Throughout The Day
Spinning Demonstration, Charlotte Crittenden @ Yarn Circle Booth
Stop by Yarn Circle’s booth to see a demonstration of hand carding and spinning.  Yarn Circle has all sorts of fibers, yarns, tools and dyes available, and plenty of ideas and advice!  We are located in Murphy, NC and have been teaching, supplying and inspiring knitters, crocheters, spinners, felters and weavers for over 8 years now.  On-site classes are taught by fiber enthusiasts from all over the world.  Come visit us!  yarncircle@frontier.com

Artisan Bread-Making in a Wood Fired Oven @ Yarn Circle Booth
This class will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to make artisan bread. We will discuss the science of bread, ingredients, tools, technique, shaping, proofing, and baking. livingwebfarms.org

Traditional Archery, Joe and Linda Brittain @ Yarn Circle Booth
Stop by the archery field for informal shooting all day and attend the formal session at 1 p.m.All equipment supplied.  No previous experience is necessary.  Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. lfbrittain@hotmail.com

Nellie Bee Farms @ Yarn Circle Booth
offers pure local honey, beeswax products, topbar beehives and nucs. We specialize in helping new beekeepers set up their new hives.  We also have Shiitake mushrooms and farm fresh organic eggs. The farm is the home of WNC Renewable Energy Product which sells Eco-Firelogs made from recycled clean, pure hardwood shavings from hardwood floor and furniture manufacturing.

At One Healing Arts @ Yarn Circle Booth
Nicole Gamblin will be offering hands on healing with Reiki, when she is not teaching her class.  Check out her offering at 1 p.m.    facebook.com/pages/At-One-Healing-Arts

Sustainable Aeroponic Vertical Gardening, Shannon Ledford @ Tower Garden Booth
Grow food year-round in a vertical system that uses 1/10th the water of a traditional garden and grows produce faster.  Stop by the booth for a demonstration.  sledford.towergarden.com

Apple Cider Press, Sponsored by the Harvest Time Food Co-op @ Tower Garden Booth
Stop by to help us crank the press and enjoy a cup of fresh-pressed cider. ncfoodcoop.com

Farm Animals @ Barn Yard
Check out the barnyard and visit with chicken, sheep, draft horses and piglets!!

11 am
Alternative Bee Hives, Roger Bass @ Bee Sanctuary Booth
We have all seen those white, square bee hives all over the place.  Is that the only way to keep bees? What would the bees prefer? Learn about the Warre Hive, Golden Mean Horizontal Hive and the Sun Hive.  bee-sanctuary.org

Primitive Cooking, Jeff Gottlieb @ Classroom Tent A
We will produce delicious traditional foods using utensils of stone, wood, shell etc, or no utensils at all. Learn to boil, roast, fry, grill and saute foods using clever ancient techniques. Come for the whole workshop, and stay for the tasting! argskids@optonline.net

Ram Pumps, Gerald Kuester @ Classroom Tent B
Ram pumps do not use electricity to pump water uphill. I built and successfully tested a ram pump at Earthaven. The materials were locally available and cost about $100. We will discuss how to build a ram pump, where it would be best used, and the technical difficulties that I faced in order to get it to work. gkuester@aol.com

Tiny Homes @ Classroom Tent C
Laura M. LaVoie lives in her own off-grid tiny house near Asheville and will be on hand to discuss what it is like to live in a tiny house and answer your questions about the experience.  lmlavoie.com

Green Burials, Michele Skeele @ Classroom Tent D
Sustainability is about achieving the needs of the present generation without diminishing the prospects of future generations, an aspect not usually considered when we die. Learn about the process of burying a loved one with the Earth in mind.  The workshop will include NC state statutes, burial choices, home funerals, and earth-based services that are offered regionally.  spiritsongflute.com

Be Saucy, Patryk Battle and Meredith Leigh @ Outdoor Kitchen
Learn the basics of sauces, dressings, and condiments to expand your culinary repertoire. We’ll discuss the mother sauces, sauce science, and provide recipes and demos for condiments, roux, aioli, dressings, and more.  livingwebfarms.org

Realizing The Essence of Yoga, The Essence of Life, The Essence of You @ Cafe Lawn
An Essence Healing workshop with Gogo Swami Ganganath.  This workshop seeks to deepen our experience of the sacred stillness within our physical, mental and spiritual being and within All. It will include the modalities of yoga, meditation, relaxing breath techniques, energy work and more. essenceway@me.com

Earth Changes, Jim Smith @ The Oak Tree
Our environment is changing…rapidly. This Meet at the Oawalk will explore the local landscape and observe how things are changing, and some of the ‘whys’. Trees are dying and new plants are moving in. This shift of plants and plant populations may feel “invasive”, but are they really just taking advantage of the changes, being opportunistic. Are they healers, medicine for diseases/illnesses, helping clean the air and water? How do we adjust to the shift….and what are options to address the causes?  earthandspiritdesign.com

Classical Feng Shui: Alchemy for Life Balance, Anne Hansley @ Feng Shui Classic Booth
This session explains the basics of classical Feng Shui including the five elements that make up our world. Discover how the Flying Star Analysis and Pillars of Destiny identify energy patterns based upon timing and direction to develop recommendations for increased harmony and prosperity in life.  annehansley@me.com  (828) 458-5301

Cleanup & Re-Use of Contaminated & Old Fuels, Tom Healy @ Green Gold Filters Booth
Contaminated and old fuels are everywhere: garages, shops, sheds, barns, junkyards, basements, buried fuel tanks, and other places contain countless gallons of diesel fuel, gasoline, heating oils and more. You can also find waste motor, transmission, hydraulic, transformer and cooking oils.  What can you do with it?  Come find out! greengoldfilters.com

Season extension, Mike Weeks In the Garden
Mike will demonstrate in construction of a low tunnel andl discuss methods for season extension including wind blocks, mulching, planting strategies, low tunnels, and hoop houses. There will have an open ended discussion about different ways to heat the greenhouse without electricity. fifthseasongardening.com

Bringing It Home @ Cafe Cinema
Industrial hemp is a non-psychoactive plant, grown in 31 other countries that makes 1,000′s of sustainable products and offers solutions for global warming, nutrition, poverty and deforestation. Hemp with lime is a non-toxic, energy efficient, mildew, fire and pest resistant building material. Here in the U.S., hemp could be a money-making crop for farmers and create jobs. Why can’t we grow it here? BRINGING IT HOME tells the story of hemp: past, present and future and a global industry that includes textiles, building materials, food products, bio-plastics, auto parts and more.  bringingithomemovie.com

1 pm
Tool Care and Sharpening, Jeff Gottlieb @ Classroom Tent A
Bring a hand tool such as a knife, axe, machete, scissors or garden pruners and learn to use the standard tools for sharpening. Learn how to adjust, store and condition tools for long life.  argskids@optonline.net

Clothing Repair, Alterations and UP cycles, Kayren McKnight @ Classroom Tent B
Learn how to make creative repairs, alterations and up cycles to your favorite clothes, hand-me-downs and thrift store finds – Saving money and keeping clothing out of landfills.  We will have some thrift store items to try out ideas on. pkrmck@bellsouth.net

Woody Plant Propagation, Geoffrey Steen @ Classroom Tent C
The how to and why of grafting and seeding edible trees and shrubs. How you can plant your land on a budget by planting a home nursery. ravenridgefarm@gmail.com

Winter Vegetable Recipe Roulette, Meredith Leigh and Patryk Battle @ Outdoor Kitchen
Getting tired of buttered mashed orange stuff? Or plain old roasted veggies? We’ll get all the chefs in your face in this class, trading ideas for your favorite (and a few less common) winter vegetables. Recipes and samples provided.  livingwebfarms.org

Traditional Archery, Joe and Linda Brittain @ Archery Field
This will be an informal drop in session where the basics of shooting traditional archery equipment will be taught.  We will cover the parts of the recurve bow and arrows as well as safety on the range.  Correct shooting technique will be emphasized.  All equipment supplied.  No previous experience is necessary.  Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. lfbrittain@hotmail.com

Life Lessons from the Soil, Susan Ruby Warren @ Classroom Tent D
When I studied microorganisms in depth, I fell in love with them. They become my HEROINES.  They taught me deep lessons about myself, about the world.  Nature is always teaching.  We don’t always learn.  Today we will explore “teachings” from the “Mother” and begin to re-imagine our designed place within Her WEB of wisdom, interconnection, generosity and luminosity. swarren28806@gmail.com  (828) 232-4394

Green Burials, Michele Skeele @ Classroom Tent E
Sustainability is about achieving the needs of the present generation without diminishing the prospects of future generations, an aspect not usually considered when we die. Learn about the process of burying a loved one with the Earth in mind.  The workshop will include NC state statutes, burial choices, home funerals, and earth-based services that are offered regionally.  spiritsongflute.com

Prayer for the Earth At One Healing Arts Booth
Ever notice that Earth and Heart are spelled with the same letters? This workshop explores an experience of offering prayers to the Earth with a sincere Heart as we recognize and honor the Oneness of Creation. Come create an offering of gratitude and reciprocity.  Nicole Gamblin is an ordained minister withe the Light and Energy workers association.  She offers a personal experience of deep connection to the Self as she expresses her Heart in her practice of devotion. www.facebook.com/pages/At-One-Healing-Arts

The Value Proposition & Uses of Re-Refined Waste Oils, Fuels & Solvents, Tom Healy @ Green Gold Filters Booth
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Herbal Teas for Health, Wendy Lippman @ Classroom Tent F
Plants are little powerhouses of chemical constituents derived from sunlight. What a miracle that these living beings can take energy from the sun and converts it to live and reproduce!  We will talk about herbs that relax and calm you, help your digestion, cleanse your blood, help your liver function at its peak capacity and harmonize your nerves.  wendylippman@bellsouth.netThe Sanctity of Sanctuary: Paul Strauss and the Equinox Farm @ Cafe Cinema
is an Appalachian love affair between a man, his farm, and his desire to make the world a better place. This film ignites the green spark within us to live sustainably and to appreciate, cherish and protect our world and asks, in an honest way, for viewers to rethink their own energy use practices and become part of the energy solution instead of part of the problem. sanctityofsanctuary.com

3 pm
Nature’s Pharmacy, June Ellen Bradley @ Classroom Tent A
Discover the power of traditional medicines growing all around us.  Learn how to discern the energies of individual plants and see how to apply that knowledge to make remedies that complement the symptom presenting picture.  We will make a simple bush poultice.  Studiobug7@gmail.com

Primitive Cooking, Jeff Gottlieb @ Classroom Tent B
We will produce delicious traditional foods using utensils of stone, wood, shell etc, or no utensils at all. Learn to boil, roast, fry, grill and saute foods using clever ancient techniques. Come for the whole workshop, and stay for the tasting!  argskids@optonline.net

Plant Walk!  Marc Williams @ The Oak Tree
Plant family patterns can greatly aid in demystifying the “green wall” of species around us. We will engage in a walk and talk at the True Nature fair grounds where we will delve into the major plant families and their potential ecological and ethnobotanical applications. botanyeveryday.com

Join Pete Mallett, Clifford Cox  (Find the draft horses) and their equine friends for a demonstration of low impact horse logging.  Chainsaw safety, equipment, harness, skidding technique and more will be covered in this informative presentation.  See for yourself why modern horse logging is the ultimate tool for sustainable forest management!  828.329.4027

Charcuterie, Meredith Leigh @ Outdoor Kitchen
Preservation of meat is a great avenue toward thriftier and more delicious use of the whole animal. Learn the history and principles of curing, salting, and smoking, the myriad options for exploration, and take home recipes and ideas to get you started.  livingwebfarms.org

Bee Meditation, Roger Bass and Meg Reim @ Bee Sanctuary
Please join us in a group meditation with 2 hives.  Discuss methods of tapping into the consciousness of the hive. bee-sanctuary.org

The Use of Waste Oils as Fuels & Fuel Additives, Tom Healy @ Green Gold Filters Booth
The idea of running your vehicle or equipment on free fuel has great appeal, but one must wonder if the adage: “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is!” applies. The answer is both “Yes” and “No”. Come find out why. greengoldfilters.com

Worm Composting, Mark Langsner @ MAYTime Composting Booth
Worm composting is an easy way to turn your kitchen scraps and other compostables into a wonderful soil supplement. Learn how to set up and care for a home worm bin – and about the magic that can happen in your garden as a result. maytimecomposting.com

When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much? Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption (@ Cafe Cinema) takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction. This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future. disruption.com