Hello Friends!
Approximately twice a month we send out newsletter to our extensive mailing list in the St. Lawrence River Valley and Adirondack region.

To sign up, please see the   Newsletter Sign Up   tab, above right, or email us at
We will never share your information with anyone for any purpose without your express consent, of course!

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.
You may also wish to click this link to view our Full Events Schedule.


Beer Brewing * FruitTree Orders * Meditation * Homestead for Sale * Volunteer Appreciation!
Please note we will be on break from our workshop schedule until resumption in mid-January.
Check back here or sign up for email notification, as per above!

Hello Friends,
Join us for the last of our events for the season - and we'll be back with a great schedule in mid-January.
Have a happy and stress-moderated season of celebration!

Add A Smile for the Local Living Venture!
If you use Amazon for some of your purchases, you can benefit the Local Living Venture every time you shop, at no cost to you!  Please help us to continue operations in this way.  See the link above for details, or you can also donate directly to us here.



Fruit School Ordering Co-op 
Reply here for details on our first group order from Schlabach Nursery
in Medina, NY, with our friends at Sweetcore Farm
Apple, peach, plum, cherry, blueberry, grape, strawberry, more.
No online catalog, so order one at 866-600-5203 right away! :-)
Order deadline Noon on December 16!
Mindful Meditation for Beginners
Saturday, December 10  *  11 am to 1 pm

Potsdam Community Room above the Police Station

Please RSVP if possible, see link above for details.

Beer Brewing 101: Let’s Get Started
Saturday, December 10 * 3 to 5 pm
Potsdam Town Hall Community Kitchen
18 Elm St., Potsdam
Co-op ordering
See link above for details.

Volunteer Appreciation Seasonal Gathering
Thursday, December 15 * 5 to 8 pm
The Club, Canton, NY  *  RSVP appreciated

Homestead Marketplace * Off Grid Homestead For Sale
A beautiful place near Copenhagen, NY, many attributes!

To sign up for a workshop
Send your name, # in party, phone number(s) and the name of the event.
Please be in touch at or (315) 347 4223.
We are creating our Winter & Spring workshop schedule, do you have skills or knowledge you can share with your neighbors? Please be in touch if so - without you, we cannot offer these many neighbor to neighbor skill-sharing sessions.
Please consider if you have a favorite hobby or skill to share!  You don't have to be an "expert," just love and be immersed in your project, with a willingness to share!

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Yours Truly,

Chelle, Rajiv, Jackie, Bob, Alicia, Laurel, Angie & Krystal
for the Local Living Venture team

     T h e   L o c a l   L i v i n g  V e n t u r e
Sharing Knowledge from the Past  ~  Building Skills for the Future

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

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


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