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


EDITION:  MAY 29, 2017 

Mindful Meditation * Dairy Princess Parade * Canoe!! * Edible Landscaping

Hello Friends!

Please scroll down for our final week of Spring Resourceful Living Skills events!
Note that our workshop schedule is curtailed in the Summer months and fully resumes in the Autumn.

This week we feature:

Mindful Meditation for Beginners
Thursday, June 1  *  6 to 8 pm, Potsdam Town Hall

  Mindfulness reduces stress and facilitates insight, understanding, compassion, and joy.
  Mindfulness meditation helps us develop our ability to be fully in the present moment.
  Joya teaches mindfulness meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

  Everyone is welcome!
 Give yourself the gift of time and peace; no experience necessary.
  Sitting in a circle, we will talk about mindfulness and meditation, and practice mindful eating, breathing meditation, and walking.
  There will be lots of time for questions.

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ee details at link in workshop title above - reservations appreciated!

Bees & Bee Keeping Monthly Discussion Group
Wednesday, May 31  *  7 to 9 pm, Canton
A place to learn and to share the art and skill of keeping bees!
Please s
ee details at link in the title above.


Dairy Princess Parade & LLV Contingent!

INVITATION:  Join in the fun and walk the parade with us, sharing what we do with folks!
Please reply here to sign up for the "rural skill" you'd like to represent in the parade!  (We'll send you a list of available signboards, or you can make your own!)
Saturday, June 3  *  Village Green, Canton NY


We are building an Ultra Light Canoe!
  This beautiful ultra light one person canoe is nearly completed - check out this link (or our Facebook Page) for more great pics from our ongoing Ultra Light Canoe Build workshop!  MANY thanks to our instructor Will Sommerfield of Paddler's Workshop and to Everett Boat Works for the use of their space!

  Find Raffle tickets here!
  As a major means off support for our community-based, volunteer-run educational non-profit, we are offering a raffle for this vessel!  Only 1250 tickets available (if you buy 10 you get 3 free - a more than 1 in 100 chance of winning!)


An Edible Forest Garden: A Guided "Magical Mystery Tour"
Join us as organic farmer Dani Baker describes the process of planning and planting over 300 cultivars of edible fruits, nuts, berries, and other edibles, both native and uncommon. Your yard can be landscaped for beauty and edibility too!
Saturday, June 24  *  2 to 5 pm * Wellesley Island


Timber Framing Basics

Look for this special event in early Summer, presented with master builder Bryan Lee.
Details forthcoming!  Limited spots, indicate interest soon by return email to receive notification of date and location.

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Send email to or call (315) 347-4223 to reserve a spot.
Please note the workshop name,  number in party, contact phone number(s) and email address when reserving.
Email confirmation with location, directions, and FAQ will be sent to all registrants within 24-48 hours.

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

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


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   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

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!

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, made possible with support from North Country Savings Bank
Website made possible by the Northern New York Community Foundation

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