Local Living Festival in Canton Sept. 25 and 26 still needs volunteers
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 11:47 am

CANTON -- The Local Living Festival Sept. 25 and 26 at Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County’s Learning Farm 2.3 miles south of Canton on Route 68 is asking for volunteers to help with all aspects of the event.

They say the festival is run entirely by volunteers, and that they need volunteers before the event and during the Local Living Festival. They can use help before the festival, hanging posters, for instance, right through to cleanup afterwards.

There will be workshops on everything from alternative energy, green building, gardening, appropriate technology, and small-scale agriculture to a sustainable art contest, a satellite of the Potsdam Farmer’s Market, and so much more. We will have pre-registered “hands-on” longer workshops and homestead tours on Sunday. There will also be dozens of exhibitors at the fair.

Nationally known authors Shannon Hayes, author of "Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from Consumer Culture", and Alex Lee, Director of the "Right to Dry" Clothesline Project, will be featured speakers at the Festival this year, as well as our own Jim Jucszak on "Demystifying Green Practices".

If you can help with the festival, you are asked to contact Melinda at lindy38348@aol.com.

More info on the festivalk, part of Seedcorn's Sustainable Living Project, is at www.SustainableLivingProject/local-living-festival.