Moving Planet Event:

Local Living Festival - A Celebration of Resourceful Living

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Local Living Festival
A Celebration of Resourceful Living
Features serious fun and delightful education for all, with over 75 speakers, skills-building workshops, performances, and demonstrations of simple living, rural, and "do-it-yourself" resources and skills.  This event combines two long-popular events -- the previous Energy Fair and the Cooperative Extension Harvest Festival, to take place over a full two-day schedule on September 24 and 25.

Come  learn  (and teach!)  how  to  live  lightly,  and  economically,  too!

   The weekend will feature home-grown energy systems, hourly children's and teen activities, farm animals, draft horse wagon rides, food vendors serving up locally-grown food, a satellite of the Potsdam Farmer's Market, and much more. 

    Exhibitors and demonstrators of everything from fiber arts to forestry products, renewable energy systems to hand-made personal care items, traditional crafts to how-to books, and more will be featured in an old-timey stall barn setting and also sprinkled about the grounds of the Learning Farm.

Featured Speaker Bryan Welch, Publisher of "Mother Earth News" will talk about his Book "Beautiful and Abundant: Building the World We Want" on Sunday at 3 PM, followed by book signing.  Also speaking and signing books will be author Matthew Stein of "When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Surviving the Long Emergency".  

Regional favorite speaker Jerry Jenkins will share his thoughts on Climate Change in celebration of's Moving Planet global day of action.  More speakers are in the works!  (updated June 27, 2011)

   This second annual event is the heir apparent to the 17-year strong North Country Sustainable Energy Fair but has a broader focus on not only renewable energy and green building but real food and local economies -- and how you can make all of this real in YOUR life

The Local Living Festival takes place at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm at 2043 Route 68 -- 2.3 miles from Route 11 in Canton, NY. 

Check the website for the Speaker and Workshop schedule as the date nears!

Contact information:
   Zero-Waste Festival    

$5 per person, per day admission, Free under 16
Free to those who arrive via alternative transportation (gasoline free)!

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Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, Rt. 68
Canton, New York
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9am - 5pm

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