The Funktional Family

A family who works together, stays together! News about the Mikkelson-Kersbergen family collaboration

The FUNKtional Family Buzz September 6, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Trish Patricia Mikkelson, founder and director of Vegan Utopia Ecovillage @ 12:44 pm



A newsletter to help keep you informed about useful things, local and global


Contact Patricia (Mikkelson) Hughes, a member of the FUNKtional family, for more information 479-313-0414


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Local NWA Calendar items


Slow Foods Potluck
WHAT: Time for Lunch Eat-In to learn how to put good food in public schools
WHEN: Monday, Labor Day, Sept 7
TIME: 6-8 pm
WHERE: Walker Park round pavilion
near 13th and S College
MORE INFO: Laura Kelly 521-4619

Free Concert and an evening of fun, connection, and celebration of life. Saturday, Sept. 12, 9-11pm The Flight Brigade and Pure Radiance are two bands made up of home schooled friends, including local musician Chris Mikkelson. They play original, positive alternative music that will make you want to dance and help your spirit soar. Arsaga’s 1852 N. Crossover Rd Fayetteville, Arkansas For more information call Patricia Mikkelson 479-313-0414

Funktional Family Yard Sale Friday, Sept. 11, Sat. Sept 12 7:30am to 3pm Huge variety of great stuff including decorative items, household items, clothes and furniture. Near Mission and Maple in Fayetteville. For more information call Patricia Mikkelson 313-0414

Green Drinks will be held on Monday, September 21st 5:30-7:30 at Smilin’ Jacks behind Dickson Street Bookshop on School Street.

Time Banks Informational Meeting: Sunday September 27, 2:30 to 4:30. For more information contact Mary Thornton For more info about time banks

The Thirtieth Ozark Area Community Congress/OACC 30 – November 6-8, 2009
Ananda Kanan International Retreat Center, Willow Springs, MOzarks

The Tenth Continental Bioregional Congress/CBC X: October 3-11
At The Farm, Summertown, Tennessee

Resources and announcements

Dealing with anger and other blocks to love. I wrote a blog post that has my best tool for dealing with anger—the Love Letter inspired by John Gray. I highly recommend learning this method, as well as some other tools I have found to help me stay more and more in a state of peace, love and joy. Click here

I highly recommend the online Nonviolent Communication Academy they have some great free resources, use the ticket below!

Nonviolent Communication Training

Information on Green Smoothies and other health tips: This is one of my favorite health blogs by a mother who has a lot of wisdom about how to stay healthy. Read more here

Organizing Classes offered: I am looking for people to have organizing parties in their home. I will demonstrate FAST organizing using the simple techniques I have developed to get a room or closet or whole house (depending on how bad it is) decluttered in a few hours. I will charge $120 for the time, and this is split among the people who attend the class, with the hostess or host getting the time free for hosting the party. Afterwards we can have snacks (everyone bring something) and talk about what happened and I can answer questions. Anyone up for this? Contact Patricia 479-313-0414

The International Reciprocal Trade Association, IRTA, is a non-profit organization committed to promoting just and equitable standards of practice and operation within the modern trade and barter and alternative capital systems. Learn more here.  

Publicity list for NW Arkansas Here is an extensive list of ways to get the word out in NW Arkansas. I hope you will add your comments of other ideas so I can make an even more complete list.


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