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Thank you for your interest in our work!  The Local Living Venture presents workshops and events in partnership with local people, who have expertise to share, as part of their mission to contribute to a healthy and more capable citizenry in the North Country region. 
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 Full Events Schedule.

Please note that we take somewhat of a Summer hiatus from workshops, focusing more on outreach booths at local festivals.

EDITION:  September 22, 2019

Pollinator Jamboree! * Green Home Tour * Hemp Harvest * Bees * More!

Hello Friends!

Join us for events this week and this season with the Local Living Venture! 
Serious fun and delightful education.
Post-Cinema 10 "Honeyland" Film Reception  
Discuss the film that won the most awards at the Sundance film festival, help local pollinators, and enjoy the conviviality of a reception with honey-based beverages at the bar and free snacks!  Join us after the film viewing!  
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Film:  HoneylandMonday, September 237:15 pm, Cinema 10, Roxy Theater, Main St., Potsdam
Reception:  9 pm, Maxfields, 15 Market St., Potsdam

Bees & Bee Keeping * Monthly Discussion Group
Long-time beekeeper Sandy Von Allmen will share information she gleaned at the Apimondia conference in Montreal, considered a top international beekeeping event.  Followed by the usual open-format discussion - all are welcome to this casual chat-fest of managed beekeeping knowledge!  See link above for full details.
Wednesday, September 25  *  7 to 8:30 pm, 80 E. Main St., Canton

Honey Harvest Hoedown & Pollinator Jamboree!
Third annual fun and educational event!  A round-robin of demo's: honey harvesting, building wild pollinator habitat, how to plant a wildflower garden, free pollinator seeds, examine cool bugs under a microscope, honey-based food, bluegrass tunes, and optional tours of the pollinator garden, greenhouse and apiaries!  
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Free and open to the public, children's activities provided + free parking, guided by costumed attendants.  Join us!
Saturday, September 28  *  2:45 to 5 pm, optional tour 5 to 6 pm, WISER Greenhouses, Barrington Drive, SUNY Potsdam

Green Home Tour 
Join in for a 27-year tradition in the North Country!  A Home Tour for anyone interested in "simple" or "primitive" living, for living within the rhythms of nature.
 Attendance is limited to 20 and it fills up! Registration is necessary due to limited space, RSVP with phone number and number in party to, soon!
Tour:  Saturday, October 5  *  3 to 4 pm
Optional:  Rocket Mass Heater Demo *  4 to 5 pm 
Two off-grid homes, for rent and for sale; check it out!
Due to our hiatus on workshops, we have no income - but we still have expenses!  Please help out if you can, we can use it now more than any time in the past.  Thank you kindly for all of your past and future support!


Bulk Food Fiestas  (link is to a previous event)
Creating community around food!  The Bulk Food Fiesta is a group cooking - and eating - party.  Share and learn cooking skills, enjoy a meal together, then divvy up leftovers for meals at home later.  Fiesta skill-sharing sessions offered every other month or so - bring young folks, too!  Wonderful local farms and stores contribute the food, so they are free and open to the public.
Kitchen management helpers are sought to create this new round of events - contact us at if you can help!  (Please send a separate email rather than reply to this newsletter; thanks!)

Industrial Hemp Harvest Celebration & Tour
Join the Local Living Venture and regional partners in promoting industrial hemp as a new market for farms in the region - a day of activities sharing how to grow hemp for CBD and other uses.  An "open house" including a post-harvest field walk, displays on processing and research efforts, pizza from the brick dome pizza oven, and a hands-on hempcrete wall build.  Many great industrial hemp resources here too!
Saturday, November 16 * 10 am to 2 pm, Ellisburg NY 
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Please contribute to the LLV.
Community support is how we keep our programming going! 
Board members and Volunteers also sought; let's talk.

 for your interest in our work, and we hope you will join us at 
one of our fun and educational events! 

Chelle, Rajiv, Raamitha, Diane & Dan
for the Local Living Venture team

Serious Fun * Delightful Education
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Local Living Venture
315. 347. 4223    *     PO Box 736  Canton, NY 13617

A 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based educational organization

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