Speakers & Workshops -- Listings & Schedules 2010


We hope you were able to
join us for the Local Living Festival  

                  at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm on Rt. 68, Canton, NY    

Sat., Sept. 25, 2010 - full schedule of events, workshops, vendors    
 Sun., Sept. 26, 2010 -  hands-on workshops and Home Tours    


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Three fantastic Featured Speakers!


Alex Lee
Director, Project LaundryList
Laundry: An  Inconvenient Chore?
and promoter of the Right to Dry Clothesline Initiative
shared his
humorous fact-filled call to action --  and rode his bike
here from New Hampshire! 


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Shannon Hayes
Radical Homemakers:
Reclaiming Domesticity from Consumer Culture

will discuss her recent book as well as vend fibers and foodstuffs from her family farm in Scoharie County

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


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see below for
Workshops, Speakers and Presentations

2010




Click  HERE  for full Workshop descriptions
and presenter bio's in 2010.

Click  HERE  for the current 2011 Festival page -- it's early yet, so check in frequently as we add new speakers, workshops, demonstrators and exhibitors!  75+ presentations and 100+ exhibitors anticipated!



  NOTE:
Workshops are grouped according to their 

                    
                 
Theme Cloud


       




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



 
  Current 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 full Workshop descriptions
and presenter bio's in 2010.

Click  HERE  for the current 2011 Festival page -- it's early yet, so check in frequently as we add new speakers, workshops, demonstrators and exhibitors!  75+ presentations and 100+ exhibitors anticipated!

 


    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 don't miss 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, plus more in the works!

 

  
     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 -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 do a lot of good work with students from St Lawrence University and SUNY Potsdam, in particular -- and we're always open to ideas!



Click  HERE  for full Workshop descriptions
and presenter bio's in 2010.

Click  HERE  for the current 2011 Festival page -- it's early yet, so check in frequently as we add new speakers, workshops, demonstrators and exhibitors!  75+ presentations and 100+ exhibitors anticipated!


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 weekend 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

9:00“--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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Click  HERE  for full Workshop descriptions
and presenter bio's in 2010.

Click  HERE  for the current 2011 Festival page -- it's early yet, so check in frequently as we add new speakers, workshops, demonstrators and exhibitors!  75+ presentations and 100+ exhibitors anticipated!