sweats, dips in stock tank brought in on back of truck, 6 mile walk to the Smoky River, mud body painting, fossil hunting. 22 attend
Autumn 87 Charly Griffin’s place near Tuttle Creek Reservoir. Walks in the rain, Halloween costume party, sauna, music 30 attend
Winter 87 Hutchinson headquarters at Mike Greever’s place 4 attend
Feb 88 KAW meet with Gary Snyder who was visting Lawrence
Spring 88 Camp Hammond, “Dreaming on the Prairie” Dream workshops, dream sharing, attempt to meeting in dream. 120 attend
Spring 88 KAW roadtrip to Nebraska to see the Whooping Cranes on the Platte
Aug, 1988 NABC III in Squamish,Vancouver B.C. Canada Several KAW folk converged in Seattle to carpool up and back Many adventures and amazing good times. 11 KAW folk attend
Fall camp 1988 Wilson Reservoir, Storytelling camp. Surprise visit by Eagle Star. Native American sweat in sticker patch, high wind comes up fanning sweat fire and almost starts a priaire fire. 30 attend
Winter 88 Camp at Palmers Cave west of Salina wallowing on the prairie, petroglyph viewing walks on the prairie, sleeping in the “caves”. Sweat lodge. 15 attend
1988 Joseph Meeker, nature writer, visited with KAW folk
March 89 Two carloads of folk go to the Platte to view th whooping crane migration.
89 KAW took the Whole Health Network under its umbrella. Konza, News of KAW Council is folded into their newsletter, Well, Well, Well.
Feb 1989 Gary Snyder meets with KAW folk again
Spring 1989 Hammond “Prairie in Motion, Prairie Speaks.” Workshops on on dance, movement and poetry. Central Prairie Seed Savers meet. Great Prairie Bioregional Congress (taking in all the prairie from Manitoba to Texas) organizing, Texas folk came for this 97 attend
Summer 1989 Charlie Griffin’s near Tuttle Creek Reservoir, walk among longhorns 10 people attend
Fall 1989 Camp on Mike Greever’s land on the Little Ark river. Made medicine wheel under Pat Ember’s instruction, walks in the wet along the creeks, sweat lodge. 20 attend
Fall 89 Rich, Caryn Dan and Daniel went to Texas (near Austin) to help with their first bioregional gathering.
Winter 1989 Four hearty KAW folk went to Horsethief canyon for camp and seven met at Kelly’s land east of Lawrence for sweat lodge
Spring 1990 Camp at Hammond, “Learning the Language of the Prairie”. Texas folk visit again. Workshops on plants and animals. Gene Marshall give a sermon/pep talk. Stan Herd and Denise Low give presentations. Workshop on prairie preservation and restoration 75 attend
Summer 1990 Charlie Griffin’s near Tuttle creek. Third time there. Northern lights a highlight. 15 attend.
Aug 90 Six KAW folk go to Gulf of Maine for TIBG IV
Fall 1990 Camp at Horsethief Canyon, explored rites of passage for younger members, instruction and help for novice campers 15 attend
Nov 1990 Elkins Prairie Plowed after much protest by various groups including KAW
Winter 90. Wilson Reservoir. 10 attend
1991 Spring at Camp Hammond “A Reunion of Family and Friends” barn dance. Texas folk join us for planning meeting. Laid back KAW style fun, kiddy corral a highlight. Workshops on mask making and storytelling and family mapping. Tipi making. 90 attend
Summer camp cancelled to plan for Great Prairie Bioregional Congress. KAW recently presented 10 peotry reading/slid shows in the KC/Lawrence/Manhattan area.
Fall 1991 Great Prairie Bioregional Congress at Camp Wood, Chase Co Ks KAW and the Texas bioregional groups planned and hosted this camp in the Flint Hills. People came from all over the prairie bioregion to meet each other, discuss common issues and learn about the huge prairie bioregion 110 attended. Later 4 KAW fok went as representatives to the 4th World Assembly in Texas.
No winter camp
1992 Spring Camp at Hammond, Super KAW, Celebratring the Circle, planned by KAW kids with supervision of Lavetta and others. For once the adults have more fun than the kids. Wolf slide show. Texas organizers visit 75 attend
May, 1992 Bioregional Congress TIBG V in Texas Hill Country 8 KAW folk attend
Summer 92, Castle Rock 10 attend
1992 Kelly Kindscher publishes Medicinal Wild Plants of the Prairie
Fall 1992 Indian Caves Nebraska
Winter 92 Camp in Texas Hill Country is cancelled due to bad weather
Spring 93 Drumming on the Prairie, Camp Hammond. Workshops on how to make drums and rattles, info on prairie chickens, info on prairie chickens, Underwater Ks slideshow by Gerald Sneegas. Vicky does rerun of slide show of 1983 prairie walk. Cold rain all weekend. 65 attend
Summer 93 Camp at Mike Rundle’s home place in western Ks 7 attend.
Fall 93 Charlie Griffin’s near Manhatten. Explored Grand Canyon of Tuttle Creek spillway, flood damage. 5 attend. Stephanie Mills visits KAW folk.
Winter 93 Gloria and Mike hosted west of Lawrence. Winter greenhouse tours of Lawrence ensued. 6 attend.
Spring 94 Animism on the Prairie, Camp Hammond. Workshops on animals and plants. Rainforest preserve slide show by Kirk Day. Fresh morels, lots of rain, a delirious good time anyway. 67 attend.
Summer 94 Castle Rock, Gove County Ks. Long walks, fossil hunting, spectacular weather, wind and rain storm. 9 attend.
94 Whole Health Network no longer a KAW project.
94 KAW folk visit with visiting author, Gary Snyder.
1994 Bioregional Congress in Kentucky TIBG VI 9 KAW folk attend
Fall 94 Little Arkansas camp. Sweats, walks in the drizzle, stalking wild turkeys, exploring old junkpile, retreat to Mike’s place on second night due to saturation and cold. 10 attend
Winter 94 Gloria and Mike’s place west of Lawrence. Very cold and snow, sweats anyway.
Spring 95 Konza resumes publication
Spring 1995 Restoring our Prairies, a Weekend Celebartion of Ecological and Spritual Restoration May 5-7, Hammond
Fall 1995 (Oct 21) Camped at Heartland Farm in dry creek bed. West of Great Bend approx 17 people. Farm tour, sweats and tipi.
Winter 1995 at Gloria Throne’s place. Songs, stories and sweats.
Spring 1996 Hammond “Between the Prairie and the Stars”(May 3-5) Rehabilitated hawk release by Wildcare. Programs:Eagle Banding by Craig Birrell, Astrology by Jean Attebury, Finding your place in family history by Dan Bentley, The Anthropology of Astronomy by Stan Lombardo.
Summer 1996 KAW summer camp on the Little Arkansas, host Mike Greever (July 12-13-14)
1996 First Bioregional Council of the Americas, Tepoztlan,Morelos Mexico (Nov 17-24) Mark, Michael Almon and others rep us.
Fall 1996 camp at David Ebbert’s near Quinter (Oct 11-12)
Winter 1996 At Ken and Caryn’s south of Lawrence (Dec 31-Jan 1)
Spring 1997 Hammond “Learning the Language of the Prairie” David Abram and other writers visit (May 2-4) Porta sweat meltdown.
July 19, Workday at Gloria’s plus KAW meeting
Summer 1997 Camp on Mike Greever’s land on the Little Ark
Fall 1997 David Ebbert’s place, Gove Co Ks also in Lawrence KAW merged with the Rollin Down the River festivities (Oct 11-12)
Fall 1997 Turtle Island Bioregional Congress in Mexico
Early Spring March 21 1998 Work day at Camp Hammond
Spring 98, (May 1-2-3 ) “Happy Mediums of Exchange, Creating Economically Sustainable Communities, Camp Hammond
July 18-20 1998 Summer Camp at Canus Latruns Abbey west of Lawrence on Stull road
Fall 1998 (Oct 3) Day trip to Prairie Labyrinth near Burr Oak Wooks Conservation area near Blue Springs Mo
Spring 1999 Hammond “Becoming the Prairie” (April 20, May 1 & 2) (KAW list-serv started)
1999 Meeting with Virtual Sheepherders at Rhonda Janke’s home near Manhattan
Summer 1999, Float down the Kaw Fiver, Wamego-St. George, with Virtual Sheepherders from Manhattan and others.
Spring 2000 Hammond “More Than Saving What’s Left, Deepening the View of Kanas Lands”
Spring 2000, Clothing Drive. Been doing it for about 20 years now.
Spring 2000 Several KAWsters met at Rhonda Janke’s house for a presentation by Robert Rankin, a KU linguistics prof researching original Konza names of the Kaw River Tributaries
Summer Camp 2000 Float down the KAW with Rhonda Janke and others
June 25, 2000 KAW retreat at Joy’s house to re-evaluate our goals
Jan 11, 2001 Books that have changed your life…meeting at Joy’s home followed by sauna
Spring 2001 April 27-28-29 Camp Hammond “Living with the Earth”
Oct 7-13, 2002 8th Continental Bioregional Congress on the Prairie, Camp Wood, Flint Hills (KAW was a primary sponsor/organizer)
May 2-4, 2003 Peace and Place, Spring camp at Hammond
Spring 2004 Hosted by the kids. Camp Hammond
Summer 2005? Continental Congree IX Katuah Bioregion, Earthaven
Camps have been continuous at least once a year to the present day. We also have frequent (sometimes monthly) meetings to walk, talk and eat. Spring clothes drives and subsequent sales were a year feature until 2010.
Spring 2010 Camp Hammond One day meet, walks on the prairie, supper prep and eating