Tour the horse-powered farm at Arielle Acres and learn about plant pressing too!

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Saturday, October 21
Shared Meal at noon (optional but please join in!)
Tour of farm at 1 pm
Build a Plant Press
(followed by a demo pressing botanicals) 2 pm

Permaculture is the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient. Our philosophy of sustainablity is making your own food from your own land for your own children.  This includes getting in the kitchen to make wholesome food straight from the garden, canning, making your own pasta and bread.  This means we work with our horses instead of tractors.  Why?  Less emissions into the atmosphere, less parts to repair and discard and the kids get to join in the fun and learn about animals.  Most of the animals bred on Arielle Acres have more then one purpose, which is also ideal in a permaculture enviroment. Our plants are selected for their heritage qualities and are free of GMO's, chemicals and pesticides.

Check out haying with horses, crops, wildcrafting, herbs, flowers, Tibetan yak, English Angora rabbits, Brabant horses, Icelandic sheep, Chinese geese, Peking ducks, Phoenix chickens and other interesting poultry!  Need details on home systems, energy, other points of interest.

More details to come.

Optional meal to kick off the afternoon - bring a dish to pass!!

Arielle Wolter and her dad Merle work together, striving towards a self sufficient lifestyle, on Arielle Acres - a 520 acre farm located in Macomb that has an apothecary, grows heritage breed livestock, and a vegetable garden.  Merle works the horses and the children join in the fun.  Arielle offers Natures Birth Right Doula Services which provides doula assistance, childbirth education, blessingway ceremonies, and women's services.  Workshops on many home, herbal, agricultural and simple living topics round out their offerings.


  • For this unique learning experience, a $22 general public, $40 couple/family of two, $10 student donation is requested for material costs, to cover overhead expenses and to benefit Local Living Venture non-profit workshop creation.
  • Donations can be made by cash or check to "Local Living Venture" and will be collected on site during registration. Reduced Rate / Scholarships are available upon request.
  • Please note that our generous Presenters are volunteers donating their time to support the Local Living Venture, and this is a major means of support for our community organization.
Class size is limited so attendees need to RSVP please.
Contact or (315) 347-4223
We need the Workshop Name, your name(s), phone numbers, and number in party. Partial scholarships are available upon request.

Co-sponsoring the event is the Potsdam Food Co-op at 24 Elm St., Potsdam, NY. They strive to provide a pleasant shopping experience, with an emphasis on education and sharing information with the community.
The Co-op ( carries local, natural and healthful foods and is open to the public (no membership required) from 8 a.m to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

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Sharing Knowledge from the Past  ~  Building Skills for the Future

Coordinating near-weekly Resourceful Living Skills Workshops, community events and information exchanges - sharing traditional rural and simple living skills for a healthy and capable community.
We collaborate in presenting these life-long learning events with generous community members who have skills and knowledge to share.

The Local Living Venture is coordinated entirely by volunteers.
With a small staff, and your support, we make big things happen!

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 Local Living Venture
315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617
A 501(c)(3) non-profit, made possible with support from North Country Savings Bank
Website made possible by the Northern New York Community Foundation

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October 21st, 2017 12:00 PM   through   4:00 PM
Macomb, NY 13642
United States

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Phone: 315-347-4223
Mobile: 315-261-1926

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