Local Living Festival
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GATHERING
Wednesday, September 9
6:30 to 8 pm
Deep Root Center, 7 West Main, 2nd Flr., near Riverside, Canton, NY
All are welcome!
Please try to attend this important Festival planning event - and tell all of your friends - this one has a focus on Zero Waste in collaboration with our Community Partners North Country 350 Alliance. We will be making signs for the Zero Waste stations. There will be plenty of Festival organizing to talk about and do!
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See the article below for more infomation about the Festival and feel free to contact the Festival Partners at LocalLivingFestival@gmail.com with any questions - we hope to see you there! Also, keep an eye on the Festival webpage as the event grows - www.locallivingventure.org/content/local-living-festival!
NOTE: Volunteers are needed to coordinate (and/or solicit donations for?) light refreshments at these public events, to be held every 2-3 weeks until the Festival - please call 315-347-4223 (press # to leave a message if no answer) or write us at LocalLivingFestival@gmail.com if you can help. You can do it one time only or be our go-to person for all of them; we'd be grateful!
FESTIVAL GAINS STEAM!
OUTREACH GATHERING & FESTIVAL INFORMATION
|Forestry & Woodlot|| Healthy
Small & Local Business
& Young at Heart
activities all day
| Hunting &
|Community Arts||Teens & Young in Spirit!
activities all day
| Dirty Work
(i.e., bio-diesel, tractor repair, bike maintenance, etc.)
|Transportation|| Health &
| Lost Arts
& Forgotten Skills
|Women's Skills Building|| Townfolk - Home & Apartment
|College & Dorm Dwellers Concerns|| YOU! Presenters, Demonstrators,
Exhibitors, Speakers Sought!
There will be non-stop children's activities all day.
The Local Living Festival is a grassroots community celebration of local rural life skills. It focuses on self-reliance through appropriate technology, energy independence, small-scale local agriculture, sustainable forestry and wood heating and more, for a vibrant local community.
The Local Living Festival is organized by the coalition of the Local Living Venture and the Sustainability Committees of United Helpers and the Village of Canton and will be held in a new location, in the heart of downtown Canton on the Village Green, with workshops sprinkled through the surrounding churches, library and Historical Society facilities.
Saturday, September 26th will feature skill-sharing demonstrations, numerous workshops, speakers, exhibits and vendors, children's activities, local traditional craft demo's, art, music, dancing, and good local food. Over twenty workshops have been scheduled to date, and many more are in the works.
The following week, on Saturday October 3rd, there will be a guided tour of several wonderful 'green' homesteads, in locations from Adams, NY to Winthrop, NY.
Through this educational and fun experience, Festival attendees will learn about low-impact methods and practical low-cost solutions they can incorporate into their own lives. Festival presenters, demonstrators and exhibitors will share skills and local knowledge in order to boost our overall capability as a community - with ways to live more simple, less expensive and more environmentally friendly lives.
All are welcome to attend the Local Living Festival Outreach Gatherings on August 5, 26, Sept. 9 and 23. For more information, call the Festival hotline at (315) 347-4223 or check the website at www.LocalLivingVenture.org
The Local Living Festival 2015 is coordinated by the Local Living Venture, United Helpers and the Village of Canton.
Canton, NY 13617