The Peterborough L.E.T.S. Exchanger


Issue 126 September & October 2009

There will be no Market in October. Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend.

TrTrade Show and Market

Saturday, November 14th, 12:00 - 4:00

Knox Church

Wolfe, Park, and Rubidge Streets

(Park Street Entrance)


Holiday Market and Trade Show

Saturday, December 12th, 12:30-4:30

Peterborough Library,

Alymer Street


Vendors table fees should be paid in advance.

2010 Markets have not been scheduled yet. More information later.

The Peterborough L.E.T.S. Exchanger is published Bi-monthly by

Peterborough L.E.T.S. Exchange Community Association

Phone: (705) 749-3910

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site:

Office Hours: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

At the Peterborough Social Planning Council

187 Simcoe Street, Peterborough, Ontario

(705) 743-5915

Mailing Address: The Peterborough L.E.T.S.

c/o The PSPC

187 Simcoe Street

Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2H6

Board of Directors

David Baker, President

Jeannine Crowe, Treasurer

Amanda Godin, New Board Member

Lori Sainte, Administrator

Tina Williams, Secretary

Margaret Wright, Vice-President

The Peterborough L.E.T.S. assumes no liability for the services and information printed in the Exchanger.

The deadline for the Nov./Dec. issue of The Exchanger is October 27, 2009. Please

e-mail information to [email protected] or call 749-3910 and leave a detailed message.

New Member

Myria Rei Solas #1030 750-0383 [email protected]

Spirituality and Healing Arts and Counseling

- using an integrated approach of Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Reiki, Shamanic techniques and gentle body work with clients of all ages to help shift issues and patterns in the body, mind and spirit.

- working with infants, toddlers and children using intuitive energy balancing and Play and Art Therapy dealing with issues including special needs, attachment, grief and problematic behaviors

- also doing: ear candling, metamorphic technique, shamanic assessment and techniques including soil retrieval, family unity ceremonies, testing and treatment with flower essences and parent support

Lessons and Training

Reiki Level I & II

Parenting Classes

Expressive Arts and Healing Arts Classes and Workshops

Arts and Crafts

Acrylic and Encaustic Paintings

Oat Bags and Meditation Eye Bags

Handmade Jewellery

Articles for Sale:

2 - Black Futon Couch Frames folds out to double bed excellent condition $75. Green Dollars Each

Goods and Services Offered

Abrioux Home Inspections now offers ECO-ENERGY AUDITS.

Get up to $10,000 in government rebates for upgrading the efficiency of your home.

Have you energy audit completed within 4 days of booking. No need to wait. Initial as well as follow-up energy audits. We can also perform your follow-up audit if another organization performed your initial audit, again, within 4 days of booking. Get your rebates sooner!

Fully licensed, certified and insured energy advisor.


Paul-Marc Abrioux

(705) 872-2182

[email protected]

Art Cards, Paintings and T Shirts

available from Dori Charters # 912 Contact her at [email protected]


Full length mirror with wooden casing. Hangs on wall and cabinet opens to hold small items such as jewelry, scarfs ties.
$40 50% Green


Volunteers Needed

Photography and video taping at the market with a digital camera

Setting up and taking down tables at the market

A volunteer is needed at the LETS markets to work with the children.

Office person Wednesdays 10-12.

Postering for the Markets.

Call 749-3910. Green Dollars are available for this work.

Thank you Lara Grant from Spitting Images for the great posters for the markets.

Window Displays

Deadlines for the Peterborough Social Planning Council's Window Display - Members Features are:

November 3rd

Please contact Heather Home, #981, 745-8815 for more information about having your goods and/or services featured.


Hi Everyone

We have recently completed our plans for the signature initiative of Transition Town Peterborough .The first phase of the initiative is expected to take at least a year. It is called Resilient Peterborough Everywhen 2030.
The plan will be introduced to the general public iin the fall edition of The Greenzine, available around the first of October.
However those who register for our Transitioners Orientation Program on Sept 21st as posted here on Facebook will preview the plan and implementation process as well as what has come to be known as Open Space Technology. We are in the larger Dining Hall at Sadleir House and we will have our first attempt at a timeline to 2030. We hope it will stand on its feet ! Ok OST is utilized by transitioners around the world to engage and empower folks to participate and take action beyond their own self building.
The plan calls for the creation of faciitator teams and scribes to implement the process throughout the community. So the Transitioners Orientation Program is a great way to have a look at our process by participating in it ...doing it before you're doing it we use to say!
This is a Loonie or Toonie donation event to help pay for the room .But please register with our TRI Registrar Joan Michaels in advance at [email protected] or 743 8032

Fred 932 7592

. Introduction To Permaculture Course

Transition Reskilling Institute

A Transition Town Peterborough Volunteer Initiative

Sadleir House Lecture Hall

751 George St N

Peterborough ,On

Facilitated by Trent Rhode and Jennifer Elchuk

"Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems which have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape, people, and appropriate technologies, providing food, shelter, energy and other needs in a sustainable way." - Bill Mollison

This introductory course first presented in the spring of 2009, focuses on the food producing aspects of permaculture design, with an emphasis on perennial edible landscapes, and exploring what it means to allow nature to do the work, while increasing yields and decreasing inputs.

This course is spread over two weeks to allow some study and review as follows:-

Thurs. Sept. 10th : 7 pm -- 9 pm Introduction
Sat. Sept. 12th: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Sat. Sept. 19th: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Thurs. Sept. 24th 7 pm - 9 pm.

The two Saturday sessions include field trips

Bring your own lunch and dress casual
Reg. price $40, Student/Seniors $20

Courses are priced for social inclusion across the fabric of our society.

Pre-registration required with Registrar Joan Michaels 705 743-8032 or [email protected]

If you are coming from Toronto, carpooling may be an option (please inquire), and it is possible to get return tickets for $20.

About the Instructors

Trent Rhode is a certified permaculture designer as well as a certified permaculture teacher, and has been avidly and continually studying, teaching, practicing, and writing about permaculture, ecology and ecological farming and gardening for the past five years.He has been working and experimenting on four properties in Ontario since 2005, designing and creating self maintaining edible forest gardens and other permaculture systems, and he has worked in several organic gardens in the province, commercial and private, recently beginning work within Peterborough on community and residential garden design, implementation and maintenance.

Jennifer Elchuk (a.k.a. Opal) is an artist, teacher, outdoor educator and expressive arts instructor. She has studied permaculture theory, as well as having immersed herself in natural ecosystems to learn the wisdom of the land first hand. Nature plays an important role in her teaching, as she strives to lead outdoor education experiences that connect her students to the land and allow the creativity of the natural world to inspire and inform.

Transition Town Peterborough

Canada's first official Transition Town

Event: Documentary Film Food Matters
"Pre-register with Joan Michaels"
What: Workshop
Start Time: Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00pm
End Time: Tuesday, September 29 at 9:00pm
Where: Sadleir House
Subject: Transitioners Orientation Program Sept 21st 7-9pm Sadleir House

Terrilyn Spooner has moved out West. Please make a note in your Green Pages directory. Thanks. Lori