ECAA Roundup 9/23/2022

September 23, 2022

The Weedy Baker
If you have a lot of overgrowth in your yard this fall, don’t despair. Make brownies instead. This article tells you how to harvest dock seeds and make a flower suitable for brownies, crackers, and other baked goodies: https://www.treehugger.com/make-flour-dock-seeds-6665794.

Breakfast and a Fair
Come to the Homestead Fair early to enjoy a pancake breakfast while the vendors setup beginning at 7:00 a.m. then stay for the main event beginning at 9:00 a.m. There are still a few vendor spots left. To sign up go to: https://elbertcountyagalliance.org/fair/.

What is the oldest grain that still exists today?

New Small Business Start Up and Restructuring Loans Available
The State of Colorado has recently opened a new loan program for microbusinesses that are not able to obtain loans from traditional lenders. The Colorado Startup Loan Fund provides funding for loans to Colorado entrepreneurs and small business owners needing capital to start, restart, or restructure a business. For more information go to: https://oedit.colorado.gov/colorado-startup-loan-fund.

Member Promotional Opportunity
One of the biggest events in Elizabeth is the Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Harvest Festival on October 29th where local businesses hand out candy to the kids. ECAA will be joining the Harvest Festival again this year with grab bags for the kids. Last year we had a blast and handed out over 700 bags. You can get a space for your business in the grab bag for just $25. Then you provide your candy along with your business card or promotional materials. We are also looking for volunteers to help stuff and hand out the bags. To sign up go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ecaa-candy-bag-grab-at-the-elizabeth-area-chamber-harvest-festival-tickets-264864435657.

Western Water History
John Wesley Powell explored the Colorado River and Grand Canyon, and his journey shaped his view of water resources throughout the west. Learn more about Powell’s vision and the beginning of the water wars in this podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1L1iEZwA82QvmSPRCItMLA.

If you have announcements or classifieds that should be included in the next Roundup? Send them to news@elbertcountyagalliance.org.

Trivia Answer: Farro Monococcum is a grain that traces back to the Neolithic period. It has been found in Egyptian tombs and artwork of the Roman empire. And it can still be found in modern pantries.