“Locating & Pumping Water for a Beginning Homesteader (With & Without Electricity)”
SATURDAY: The Panel will cover how to locate water,
the methods of digging and drilling and then how to get good, drinkable water
out of the ground. There will be sample pumps - hand and electric to
explain how they work.
1) Jim will demonstrate how to build one of his deep well hand pumps...it'll take an
hour or maybe a bit more.
Sign up for this in advance by email or at the Festival.
2) See Rich Douglass' water-pumping windmill at work on the homestead tours. Sign up at the Festival. Click here to view a description of the Sunday Home Tours.
"Pollutant Carcinogen Exposure Reduction Education"
SATURDAY: This Cancer Action NY
workshop is on
the subject of creating community-based cancer prevention education
campaigns focusing upon pollutant carcinogen exposure reduction. Pollutants covered in the workshop include: dioxins,
polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs),
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and benzene. Dioxins and PBDEs
are part of a larger group of pollutants described as persistent organic
pollutants (POPs). These pollutants bio-accumulate in animal fat;
exposure occurs via consumption of animal fat foods, including,
meats, fish, eggs and dairy products. PAHs and benzene are products of
combustion present in gasoline and diesel exhaust.
SUNDAY: Cancer risk
information is presented for dioxin exposure. According to the 2003 draft US EPA dioxin reassessment,
dioxin exposure cancer risk for average consumption of animal fat foods
is approximately 1 in 1000. Workshop participants will receive
instruction in minimization of pollutant releases and exposure avoidance
final portion of the workshop trains participants to work together as
cancer prevention educators using their own particular skills as
artists, dancers, musicians, public speakers, or writers.
“Scrounging a Home and Life's Necessities” (see the other featured presentation and workshops Jim is giving as well!)
SATURDAY: Jim has been titled the "King of Scrounge". His program will cover where and how to get life's necessities and fun stuff for free or nearly free. Topics for this presentation will include: cheap cars, building a home without a mortgage -- including land -- building materials and furnishings, food, entertainment, electronics, firewood. Bartering, trading, dumpster diving, and garbage-picking are amongst the techniques he will describe.
Juczak (52) of Adams Center, NY is a former shop teacher of 25 years among many other things. Jim and his wife, Krista and
their family live at Woodhenge, a 55 acre intentional community with
several other families they have invited to live there. Writing (both
articles and books),
lecturing on a
wide variety of self reliance topics, and inventing are amongst the
things he has
been doing more and more often over the past decade. He also consults
energy system design. His first book "The High Art and Subtle Science
Scrounging" has been in print for two years and his second book on
"Water Supply Systems for the
Homesteader" should be available late this Fall. He has recently taken a
Cooperative Extension as a Regional Energy Program Coordinator over a 10
county area in the North Country.