2016 Garlic and Arts Festival

janice-signboard-2012-gaf-croppedEvery year North Quabbin Energy gathers together presenters on various topics related to Renewable Energy and Local Living. This year the festival will take place on Sept. 24th & 25th at Forster’s Farm, Chestnut Hill Rd, Orange MA. Here is the line-up for 2016 (or click here for a one-page printable PDF):

SATURDAY, Sept 24th

  •  11:45 – Preparing & Using the Chaga Mushroom (Brandon Curtin, Fungi Ally)Read more
  • 12:00 – Beekeeping – Sharing your property with Pollinators (Angela Roell, Yard Birds Farm) Read more
  • 12:15 – Upcycling Your Unrecyclable Plastic Bags (Lou Leelyn, Lou’s Upcycles) Read more
  • 12:45 – Soil Test Basics for Organic Gardening (Travis Knechtel) Read more
  • 1:00 – Tiny Houses – Fair and 190 Square (feet!) (Sarah Hastings, rhizhome.com) Read more
  • 1:15 – Adding an Electric Drive to your Bike (Peter Talmage) Read more
  • 1:45 – Dehydrating your Garden Bounty (Aimee Hanson) Read more
  • 2:00 – Renewables Are Ready (Pat Hynes, Traprock Center for Peace & Justice) Read more
  • 2:15 – Hidden Talents of Household Tapes (Mike Dabrowski) Read more
  • 2:45 – Natural Prevention for the Common Cold (Sarah Shields) Read more
  • 3:00 – Solar PV: No up front cost and you own it! (Claire Chang, Solar Store of Greenfield  & Bob Michaud, Orange Energy Committee) Read more
  • 3:15 – Using Local Resources for Glazing and Firing Pottery (Lydia Grey) Read more

SUNDAY, Sept. 25th

  • 11:45 – Urine Diverting Privies and UD Composting Toilet Systems (Catherine Bryars) Read more
  • 12:00 – For the Love of Heirloom Cucurbits (Daniel Botkin, Laughing Dog Farm) Read more
  • 12:15 – Compost for the Autumn Garden (Rick Innes, Clearview Composting)Read more
  • 12:45 – Three Ways to Green Your Electric Bill (Pat Larson, North Quabbin Energy) Read more
  • 1:00 – A Solar “Energy Island” Home from the 1790s – Case Study (Hughes Pack, Current resident and STEM Solar Lab project Curriculum Director) Read more
  • 1:15 – A Simple Way to Help the Pollinators (Tom Sullivan, Pollinators Welcome) Read more
  • 1:45 – Low Voltage DIY solar projects for your backyard buildings (Stefan Maier) Read more
  • 2:00 – Regenerative Agriculture in the Quabbin region & Greater Northeast (Tyson Neukirch, The Farm School) Read more
  • 2:15 – What to Know Before you Vote on the Animal Welfare Ballot Question (Cathy Stanton) Read more
  • 2:45 – Low-Tech Window Insulation Panels (Janice Kurkoski) Read more
  • 3:00 – The Nolumbeka Project – Preserving New England’s Tribal Heritage (Joe Graveline, The Nolumbeka Project) Read more
  • 3:15 – Extend your Garden Season (Deb Habib) Read more