2010 LOCAL LIVING F E S T I V A L

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What a Wonderful Day!
The 2010 Festival was a wonderful, gratifying and very fun educational event for over a thousand attendees.  We hope you were one of them!  If not, join us next year -- or sooner, for one of our ongoing Workshops and events.

Many, many thanks to the over
50 volunteers at the Festival! 


WELL-DESERVED SPECIAL THANKS
Aside from those special people on the Coordinating Committee, Miles Manchester went above and beyond as did Jackie DeGraw, Jayne George, and Laurie, Eric and son Leo who came down from Montreal -- they were all our top volunteers on Festival Day! 
Eric Williams-Bergen had faith in us and put in a lot of effort to make things happen; and succeeded!  The crew from SLU's Community Based Learning program also really came through for us in the final stretch, as did the whole troupe of students from the Little River Community School, the BOCES Community Connections Program and SUNY Canton Work Studies.  Also, Shava Kendrick, Intern at the Office for the Aging who coordinated the free shuttle bus service through St. Lawrence County Public Transportation was stellar -- they are lucky to have her!   And special thanks to Farm Manager Charlie Hitchman, with the help of Ron Rogers, for all they did to prepare and oversee the Learning Farm site for the Festival.
We appreciate them and ALL of the wonderful volunteers, all weekend.


Do you know, not one of our Workshop Presenters
was paid to be there?  For many, it cost them to do so.
That is amazing and wonderful that they did that for you. 
We appreciate them tremendously!


The Sustainable Living Project is
staffed entirely by dedicated volunteers
The 2010 Local Living Festival Team
Chelle Lindahl, Melinda Ely, Vanessa Bittner,
Rosalind Ilett, Bali MacKentley,
Raamitha Pillay, Rajiv Narula, Jacob Reid,
Patti Hogle, Audry Duncan & Betsy Hodge


Local Living Festival
A Celebration of Old and New Skills 


September 25, 2010
9am  to 5 pm
(plus tours & follow-up speakers on the 26th)

Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm
Route 68, Canton, NY



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2010
Local Living Festival
HIGHLIGHTS
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FOR CHILDREN
A different children's activity every hour and the St. Lawrence County Dairy Princess distributed locally sourced and produced Breyers Yogurt free to all. 

AND YOUNG AT HEART
Len Mackey and his Song of the Spheres led a lunch-time drumming jam accompanying a butter dance, making butter from real cream, as well as hula hooping, sack races and more fun for kids of all ages.

CRITTERS
The Dear Alpaca Farm showed their handsome animals and a pair of baby oxen in training were on hand, as well as wagon rides from the St. Lawrence County Draft Horse Association members.  Also visiting with the sheep, pigs and chickens that normally reside at the Learning Farm.

CULTURE
A reprise of the TAUNY exhibit featuring homes built in the Homesteaders style of the 1970's onward was also featured in the main barn display area.

FOOD
The Festival also featured a satellite of the Potsdam Farmer’s Market and vendors of good, local food from the Potsdam Food  CoOp Carriage House Bakery, Whinnies Weiners (local hamburgs and fries from local potatoes), Barb's Dog's, and more.

DEMO's
Ongoing demonstrations of traditional crafts such as spinning wool into yarn, splitting wood, training oxen for farm work  and  using a two-person crosscut saw..

EXHIBITORS
60+ exhibitors of all stripes, from woolen products handmade in front of you to U.S.-made solar ovens that benefit Fair Trade organizations. 

See below for the complete 2010 schedule by category

Saturday, September 25, 2010
Featured three fantastic speakers!

Alex Lee
Director, Project LaundryList
Laundry: An  Inconvenient Chore?
Promoter of the Right to Dry Clothesline Initiative shared his humorous
fact-filled call to action --  and
rode his bike here from New Hampshire! 
Look for his cross country book tour next summer.
Introduced by NCPR's Todd Moe.
His presentation was wonderful.  And what a nice guy!
 He stayed to the bitter end on Saturday, moving tables and breaking down the tents...

 
Shannon Hayes
Radical Homemakers:
Reclaiming Domesticity from Consumer Culture

Shannon discussed her most recent book as well as vending fibers
and
foodstuffs from her family farm in Scoharie County where she
blogs and writes books on her family grass-fed beef farm. 
Introduced by local Green Homes Open House Coordinator Mel Tyree.
The clapping from her presentation could be heard throughout the grounds --
people just loved her presentation!
 

Our very own
Jim Juczak
gave a featured presentation
Simply Green:
Demystifying Sustainable Practices for Ordinary People

What more can be said about Jim? Informative, entertaining, interesting, full of entirely relevant "commercial breaks" (NON-commercial breaks!?) -- Jim is chock full of ideas, proven theories and unusual resources.

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2010 Workshops, Speakers
and Presentations
 



  NOTE:
Workshops are grouped according to their 

                    
                 
Theme Cloud


       



       Perhaps you can suggest,
    or give, a workshop to
  round out a Cloud meme
in the future!



 
  2010 Festival Clouds and their Contents:



Cooking / Food Preservation 
            Simple Solar Cooking! -- Caron Collins

     Basic Food Preservation:
                                Save Your Harvest!
-- Katherine Lang

   Homegrown Tempeh:   A Unique Treat
             From Seed to Belly
--Bob Washo & Flip Filippi

     Speedy Bread-Making -- Jim Juczak

 Get Cultured:  Cultured Food & Drinks -- Cathy Hohmeyer
  PANEL -- Cheese Making -- Don & Shirley Hitchman, Diana & Bali Mac Kentley, Larisa Martin


Transportation
Wood Gasification: The Efficient Way to Burn -- Bill Olsen
   Bio-diesel mini-bus, home-conversion Allis-Chalmers G electric tractor with solar-panel roof (!)  and other alternative vehicles on display


    Gardening / Farming  
      Introductory Beekeeping -- Whit McDermott
       
Saving Seeds -- Mary Ann Cateforis

  The Home Apple Orchard
--Bill MacKentley
   
Open Forum for Questions on Growing Organic
Vegetables and Herbs
-- Dulli Tengeler


Small Fruits in Northern New York
 
--Bill MacKentley



Forestry / Woodlot / Healthy Hearth
 Dancing With a Crosscut Saw: The Art and Pleasure of Sawing Logs to the Rhythm of Your Body -- Eddie Goldstein

I Think I Can, I Know I Can, Split That Piece of Wood!   or    Wood-Splitting 101 - No Perquisites Required -- Joseph Brant

    Green Building
The Art of Stone Masonry I & II -- Tom Huber

A Case Study of How to Design a Zero-Carbon, Net-Zero-Energy Home: A Vision for a Sustainable Future -- Mel Tyree

Making a Concrete Counter-Top with Simple Tools - Bryan Lee


   
Earth-Friendly / Appropriate Technology

Creative Off-Grid Retrofits -- Crazy Jerry Bartlett
Affordable Solar Strategies for Northern Climates -- Dean Anthony
Flush Busters: Simple & Cheap Humanure Composting - How to Save Money, Resources, and Frozen Pipes While Enriching Your Soil 
                      -- Richard Grover, Chelle Lindahl, Mike Corse
P
ANEL:  Finding & Collecting/Pumping Water 
-- For a Beginning Homesteader, With & Without Electricity -- Jim Juczak, Luke Martin, Rich Douglass & John Charamella
Are Wood-based Fuels the Way to Combat Global Warming?  -- Philip K. Hopke

Click  HERE  for Workshop descriptions and presenter bio's.

 


    Children & Young at Heart   
             Children's Activity Tent will be humming all day!  A different activity every hour, on the hour -- loads of fun!
LUNCH-TIME   Hula Hoops, Sack Race plus the Butter Dance!!


              
Living Simply
 A Low-Tech Lifestyle:  High Living, Low on the Hog -- Rich & Aimee Douglass
 Harvesting Rainwater in the North Country - John Bosworth
 One Broke and Lazy Person's Guide to Food Self-Sufficiency
-- Diane Colbert, goddess of broke & lazy
  Simply Green:  Demystifying Sustainable                 
                         Practices for Ordinary People -- Jim Juczak
                                Scrounging a Home and Life's Necessities -- Jim Juczak

    Animals / Milk, Meat and Fiber

         Got Goat?  - Winny & Rob Sachno
    
    The Family Cow -- Bali MacKentley
        Backyard Sheep -- Betsy Hodge

   Raw Milk -- Martha Pickard Palmer M.S., CNS
      Fur-bearer Trapping -- Rex Tuthill
PANEL -- Basics of Backyard Poultry
-- Ann & Brian Bennett, Brad Clements


  
Dirty Work
    Grass Energy Pellets will be made on site and a demonstration of solar hot water heating, portable solar generation and more!

Click  HERE  for Workshop descriptions and  presenter bio's. 

  
     Lost Arts / Forgotten Skills
   
Shannon Hayes on "Radical Homemakers:
Reclaiming Domesticity from Consumer Culture"

The Gleaners and Us: Living Well on the Garbage of Society -- Carol & Brian Machida
Plus demonstrators of various crafts and skills...

    Health & Wellness
Sustainable Earth Begins at Birth -- Sharon Bernecki DeJoy
Herbal Medicine in the Home -- Rebecca Pickens

Pollutant Carcinogen Exposure Reduction Education -- Don Hassig

Whole Foods for the Whole Body - Paula Youmell
  
Folkloric Herbal Tincture Making -- Dawn Rosenbarker


    Small & Local Business  
  Developing Your Home Based Business -- Sandy Maine



 
Town - Home & Apartment Dwellers
(but not just townfolk  -  applies to all!)

         Alex Lee and the
Right to Dry Clothesline Initiative
Totally Do-able:  How We Cut our Energy Use by over 60% and Why -- Doug and Ginger Storey Welch


    College & Dorm Dwellers   
            
Nothing was available for the Festival but we have workshops upcoming with the Sustainability Dorm at SUNY Potsdam -- and we're always open to ideas!



  Click  HERE  for workshop descriptions
and
presenter bio's.

     VIEW 2010 Exhibitors  & Their Websites


FESTIVAL RESOURCE SHARING BOARDS & MEET-UP CENTERS
 

   Potsdam Farmer's Market Satellite
                 --order winter storage crops!
   
Jump-In Speakers Corner
    Old-Timers Tent 
    
    
                                                Sharing Board
s:
                                                        Lo-Tech Brainstorm
                                                        Enterpreneur Opps
                                                        Local Biz Connections
                                                        Future Festivals Brainstorm

         Crafts & Demo's too!

Please note:
Our Festival is just one day a year... 
Our  programs feature interesting workshops
year-round. 
Check in on this website for future events!





Thank you to St. Lawrence County Public Transportation for providing free shuttle buses to and from the parking area -- they helped to make a great day for us all! 
Hey! Get on the bus!!

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WORKSHOP  SCHEDULE  GRID  9/25/10

9:00“--Cut our Energy Use by over 60% ” WELCH/STOREY
Doug and Ginger
“Sustainable Chemistry”      WALKER, MartinBread Making       JUCZAK, Jim“Building handmade homes local natural materials” Chris McClellanSmall Fruits in Northern New York MacKENTLEY, Bill" Concrete Counter-Top with Simple Tools"  PART 1      LEE, Bryan"Furbearer Trapping"     TUTHILL, Rex


10:00wood-fuels       HOPKE, Philip      PANEL
  Water
       JUCZAK,Douglass, Martin, Chiaramella
Tempeh        FILIPPI Flip   WASHO BobAffordable Solar Strategies  ANTHONY, Dean“Sustainable Earth Begins at Birth” BERNECKI DeJOY, Sharon“Introductory Beekeeping”        Mc DERMOTT, WhitWoodsplitting         BRANT, Joe


11:00FEATURED
SPEAKER   

Radical Home Makers          HAYES, Shannon         
"The Art of Stone Masonry"
PART 1
       HUBER, Tom
Tincture Making ROSENBARKER, Dawn      
Raw Milk    PICKARD, Martha
Intro Small Wind Turbine Technology VISSER, Ken  "Got Goat? " SACHNO, WinnieDancing w/a  crosscut saw: -  - Sawing Logs        GOLDSTEIN, Ed

LUNCH TIME     Community Celebration!
                            Butter Dance with Len Mackey/Song of the Spheres, sack races, hula hoops, more!
                            Vendors selling locally sourced and produced food.

1:00SPEAKER
       "Laundry"             LEE, Alex    
PANEL 
Poultry
BENNETT, Ann& Brian CLEMENTS, Brad    PANEL
"Whole Foods for the Whole Body"  YOUMELL, Paula“Wood Gasification Altern. Fuels”  OLSEN, BillThe Family Cow     MACKENTLEY, BaliSaving Seeds       CATEFORIS, Mary Ann"Community Permaculture" McCLELLAN, Chris
2:00TYREE, Mel       "Zero carbon - home"Harvesting Rainwater BOSWORTH, John"Get Cultured:  
Cultured Food & Drinks"  
HOHMEYER, Cathy
PANEL
 
Cheese
       MacKENTLEY, B & D MARTIN, L HITCHMAN, S & Don
"Small-Scale Orcharding in the North Country"     MacKENTLEY, Bill"Pollutant Carcinogen Exposure - - "        HASSIG, DonStone Masonry
PART 2
OUTSIDE
       HUBER, Tom
3:00SPEAKER
            "Simply Green - -"    JUCZAK, Jim    
Solar Cooking COLLINS, Caron“Herbal Medicine in the Home”  PICKENS, Rebecca“Low-Tech Lifestyle: High Living, Low on the Hog” DOUGLASS, RichGleaners & Us: Living well on  Garbage MACHIDA, Carol & BrianPANEL
"Flush Busters:-  Compost Systems" LINDAHL, GROVES, CORSE
Backyard Sheep HODGE, Betsy
4:00"Scrounging - - - home - Life's " JUCZAK, Jim            “Creative off-grid retrofit systems” BARTLETT, Jerry"Basic Food Preservation: Save your harvest!"   LANG, KatherineForum   Growing Organic Vegetables and Herbs   TENGELER, Dulli“Developing Your Home Based Business”           MAINE, Sandy1 Lazy & Broke -  Guide to Food Self-Sufficiency COLBERT, Diane

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and
presenter bio's.


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SUNDAY 9/26/10 Activities:
 


#  Intensive Hands-On Workshops

View Them Here


#  Guided Tours of Green Homesteads
& Gardens/Farms

Description of the Home Tours (Festival & Future) HERE



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