The Festival is gaining steam! Join us in making it happen! This meeting's focus will be Zero Waste!

Local Living Festival

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!


CANTON, NY -- The public is invited to participate in the making of the fourth ever 'Local Living Festival ~ A Celebration of Resourceful Living' by attending the various outreach gatherings of the season, to be held on Wednesdays, August 5, Aug. 26, Sept. 9 and Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at varied venues. 
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn of Festival plans, see how they can participate, and brief presentations will be shared on  Festival theme topics such as Wellness, including safe and healthy wood heating issuesn and Lost Arts & Forgotten Skills.
Other Theme Pavilions include
  Forestry &     Woodlot    Healthy 
 (wood heat)
 Green Building

   Small & Local Business
           * Buy Local

   & Young at Heart
    activities all day
               Small-scale Energy
  & Farming
  Hunting &
  * Milk
  * Meat
  * Fiber
     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
    Dwellers Concerns
   College & Dorm     Dwellers Concerns   YOU!   Presenters, Demonstrators, 
            Exhibitors, Speakers Sought!

There will be non-stop children's activities all day.
Additional workshop presenters, skills demonstrators, exhibitors and Community Partners are sought to help make this an extraordinary community event.  Community Partners are businesses and organizations who help to coordinate a Theme area, such as Nature's Storehouse and North Country 350 Alliance.

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.

September 9th, 2015 6:30 PM   through   8:00 PM
7 West Main
Canton, NY 13617
United States

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