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Friday, September 21
 

9:00am

Bike Trailer Builder Forum
Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

9:00am

OK, You're Awake, Now What?
Ok, you, the "Dreamer", have been Awakened to the profound need to bring forth a Thriving, Just and Sustainable World. How do you do that? How does one "Get into Action"? What actions, inner and outer, simple and profound can you take, NOW! Let's create a loving and thriving future for us all.

Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

9:00am

What is Low Impact Forestry?
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

9:00am

Mad Science & Discovery Booth
Speakers
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Mad Science

Mad Science
Mad Science is on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun, interactive and educational programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around us.


Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm
Kids' Cosmos Kid's activity tent in the Children's Area

9:00am

Zombie Vegetable Ornaments
Artists
TH

Tree Heckler

Howling Threads Studio


Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm
Kids' Cosmos Kid's activity tent in the Children's Area

9:00am

Campfire Cooking & Primitive Skills for Kids

And Introduction to Kroka Expeditions methods in outdoor education: balancing freedom with responsibility, adventure with risk, community with independence. Participants will share philosophies and practical strategies for wilderness connection and nature education in the lives of children and families.


Speakers
KE

Kroka Expeditions

Kroka Expeditions


Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
The Woods The woods across from YEZ and behind the Children's Area

9:00am

9:00am

Fun Jobs Kids can Help with on the Farm!
Fun jobs for kids on the farm: grain grinding, bread making, cider making, and more.

Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Farm & Homestead Kids Tent

9:00am

Who Eats Whom: Exploring Relationships in Nature

Games and activities exploring relationships in nature such as predators and prey (in Camp Kroka).


Speakers
T4

Tanglewood 4H Camp & Learning Center

Tanglewood Camp
Jessica Decke | Tanglewood 4H Camp & Learning Center | 1 Tanglewood Rd | Lincolnville, ME 04849 | 207-789-5868 | | Teaching Maine youth and adults to be effective and caring citizens of the earth through affordable environmental education and nature-based experiences


Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
The Woods The woods across from YEZ and behind the Children's Area

9:00am

Dandy Bicycle Demos & MDOT 'Safe Bike Drive' Class
Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

9:00am

Compost & Recycling Paper Mâché Project

Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Compost & Recycling Past Maintenance Garage, to the South

9:00am

Compost & Recycling Tent Tours

Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Compost & Recycling Past Maintenance Garage, to the South

9:00am

Garden Tool Demonstations
Speakers
CH

Chris Hillier

Johnny's Selected Seeds


Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
North Orchard The garden plots and orchard located north of the Folk Arts, east of Energy and Shelter, and south of the Rose Gate Farmers' Market

9:00am

Fleece Sale
Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fleece Tent

9:00am

Spinning Demo
Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday Spinners In front of the Sheep Dog Demos arena, next to the Fleece Tent and across from the Pocket Park at the southern tip of the North Orchard

9:00am

Weaving - Garden Loom
Friday September 21, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Pocket Park

9:00am

9:00am

9:30am

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Friday September 21, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

9:30am

Soundings Life Breath
The art of breating, along with out conscious intention, is a fun way to attain our goals of radiant health, mental clarity, emotional peace and spiritual fulfillment. LifeBreath is a high level and extremely powerful, transformation self-help tool. This dynamic breathing style is an amazing way to reduce stress and re-energize your body. All you need to bring is a willingness to breathe change into your life! Transformation and a deep sense of "Self" is created through the process of deep breathing, affirmations, music, Sound healing, Reiki, Spiritual Healing, rocking and other intuitive techniques.

Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am
Whole Life Tent Along the trees and tucked in behind Health & Healing. Head south toward the Pine Gate past the Greenhouse.

9:30am

Oxen & Steer Demonstrations
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 9:30am - 11:30am
Large Livestock Demo Area

9:30am

Mowing with a Team
Speakers
SA

Steve Akeley

Back Forty Fjords


Friday September 21, 2012 9:30am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

9:45am

'Fire' with Mad Science
Speakers
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Mad Science

Mad Science
Mad Science is on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun, interactive and educational programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around us.


Friday September 21, 2012 9:45am - 10:15am
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

10:00am

Farmstead Tour
Speakers
AB

Angela & Ben Mackie

Mackie Family Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Farmhouse Resident Farmers' Farmstead between South Food Area and the Maintenance Garagae

10:00am

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

10:00am

Harnessing a Horse
Harnessing Demo

Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Barn 1 Livestock Area

10:00am

MEIPL's Cool Congregations Program
MEIPL’s Cool Congregations Program provides technical support to help congregations make their buildings more energy efficient and educational resource material to leaders develop energy efficiency awareness workshops, weatherization work days, and other environmental stewardship programs.

Speakers
LO

Laurie Osher

Maine Interfaith Power And Light


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 10:50am
Railcar Speakers Tent Behind Environmental Concerns and YEZ, next to the shingled building (Sprinkler Water Tank Building)

10:00am

4H Food Corp Presentations
Learn from 4H Food Corp members as they do their presentations.

Speakers
UO

University of Maine Cooperative Extension / 4H

University of Maine Cooperative Extension


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

10:00am

Overwintering Bees & Spring Management
One of the most challenging aspects of keeping bees in the Northeast is successfully overwintering hives so they are alive in the spring. Ross will discuss the primary issues that need to be addressed to help bees survive the winter and how to steward colonies through this critical time period.

Speakers
RC

Ross Conrad

Dancing Bee Gardens


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

10:00am

Bike Parade! Celebrate Wheeled Mobility - Bell Suggested
Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

10:00am

Agricultural/Forestry Projects at MeANS
A discussion of the agricultural and forestry projects completed at the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences during the first year (2011/2012), and where we intend to go with these projects in year two (2012/2013).

Speakers
EP

Emanuel Pariser

Maine Acad. Natl. Sciences


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

10:00am

Industrial Wind in Rural Maine: Issues & Answers
An open discussion of the issues raised when industrial scale wind development is proposed for Maine's most undeveloped lands. What are the benefits? What are the impacts? What are the rights of those who must live with the developments? Audience participation is encouraged.

Speakers
AM

Alan Michka

Friends of the Highland Mountains


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

10:00am

The Holistic Orchard: Growing Healthy Fruit
Our primary role as orchardists is to build system health. Embracing forest edge ecology is critical when it comes to getting a leg up on fruit tree diseases and addressing pest challenges. Equally telling is the nutrient density—and flavor!—of the apples we then harvest for our families and communities. Come learn about fungal allies, root relationships, and the biodiversity that makes good fruit possible. Holistic orcharding involves a wide breadth of knowledge and timeliness, yet one fact stands clear—we can have beautiful apples, peaches and the like, all grown without chemical intervention. This whirlwind tour touches on a broad range of alternative approaches to meet the challenges at any site.

Speakers
MP

Michael Phillips

Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts

10:00am

Mowing Techniques for European Scythes
Techniques for mowing with a European Scythe

Speakers
RS

Richard Scott

Scythe Supply


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Meet at Booth Look up the Vendors' booth location.

10:00am

Q&A: Organic Crops - Drop by & Ask our Expert
Speakers
ES

Eric Sideman

MOFGA Organic Crop Specialist


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

10:00am

Ten Ways to Keep Gardens Healthy & Pest-Free
Learn basic and more advanced least-risk methods for preventing and addressing common plant diseases, weeds and insect pests of home vegetable and flower gardens.

Speakers
KM

Kathy Murray

Maine Dept. Ag.


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

10:00am

Wet & Dry Seed Saving
We will be giving a hands-on demonstration at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM each day of the fair highlighting wet and dry seed processing for small-scale organic farmers. Please bring seed to be cleaned by expert seed cleaners from the USDA - ARS, Plant Genetic Resources Unit in Geneva, NY.

Speakers
NO

Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative

Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative
William Garman | Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative | 630 W North St | Geneva, NY 14456-0462 | 315-719-8129 | | seed cleaning, seed saving, seed preservation


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Agricultural Demonstrations

10:00am

What Forests & Prairies Can Teach Us
Speakers
WB

Will Bonsall

Scatterseed Project


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

10:00am

Contemporary Felt Work: Building a Business in Maine
Speakers
JC

Jodi Clayton

One Lupine Fiber Arts


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Fleece Speakers Tent

10:00am

Building Woods Roads & Trails
Speakers
KK

Keith Kanoti

Maine Forest Service


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

10:00am

Directional Tree Felling Techniques w/ Chainsaw
Proper use of chainsaw and appropriate tools to aim and drop a tree where YOU want it to go.

Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

10:00am

Reflexology
The benefits of Reflexology for health and wellbeing through improving circulation and encouraging the body to relax.

Speakers
SF

Sarah Filiter

Maine Council of Reflexologists


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

10:00am

Make Your Own Lip Balm - $5 materials fee <>

Go home with your own tin of lip balm using botanicals and ingredients from the Native Way gardens in Otisfield. Learn about the indigenous herbs most healing for your skin.


Speakers
PG

Pat Griffin

Great Things Inc.


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Herb Tent Along the paved road, across from the Fleece Tent and behind the Blacksmith Shop in Folk Arts

10:00am

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Sheep Dog Demo

10:00am

Buying a Draft Horse & Harnessing a Team
Speakers
BJ

Bradbury Johnson

ALL Together Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Round Pen

10:00am

Goat Hoof Trimming
Speakers
PP

Pogo Pogorelc

Friends' Folly Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Barn 3 Livestock Area

10:00am

Horse Hoist & Other Homestead Knots
Knowing what knot to use, and when, can make a critical difference.

Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

10:00am

Raising Heritage Breed Pigs
The pros and cons of raising heritage pigs.

Speakers
MT

Mary Thompson

Bean's Corner Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Pig Pen Located on the edge of the Field Plots south of Agricultural Demonstrations, across from the South Orchard

10:00am

Cinnamon Rolls Over Campfire
Speakers
LJ

Lisa & Jeffrey DeHart

Bear & Otter Guides


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

10:00am

Kids Cooking Organic
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Country Kitchen Demos Next to the Exhibition Hall on the North side of the Building

10:00am

Learn to Play the Spoons
Speakers
MB

Mark Brandhorst

Mark Brandhorst
Mark Brandhorst | Mark Brandhorst | 213 Halls Pond Rd | S Paris, ME 04281 | | |


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

10:00am

Practical Tips for Accessible Living
Ageing in Place specialist will discuss how Universal Design works for all ages, lifestyles and abilities and how barrier free living enhances quality of life.

Speakers
AR

Ashley Richards

Aging in Place Specialist


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

10:00am

Ash Tree Pounding Demonstration
Tradional way of handing native brown ash for basket making

Speakers
GJ

Gerald Jacobs

Quoddy Baskets
Gerald Jacobs | Gerald Jacobs | 144 Bonne Terre Rd | Waldo, ME 04915 | 207-342-3295 | | ash, sweetgrass basketry


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Maine Indian Basketmakers Maine INdian Basketmakers Alliance Tent, right on the Common at the front of Folk Arts

10:00am

Bow-Making Demo
Speakers
avatar for Maine Primitive Skills School

Maine Primitive Skills School

Adult Programs Director, Maine Primitive Skills School
Sharing ancestral skills to foster deep nature connections, independence, and resilient community. | | Maine Primitive Skills School 716 Church Hill RdAugusta, ME 04090207-623-7298


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Folk Arts Tent 1

10:00am

Make Wooden Spatula, Class: $10
Speakers
CA

Christopher & Ashirah Knapp

Koviashuvik Local Living School


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Folk Arts Tent 1

10:00am

Working Animals in the Woods
Speakers
JP

John Plowden

Plowden Horse Logging


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

10:00am

Lawn Games for Life
Lawn Games for Life! Based on the book, Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games by Maine authors Paul Tukey and Victoria Rowell, this ongoing interactive exhibit welcomes you, your friends and family to play old-fashioned games on the grass! Paul Tukey will be on hand for book signings.

Speakers
PT

Paul Tukey

SafeLawns.org


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 4:00pm
Lawn Games On the lawn in the middle of the Social and Political Action area between the South Food area and the Exhibition Hall

10:00am

Vegetable, Flower & Fruit Judging
Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Exhibition Hall The large building on the East side of the Common

10:00am

Horse Drawn Rides
Speakers
WT

William Thayer

Darthia Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Large Livestock Demo Area

10:00am

Loosening up Neck & Poll Tension in Horses
Horses tend to hold much of their tension in the neck and poll. I will demonstrate user friendly techniques to relax equine neck and poll tension, as well as general massage techniques.

Speakers
LD

Lee Dassler

Northorse Equine Massage


Friday September 21, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

10:15am

10:30am

'Ice' with Mad Science
Speakers
avatar for Mad Science

Mad Science

Mad Science
Mad Science is on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun, interactive and educational programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around us.


Friday September 21, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

10:30am

10:30am

Traditional Reiki & Intuitive Reiki Demonstration
Speakers
EH

Ellen Hodgdon

Untucked Treasures


Friday September 21, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Reiki Tent Tucked in behind the Whole Life tent, along the trees behind Health & Healing

10:30am

Traditional Reiki & Intuitive Reiki Demonstration
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Reiki Tent Tucked in behind the Whole Life tent, along the trees behind Health & Healing

10:30am

Jonboy Nemo Band

Folk & Roll


Artists
avatar for Jonboy Nemo Band

Jonboy Nemo Band

Jonboy Nemo comes from a small town in rural Maine and plays his own brand of "Folk 'n Roll," combining high-energy classics with candid originals. His songwriting draws on healthy amounts of humour and cynicism, nostalgias both whimsical and brooding, and an assortment of neuroses. He has performed solo on the guitar and mandolin from the age of sixteen, with his band the nectaroons, and in various collaborative efforts with the likes of... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2012 10:30am - 11:15am
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

10:30am

Transformational Healing through Polarity Therapy
The presentation will cover the primary principles behind Polarity Therapy, its origins and applications in preventative and alternative health care, focusing on Polarity's main assertion that the ability to live in balance and access our highest potential on all levels lives already, in full, within us. We will discuss Dr. Stone's vision of a "Wireless Autonomy" and how, by facilitating a conscious connection to this core aspect of our beings, Polarity Therapy turns the table on contemporary models of healing, and places the power to reclaim and maintain health squarely in the mind, body and soul of the patient.

Friday September 21, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Whole Life Tent Along the trees and tucked in behind Health & Healing. Head south toward the Pine Gate past the Greenhouse.

11:00am

Composting Food Diverted from Institutions
This talk will discuss the diversion, collection, transport, and composting of food residuals from institutions, such as schools, cafetarias, produce stores and restaurants. Establishing composting opportunities through partnerships will be emphasized.

Speakers
MK

Mark King

Maine Dept. of Env. Protection


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Railcar Speakers Tent Behind Environmental Concerns and YEZ, next to the shingled building (Sprinkler Water Tank Building)

11:00am

4H Youth Presentations
Learn from 4H members as they do their presentations.

Speakers
UO

University of Maine Cooperative Extension / 4H

University of Maine Cooperative Extension


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

11:00am

Beginning Beekeeping in Maine
Covers the basics of getting started with bees in a cold weather climate.

Speakers
LS

Lincoln Sennett

Swan's Honey


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts

11:00am

Tricycle: 3-Wheeled World Access! Forum & Test Ride
Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

11:00am

Kids in the Woods - meet at Children's Area
Speakers
BB

Barrie Brusila

Mid-Maine Forestry


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

11:00am

Cooperatives 101: What You Need to Know
A short overview of Co-ops-- why they make sense, now more than ever!

Speakers
DH

Deborah Hawkins

Cooperative Maine


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

11:00am

Reconnecting our Children to the Natural World
And Introduction to Kroka Expeditions methods in outdoor education: balancing freedom with responsibility, adventure with risk, community with independence. Participants will share philosophies and practical strategies for wilderness connection and nature education in the lives of children and families.

Speakers
NL

Nathan Lyczak

Kroka Expeditions


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

11:00am

Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener
I've been coordinating this talk with Will Bonsall, allowing him to do advanced seed saving. The goal is to convince people who may not have saved seed before that it is less intimidating than one might think, and to focus on the basics of seed saving, primarily self fertile annuals.

Speakers
JU

James Ulager

Seed Savers Exchange


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

11:00am

Garlic Cultivation Demo
Speakers
MG

Mark Guzzi

Peacemeal Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
North Orchard The garden plots and orchard located north of the Folk Arts, east of Energy and Shelter, and south of the Rose Gate Farmers' Market

11:00am

History of Excavated Soil Pit on Fair Grounds
Speakers
DT

David Turcotte

Maine Assoc. of Professional Soil Scientists


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Soil Pit

11:00am

Organic Nitrogen Fertilizers - Efficiency & Cost
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

11:00am

Felt Ball Making
Speakers
CY

Chris Yentes

Chris Yentes | Chris Yentes | 127 Stovepipe Alley | Monroe, ME 04951 | 207-525-7740 | |


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday Spinners In front of the Sheep Dog Demos arena, next to the Fleece Tent and across from the Pocket Park at the southern tip of the North Orchard

11:00am

Felt Ball Making
Speakers
JH

Julie Havener

Wilds of Maine


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday Spinners In front of the Sheep Dog Demos arena, next to the Fleece Tent and across from the Pocket Park at the southern tip of the North Orchard

11:00am

Native American Games
Speakers
GF

Gretchen Faulkner

Hudson Museum, UMaine


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maine Indian Basketmakers Maine INdian Basketmakers Alliance Tent, right on the Common at the front of Folk Arts

11:00am

Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse is a common gynecological problem for women as we age. The national lifetime risk for this condition is 30-50% of women. My talk will focus on anatomy and physiology of the problem and treatment options, with a question and answer period to follow.

Speakers
KB

Kathy Beach

Maine Affiliate, Amer. Coll. Nurse-Midwives


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

11:00am

Growing, Harvesting, & Using Medicinal Flowers, Fruits, & Roots
Speakers
DS

Deb Soule

Avena Botanicals


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Herb Tent Along the paved road, across from the Fleece Tent and behind the Blacksmith Shop in Folk Arts

11:00am

General Goat Care
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

11:00am

How to Prepare Sheep for Show
Speakers
JM

Joe Miller

Rivercroft Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

11:00am

11:00am

Meet the Icelandic Horse, a Versatile Breed

Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

11:00am

Raising Poultry in Maine: Health Topics
Speakers
AL

Anne Lichtenwalner

UMaine Coop. Extn.


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

11:00am

Trimming the Fjord's Mane
Information about the Fjord breed while performing a trim.

Speakers
SA

Steve Akeley

Back Forty Fjords


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

11:00am

Cooking & Eating from the Root Cellar
How do manage and design a home root cellar. Equipment needed. How much food to buy. How to eat locally all year!

Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

11:00am

Molded Maple Sugar Demonstrations
We will be demonstrating at our booth again this year the making of molded maple sugar (soft candy) at approximately 11 am each day of the fair (weather permitting-if it is raining too hard we will be unable to make the demonstration).

Speakers
MK

MaryAnne Kinney

Kinney's Sugarhouse


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet at Booth Look up the Vendors' booth location.

11:00am

11:00am

Veggie Soup Cooking
Speakers
TL

The Long Barn Educational Initiative At Broadturn Farm

Beatrice Perron Dahlin | The Long Barn Educational Initiative At Broadturn Farm | 388 Broadturn Rd | Scarborough, ME 04074 | 603-321-3009 | | Our mission is to cultivate a knowledge of and respect for locally produced, organically farmed food, and the environment within our community and throughout Maine.


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Farm & Homestead Kids Tent

11:00am

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old time string band music


Artists
BT

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old time string music sure to keep your toes tapping or feet dancing!


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

11:00am

Solar Water Heating Basics
Solar Water Heating (SWH) has been in use in the U.S. for over 150 years. While many lessons have been learned about the proper installation of SWH systems, access to this knowledge has been somewhat limited. This presentation looks at the basic design rules for long-lasting residential SWH systems.

Speakers
VW

Vaughan Woodruff

Insource Renewables


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

11:00am

Felt a Sampler, Class: $12
Speakers
AB

Andree Bella

Board Landing Farm & Nursery


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 2

11:00am

Make a Leather Pouch, Class: $10
Speakers
CA

Christopher & Ashirah Knapp

Koviashuvik Local Living School


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 1

11:00am

Make Natural Fiber Cordage Class
Speakers
avatar for Maine Primitive Skills School

Maine Primitive Skills School

Adult Programs Director, Maine Primitive Skills School
Sharing ancestral skills to foster deep nature connections, independence, and resilient community. | | Maine Primitive Skills School 716 Church Hill RdAugusta, ME 04090207-623-7298


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 1

11:00am

Lacto-Fermentation: Sauerkraut and Beyond
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
Country Kitchen Demos Next to the Exhibition Hall on the North side of the Building

11:00am

Riding Cultivator Demonstration
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

11:00am

Unraveling Consumerism
Speakers
avatar for Shannon Hayes

Shannon Hayes

Sap Bush Hollow Farm
Blending story telling, farm humor, and an uncanny knack for stirring up trouble, Shannon examines the history of consumerism in America, how it played out in the household, the effects it has had on our food system and culture, and how we can recover our households, our communities, our ecosystem and our country. Like much of her work, this talk is characteristically controversial, and is likely to stir up debate as well as inspire action... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2012 11:00am - 11:45pm
The Common

11:15am

Mr. Harley
Artists
MH

Mr. Harley

Mr. Harley
Harley Smith


Friday September 21, 2012 11:15am - 12:00pm
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

11:30am

Martin Swinger

Singing & Storytelling


Artists
avatar for Martin Swinger

Martin Swinger

From his website: "Martin connects with his audience. He's a performer you’ll be glad you experienced live. His talent is evident from the moment he walks onstage. He is simply an astounding musician with a comfortable presence, a powerful voice and creative guitar skills. | Martin's strength of performance, fluid tenor voice and incredible vocal range are compelling enough to capture the attention of any audience. (He once... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2012 11:30am - 12:15pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

11:30am

Reiki Purple Flame: A Wonderful Healing Modality
Find out how an ancient healing technique mixed with 21st century science can assist you in reaching a state of vibrant health and wellbeing. David Hopkins and Merkaba Sol, will be speaking about a healing service offered at his shop in Augusta. He has been working with different modalities for the last 14 years, which include Reiki, Shamanism, Sound and Crystals. Together, they create a wonderful experience of higher vibration and healing on many different levels. During this discussion, you will be introduced to the Amethyst Bio-Mat. The Bio-Mat is an amazing device that helps the body rejuvenate on a cellular level. It: reduces chronic pain, helps regulate sleep patterns, aids weight-loss, and allows you to reach a deeper level of meditation.

Speakers
DH

David Hopkins

Merkaba Sol


Friday September 21, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Reiki Tent Tucked in behind the Whole Life tent, along the trees behind Health & Healing

11:30am

Your Personal Dynamics through Numbers
What does knowing your personal numbers do for you? Use your personal numbers to ground, validate, and activate your total being. Numerology is a tool with many applications that can be applied to a person, business, team or a place. Numerology illuminates, clarifies and personalizes your path in life.

Speakers
DC

Darlene Chadbourne

Master Numerologist


Friday September 21, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Whole Life Tent Along the trees and tucked in behind Health & Healing. Head south toward the Pine Gate past the Greenhouse.

12:00pm

Build Your Own Mini Composter
compost

Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

12:00pm

The Many Uses of the Cattail Plant
Demonstrating the many uses of Cattails. From shelter, to food and medicine, friction fire to fish spears. We will see, hear and experience Cattails. Demostrations will include friction fire with cattail, shelter building, medicinal uses, making cattail flour, rope, weaving, spears and more.

Speakers
AS

Adam Stone

Camp Forest


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Railcar Speakers Tent Behind Environmental Concerns and YEZ, next to the shingled building (Sprinkler Water Tank Building)

12:00pm

Colony Collapse Disorder, Stopping the Cause
Speakers
CH

Christy Hemenway

Gold Star Honeybees


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

12:00pm

Easy Bike Fit Forum
Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

12:00pm

Build Local Resilience with the Transition Model
The Transition model effectively enables a small group of people to engage their community's positive creativity in re-localizing the economy and food production, and in saving energy, as a means to directly tackle economic instability, changing climate, and lower energy availability beforehand.

Speakers
AL

Alastair Lough

Tohidu Transition


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

12:00pm

Music as a Vehicle to Promote Community

We plan to talk a little bit about the vision and community-based programs at 317 Main St Community Music Center and we hope to have some of our students perform and talk about their experiences.


Speakers
CG

Ceci Gilson

Publicity & Marketing Director, 317 Main Community Music Center
317 Main is a nonprofit organization in operation since 2004, founded on the simple idea that music is the perfect vehicle for bringing people together. Ceci is a mandolin student at 317 as well as the parent of a 317 Main student. She hosts a weekly roots music radio show on WMPG 90.9/104.1 fm, the volunteer-run, community-supported radio station in Portland. She will be joined by 317 instructor Carter Logan and members of Flight 317, a 317... Read More →
CL

Carter Logan

317 Main St Community Music Ctr.


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

12:00pm

Sharpening the European Scythe
Techniques for sharpening a European Scythe

Speakers
RS

Richard Scott

Scythe Supply


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet at Booth Look up the Vendors' booth location.

12:00pm

Advanced Seed Saving
Speakers
WB

Will Bonsall

Scatterseed Project


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

12:00pm

Answers to Questions About Being a Farm Apprentice: Apprentice Hub
Come and meet current apprentices, get answers to your questions about apprenticeships, learn more about MOFGA's New Farmer Training programs and find an apprenticeship on the job board.

Speakers
MA

MOFGA Apprenticeship Program

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

12:00pm

Planning Water, Animals, & Soil on Small Farms
Conservation planning to address the many resource concerns such as soils, water, and animals will be discussed specifically regarding the space constraints found on a small farm.

Speakers
AB

Autumn Birt

Natural Resources Cons. Serv.


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

12:00pm

Maine Woods Conservation

Updates about conservation initiatives in the Maine Woods.


Speakers
JS

Jym St. Pierre

RESTORE: The North Woods


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Railcar Speakers Tent Behind Environmental Concerns and YEZ, next to the shingled building (Sprinkler Water Tank Building)

12:00pm

Thinning for Value
Speakers
MM

Morton Moesswilde

Maine Forest Service


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

12:00pm

Juice Fest! Soul Feast! Local Food & Wild Herb Detox
Learn how to do a weekend or week long raw organic juice fast using seasonal garden veggies, wild and foraged foods. Discover nutritional and heart-opening benefits of juicing foods from your own back yard. Get in touch with meaningful transitions within the seasons of the year - and of your life.

Speakers
ST

Siri Temple

Traditional Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

12:00pm

Nourishing the Nervous System
The focus of this discussion will be on nourishing the nervous system through breath, movement, nutrition and herbal support. We will discuss the role of foods in our diets and what herbs can be used to restore and support the nervous system, along with learning some relaxation breath techniques.

Speakers
KL

Katheryn Langelier

Herbal Revolution


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Herb Tent Along the paved road, across from the Fleece Tent and behind the Blacksmith Shop in Folk Arts

12:00pm

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sheep Dog Demo

12:00pm

Care & Use of Mules
Speakers
RC

Robert Crichton

Pine Hill Mules


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

12:00pm

Routine Sheep Hoof Trimming & Care
Speakers
TH

Thomas Hodgman

Waldoview Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

12:00pm

Safety Skills for You & Your Horse
Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Round Pen

12:00pm

Whole Systems Poultry Husbandry
Speakers
avatar for Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery, author of The Small-Scale Poultry Flock (Chelsea Green, 2011), has been developing his whole-systems poultry husbandry for decades and has been writing about chickens and other fowl for Backyard Poultry since the inception of the magazine in early 2006. He has also written numerous articles for Mother Earth News and Countryside & Small Stock Journal, and has published in American Pastured Poultry Producers Association's... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

12:00pm

Processing Acorns into Flour
Speakers
CA

Christopher & Ashirah Knapp

Koviashuvik Local Living School


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

12:00pm

Efficiency: The Cheapest Energy You Can Buy
Energy Efficeincy has been called "the cheapest option to reduce home heating bills and avoid the need to purchase unnecessary carbon-emitting fuels." Learn how to pick this low-hanging fruit with cost-effective home energy upgrades that reduce waste and improve health and comfort.

Speakers
KM

Kathleen Meil

Evergreen Home Performance


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

12:00pm

Audrey Ryan

Indie Folk


Artists
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Audrey Ryan

A one-man-band using guitar, accordion, glockenspiel, violin, and percussion.


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:10pm
Amphitheater

12:00pm

Talk on Traditional Passamaquoddy Medicines, 'What My Grandmother Taught Me'
Tree medicine, how our elders helped each other using white pine, spruce, balm of gilead, balsam fir.

Speakers
FP

Fredda Paul

Kuwesi Medicine


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Maine Indian Basketmakers Maine INdian Basketmakers Alliance Tent, right on the Common at the front of Folk Arts

12:00pm

Long Term Organic Soil & Crop Nutrition
Building fast and slow reserves of minerals, soil and crop foods, beneficial soil biology, guided by crop specific tests, field assays, amendment resources, & references. (can fill 2 hours easily)

Speakers
MF

Mark Fulford

Lookfar Ag Services


Friday September 21, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts

12:30pm

Using Holistic Tools to Survive Cancer
Speakers
RB

Robert Beane

An Island of Peace in a Sea of Turmoil


Friday September 21, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Whole Life Tent Along the trees and tucked in behind Health & Healing. Head south toward the Pine Gate past the Greenhouse.

12:30pm

Steamboat Gypsy

Folk, Bluegrass


Artists
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Steamboat Gypsy

Steamboat Gypsy is a band that meets at the crossroads of folk, bluegrass, old-time and country. Their varied sound includes crisp songwriting, driving fiddle tunes, traditional songs, subtle vocal harmony, and lonesome ballads.


Friday September 21, 2012 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

1:00pm

Clean Water Carbon Fund: Protect the Source
One sixth of Maine's population drinks from the Sebago Lake Reservoir. That reservoir's watershed is composed primarily of privately owned land. What is the relationship between headwater landowners and downstream beneficiaries? What role can voluntary offsets like the CWCF play in Maine?

Speakers
LD

Lee Dassler

Northorse Equine Massage


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Railcar Speakers Tent Behind Environmental Concerns and YEZ, next to the shingled building (Sprinkler Water Tank Building)

1:00pm

Women's Tyre Repair
Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

1:00pm

STOP THE CORRIDOR
A presentation of the arguments opposing the corporate project to build a private trucking/utility/pipeline corridor through Maine for the purpose of multinational corporations transporting products (mostly raw materials) to global markets...and why this will irreversibly damage rural Maine.

Speakers
SM

Sidney Mitchell

Friends of Piscataquis Valley


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

1:00pm

Introduction to Vermicomposting
Do you compost outdoors in the summer and want to continue all winter? Are you new to composting and want to give vermicomposting a try? Learn to build a worm bin for

Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

1:00pm

Portland Public Schools Strive for Zero Waste
Learn how the new cafeteria recycling and composting program reduced trash by 50 to 80 percent and diverted 30 plus tons of food waste. The ongoing program, led by student Green Teams and the Waste Reduction Group, combines a commitment to sustainability and Zero Waste with real cost savings.

Speakers
SW

Susan Webster

Portland Public Schools Waste Reduction Group


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

1:00pm

Radical Simplicity
Speakers
JM

Jim Merkel

Radical Simplicity


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Compost & Recycling Past Maintenance Garage, to the South

1:00pm

Mowing Techniques for European Scythes
Techniques for mowing with a European Scythe

Speakers
RS

Richard Scott

Scythe Supply


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet at Booth Look up the Vendors' booth location.

1:00pm

What to Look for When Purchasing an Older Tractor
What to look for in an older tractor and determining needs instead of wants

Speakers
GD

Glen DeWitt

Maine Antique Tractor Club


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Antique Tractors Next to Maintenance Garage

1:00pm

Basic Weather for Farmers and Gardeners
I will present some basic meteorology and then cover the weather systems that affect Maine, especially with regard to farming and gardening operations, and what we can expect to see in the future as the climate continues to warm.

Speakers
EH

Edward Hummel

Central Maine Weather Forecasting & Consulting Services


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

1:00pm

Conserving Farmland for the Next Generation
This program will focus on farmland conversation strategies that Maine Farmland Trust is using to protect Maine's farmland. Learn what an agricultural easement is, how you can transfer your farm to the next generation, and how MFT is helping farmers find affordable farmland.

Speakers
JP

John Piotti

Maine Farmland Trust


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

1:00pm

Wet & Dry Seed Saving
We will be giving a hands-on demonstration at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM each day of the fair highlighting wet and dry seed processing for small-scale organic farmers. Please bring seed to be cleaned by expert seed cleaners from the USDA - ARS, Plant Genetic Resources Unit in Geneva, NY.

Speakers
NO

Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative

Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative
William Garman | Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative | 630 W North St | Geneva, NY 14456-0462 | 315-719-8129 | | seed cleaning, seed saving, seed preservation


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Agricultural Demonstrations

1:00pm

Choosing the Right Fleece
Speakers
GV

Geri Valentine

Geri Valentine | | 34 Bears Den | Addison, ME 04606 | | |


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Fleece Speakers Tent

1:00pm

Choosing the Right Fleece
Speakers
JG

Joli Greene

Joli Greene | | 9 Frost Brook Ln | Freeport, ME 04032-6601 | 207-865-0744 | |
GV

Geri Valentine

Geri Valentine | | 34 Bears Den | Addison, ME 04606 | | |


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Fleece Speakers Tent

1:00pm

Identifying & Managing Invasive Plants
Speakers
BB

Barrie Brusila

Mid-Maine Forestry


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

1:00pm

Herbal First Aid

Learn how to heal yourself in a pinch using weeds and wild plants from your backyard!


Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Herb Tent Along the paved road, across from the Fleece Tent and behind the Blacksmith Shop in Folk Arts

1:00pm

Nurse-Midwifery Care to Victims of War
Presentation of experience working with Doctors Without Boarders in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A description of the challenges of working with a population at war, setting up a field hospital, and what we can do to raise awareness.

Speakers
LR

Linda Robinson

Maine Nurse-Midwives


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

1:00pm

Calm the Nervous Horse
Speakers
PH

Peter Hagerty

Peace Fleece


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Pen

1:00pm

How to Purchase Quality Sheep: What to Look For
Speakers
JM

Joe Miller

Rivercroft Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

1:00pm

Q&A: Organic Livestock - Drop by & Ask our Expert
Speakers
DS

Diane Schivera

MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

1:00pm

Raising Backyard Beef
This presentation will cover the basics that small farmers need to know to raise one or two steers on grass. We'll talk about pastures, fencing, purchasing steers, transportation and slaughter information.

Speakers
AB

Andree Bella

Board Landing Farm & Nursery


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

1:00pm

Learn to Play the Spoons
Speakers
MB

Mark Brandhorst

Mark Brandhorst
Mark Brandhorst | Mark Brandhorst | 213 Halls Pond Rd | S Paris, ME 04281 | | |


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

1:00pm

Microhydro for Stream & Tidal Current
Overview of hydro energy generating sites prevalent in Maine; permitting; various types of devices; installing off and on grid hydro generators, and cost components.

Speakers
FH

Frank Heller

Katahdin Energy Works


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

1:00pm

How to do Home Funerals
Speakers
avatar for Chuck Lakin

Chuck Lakin

Giving people the information they need to make good choices about what happens to their body after death.


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 2

1:00pm

Storytelling with Old Turtle
Speakers
RR

Ray Reitze

New Beginnings


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 1

1:00pm

Canning Basics
Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? This presentation will teach you about recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, about equipment to insure safety and how to check for properly sealed jars.

Speakers
KM

Kate McCarty

UMaine Coop. Extn.


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Country Kitchen Demos Next to the Exhibition Hall on the North side of the Building

1:00pm

Equine Acupressure Demonstration
The benefits of working a horse's bladder meridian are numerous. We'll review basic technique, meridian location, and association points.

Speakers
LD

Lee Dassler

Northorse Equine Massage


Friday September 21, 2012 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

1:30pm

Maximum Blue

Old-tyme Fiddle


Artists
avatar for Maximum Blue

Maximum Blue

Maximum Blue is a Bangor-based trio featuring Max Silverstein, age 15, as fiddler, with Jeff Silverstein on guitar and Nancy Merrill on bass. Offering high energy bluegrass, swing, old-tyme and celtic fiddle tunes, they\'ve played at many area festivals, fairs and events.


Friday September 21, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Amphitheater

1:30pm

The Mystic Journey is not Just for Mystics
Speakers
RA

Robert Atkinson

Univ. of So. Maine


Friday September 21, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Whole Life Tent Along the trees and tucked in behind Health & Healing. Head south toward the Pine Gate past the Greenhouse.

1:30pm

Log Scooting Contest
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Large Livestock Demo Area

2:00pm

Humanure: Recovering Resource from the Waste System
Composting as an alternative to a flush toilet: a home-size system.

Speakers
NR

Nancy Rosalie

Common Throne Coordinator


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm
North Orchard Garden Shed

2:00pm

Mr. Harley
Artists
MH

Mr. Harley

Mr. Harley
Harley Smith


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

2:00pm

Awareness & the Art of Being - Fox Walking to Notice
Join Jen Deraspe, Holistic coach and founder of Nurture Through Nature Retreat Center, for mindfulness and meditation practices sure to help you experience the fair from a more grounded and aware place. Come quiet your mind and drop into your senses. FMI: www.ntnretreats.com

Speakers
JD

Jennifer Deraspe

Nurture Through Nature


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Meet at Booth Look up the Vendors' booth location.

2:00pm

Bike Parade! Celebrate Wheeled Mobility - Bell Suggested
Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

2:00pm

Connecting Through Conflict
Specific restorative practices based in Nonviolent Communication that will help families, intentional communities and social action groups grow closer through holding conflict in new ways. Topics include NVC based mediation, Restorative Circles and the uses of empathy.

Speakers
PS

Peggy Smith

Maine Non-Violent Communication Network


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

2:00pm

Teen Agricultural Crew 2012: Our Stories
Four teens who worked full time growing vegetables for area food pantries and for the school lunch program will talk about their experience with their first "real" job - what they learned, how they grew (both personally and vegetable-wise), and how they helped their communities and themselves.


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

2:00pm

Apple Tasting
Tasting old and new apple varieties.

Speakers
JB

John Bunker Jr

FEDCO Trees


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet at Booth Look up the Vendors' booth location.

2:00pm

How to Grow High Bush Blueberries
Speakers
DH

David Handley

UMaine Coop. Extn.


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

2:00pm

The Culture & Horticulture of Elderberries
A discussion of growing and propagating elderberries, and other antioxidant rich berries native to ME.

Speakers
RB

Ryan Bullock

Maine Medicinals / Eldertide


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts

2:00pm

Building & Using a Low-Cost Walk-in Cooler
Building & Using a Low-Cost Walk-in Cooler

Speakers
AM

Andrew Marshall

MOFGA Ed. Programs


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Farmhouse Resident Farmers' Farmstead between South Food Area and the Maintenance Garagae

2:00pm

Backyard Grain Growing
Speakers
WB

Will Bonsall

Scatterseed Project


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

2:00pm

Quick Hoops, Take 2

Join Eliot Coleman of Four Season Farm as he walks through the construction and use of quick hoops, an excellent tool for season extension.


Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
North Orchard The garden plots and orchard located north of the Folk Arts, east of Energy and Shelter, and south of the Rose Gate Farmers' Market

2:00pm

Drop Spinning Workshop
Speakers
SB

Sue Bushman

Sue Bushman | | | Machias, ME | | |


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday Spinners In front of the Sheep Dog Demos arena, next to the Fleece Tent and across from the Pocket Park at the southern tip of the North Orchard

2:00pm

Spinning Alpaca: the fiber that plays well with others!

Come learn from Pam Harwood, owner of Longwoods Farm Alpacas, about the versatility of alpaca, from start to finish!


Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fleece Speakers Tent

2:00pm

Into to Qigong
Take home a couple simple techniques for maintaining health and enhancing your well being from the ancient traditions of Asia. Learn to nourish your body as you would your soil.

Speakers
AM

Abi Morrison

Red Bird Acupuncture


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

2:00pm

Lavender, History & Uses
Historical information about the uses of Lavender along with recipes and growing tips.

Speakers
JE

Janet Edwards

Mountain Mama of Maine


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Herb Tent Along the paved road, across from the Fleece Tent and behind the Blacksmith Shop in Folk Arts

2:00pm

Biochemistry of Inflammation: Optimal Feeding for Animals
In the last few years there has been an explosion of new information about the Biochemistry of inflammation. This new information along with the understanding of digestion and gut flora and fauna can give us insight to what we should be feeding our animals for optimal health. This includes our pets

Speakers
TK

Tim Ketcham

Tim Ketcham LMT IMTC


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

2:00pm

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sheep Dog Demo

2:00pm

Driving & Riding the Draft Horse: Special Considerations
Speakers
TW

Tracey Wilkerson

Gould Academy


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

2:00pm

Fitting the Driving Harness
Speakers
IM

Izzy McKay

Stantial Brook Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Round Pen

2:00pm

ID & Management of Pasture Plants
Speakers
RK

Rick Kersbergen

UMaine Coop. Extn.


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

2:00pm

Improving Internal Parasite Resistance in Your Flock
Speakers
TH

Thomas Hodgman

Waldoview Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

2:00pm

Selecting Dairy Animals
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

2:00pm

Organize a Cooking Campfire
Speakers
LJ

Lisa & Jeffrey DeHart

Bear & Otter Guides


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

2:00pm

Preserving the Harvest Using Dehydration Techniques

Dehydration is an ancient, versatile technique for long term storage at room temperature that, done properly, protects the nutritional vitality of fruits and vegetables. This discussion does not include meat or dairy.


Speakers
RA

Roy & Ana Antaki

Weeping Duck Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Railcar Speakers Tent Behind Environmental Concerns and YEZ, next to the shingled building (Sprinkler Water Tank Building)

2:00pm

Contra Dance
Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

2:00pm

Muddy Marsh Ramblers

High-Energy Bluegrass Music


Artists
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Muddy Marsh Ramblers

A five piece, all acoustic band comprised of guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, upright bass and vocal harmonies.


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

2:00pm

Q&A: Organic Certification - Drop by & Ask the Experts
Speakers
MC

MOFGA Certification Staff

MOFGA Certification Services, LLC


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

2:00pm

Solar Hot Water Systems: Basic Fundamentals

Learn about current grid-tied solar electric technologies and incentives at this in-depth talk from one of Maine's veteran solar experts. Hear how solar technology has evolved, where it's going, and best uses for solar in both new and existing homes.


Speakers
PC

Phil Coupe

ReVision Energy


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

2:00pm

Foraging & Wild Plant Walk
Speakers
avatar for Maine Primitive Skills School

Maine Primitive Skills School

Adult Programs Director, Maine Primitive Skills School
Sharing ancestral skills to foster deep nature connections, independence, and resilient community. | | Maine Primitive Skills School 716 Church Hill RdAugusta, ME 04090207-623-7298


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

2:00pm

Knots & Lashings Class
Speakers
KS

Kevin Slater

Mahoosuc Guides


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

2:00pm

Weave a Treasure Pouch, Class: $14
Speakers
SP

Susan Perrine

Susan Perrine - Weaving Twig Garden Structures
Twig Garden Structures handwoven in public & private gardens-workshops & commissions


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 2

2:00pm

Saw Mill Demonstrations
Speakers
NZ

Nick Zandstra

Knock on Wood Saw Works


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Low Impact Forestry Mill Yard Exit the Pine Gate (south) and follow the path across the RR tracks, then turn Left at the Kiosk

2:00pm

Working Animals in the Woods
Speakers
PH

Peter Hagerty

Peace Fleece


Friday September 21, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

2:15pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

Aura-Soma Journey
Aura-Soma: a non-intrusive, self-selective, soul system is used for bodywork and "soul readings". Aura (light) and Soma (body) readings allow for the weaving of the soul's story based upon the colored bottles you choose. This system incorporates many esoteric traditions including, but not limited to: color energy, chakras, numerology, astrology, tarot, connections to ancient places and the Tree of Life. As founder Vicky Walls states, "You are the colors you choose."

Speakers
CS

Cynthia Swan

Spirit Matters


Friday September 21, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Whole Life Tent Along the trees and tucked in behind Health & Healing. Head south toward the Pine Gate past the Greenhouse.

2:30pm

Karuna Reiki
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Reiki Tent Tucked in behind the Whole Life tent, along the trees behind Health & Healing

2:30pm

Riding Cultivator Demonstration
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Field Plots

3:00pm

Abrupt Climate Change
This lecture uses easy-to-understand principles from system sciences to explain why Maine communities must immediately begin preparations for abrupt, chaotic, extreme climate change.

Speakers
AS

Alder Stone Fuller

Climate Adaptability Project


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Railcar Speakers Tent Behind Environmental Concerns and YEZ, next to the shingled building (Sprinkler Water Tank Building)

3:00pm

Recumbent Choices Forum: Ride Pain Free
Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

3:00pm

A Radical History of Maine
Radical History of Maine covers time period from 1600 to present day and is presented in a "history from the bottom-up approach" as advocated by Howard Zinn and other radical historians. Presenter, Roger Leisner, has a degree in American history from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Speakers
RL

Roger Leisner

Radio Free Maine


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

3:00pm

Sow What: Local Focus Community Action

Girl Scouting has changed in the last few years. Find out how "take action" projects help girls impact and engage in their local economies through sustainable programs, in addition to learning more about girl focused exploration of local agriculture and artistry.



Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

3:00pm

The Organic Tool Box: Orchard Pest Management
Insect pests can do a number on harvest hopes in the organic orchard. Damage is either to the foliage or the fruit itself. Some of this consists of adult feeding, but more often than not it’s the egg hatching out a very hungry caterpillar or grub. Looking at family groupings within the insect world is a quick means of getting a handle on potential pest situations. Safe spray tools to deal with all this require that we understand righteous timing and appropriate mode of action. A core paradigm of holistic orcharding states that we spray not so much to “kill” as to create health so that the system can take care of itself. That begins with helpful allies in the orchard ecosystem which keep balance to the fore.

Speakers
MP

Michael Phillips

Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts

3:00pm

Access to Farmland: For Seekers & Landowners
Strategies for finding and acquiring farms, and for making land available for farming.

Speakers
JB

Jo Barrett

King Hill Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

3:00pm

Marketing Q&A
Don't know where or how to sell your products or how to tell your story?  Bring your questions, ideas and materials and let's put together a marketing plan!

Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

3:00pm

The Multi-Functional Greenhouse
Speakers
avatar for Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery, author of The Small-Scale Poultry Flock (Chelsea Green, 2011), has been developing his whole-systems poultry husbandry for decades and has been writing about chickens and other fowl for Backyard Poultry since the inception of the magazine in early 2006. He has also written numerous articles for Mother Earth News and Countryside & Small Stock Journal, and has published in American Pastured Poultry Producers Association's... Read More →


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

3:00pm

Wet & Dry Seed Saving
We will be giving a hands-on demonstration at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM each day of the fair highlighting wet and dry seed processing for small-scale organic farmers. Please bring seed to be cleaned by expert seed cleaners from the USDA - ARS, Plant Genetic Resources Unit in Geneva, NY.

Speakers
NO

Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative

Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative
William Garman | Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative | 630 W North St | Geneva, NY 14456-0462 | 315-719-8129 | | seed cleaning, seed saving, seed preservation


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Agricultural Demonstrations

3:00pm

The Native American Wool Project
Last September the Black Mesa Water Coalition (BMWC), a group of Navajos in Northeast Arizona, invited Peter Hagerty of Peace Fleece to visit native sheep ranchers with whom they work. This spring Peace Fleece formed a partnership with the ranchers called the Black Mesa Wool Project. The goal is to support these ranchers' traditional pastoral way of life by working with them to improve their soils and grazing patterns and receive a better price for their wool. Peter will talk about this new venture and a similar project working with Lakota sheep farmers in South Dakota. For more information about Peace Fleece, visit www.peacefleece.com

Speakers
PH

Peter Hagerty

Peace Fleece


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fleece Speakers Tent

3:00pm

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction
An introduction to mindfulness practice for stress reduction. Over 30 years of research support the effectiveness of mindful meditation in changing habits of responding to change in life; as well as changing our brains, our cells, aging and quality of life.

Speakers
JG

Jane Gerlach

American Coll. Nurse Midwives


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

3:00pm

Cows on Parade
Speakers
GM

Glendon Mehuren

Faithful Venture Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

3:00pm

Driving a Pony Wagon
Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

3:00pm

Equine Dentistry
Speakers
SA

Steve Akeley

Back Forty Fjords


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Round Pen

3:00pm

Horse Barefoot Trimming
Speakers
SA

Steve Akeley

Back Forty Fjords


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

3:00pm

Junior Poultry Showmanship

Open show for Junior Poultry exhibitors - come see the many varieties and the talented kids who know how to raise them!


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

3:00pm

Preparing for Birth in Sheep: Birth, Aftercare, & the First 24 Hrs
Speakers
JM

Joe Miller

Rivercroft Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

3:00pm

Raising Sheep & Goats Organically
Speakers
DS

Diane Schivera

MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Large Livestock Demo Area

3:00pm

Apple Crumble Over Campfire
Speakers
LJ

Lisa & Jeffrey DeHart

Bear & Otter Guides


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

3:00pm

Wine Making Made Easy
This talk will take participants through the process of making Fruit Wines at home using simple methods of extracting juice from various fruits such as Strawberries, Elderberries, Apples etc. We will discuss the fermentation process, Sterilization process and bottling.

Speakers
JC

Jim Cornish

Stone Soup Inst.


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

3:00pm

Working with Bean Flour: Cooking Without Wheat
How to make bean flour, then sharing some recipes using bean flour rather than wheat. With a cooking demo of one of the recipes. Food samples of the other recipes.

Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Country Kitchen Demos Next to the Exhibition Hall on the North side of the Building

3:00pm

Solar Hot Water Works Great in Maine
We'll be talking about the potential for solar in Maine and what's involved with a home installation.

Speakers
CP

Chuck Piper

Sundog Energy Systems


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

3:00pm

Felt a Sampler, Class: $12
Speakers
AB

Andree Bella

Board Landing Farm & Nursery


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 2

3:00pm

Putnam Smith

Old-time Eclectic


Artists
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Putnam Smith

Though steeped in the Appalachian tradition known as 'old-time,' Putnam Smith's songwriting is as eclectic as the different instruments he plays: banjo, fretless banjo, guitar, mandolin, piano. He often plays with the fiddle player Mariel Vandersteel, and/or cellist Seth Yentes (who is a Mofga farmer!)


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 4:10pm
Amphitheater

3:00pm

Reaper Binder Demonstration on Buckwheat
Speakers
PB

Paul Birdsall

Horsepower Farm
DN

Donald Nickerson

Teamsters & Drovers


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Field Plots

3:00pm

Reaper Binder Demonstration on Oats
Speakers
PB

Paul Birdsall

Horsepower Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 3:00pm - 6:00pm
North Field Plots

3:15pm

Sorcha + Jo

Blues-Infused Folk-Jazz


Artists
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Sorcha + Jo

Sorcha on guitar, banjo and vocals and Jo Sorrell on cello/vocals. Together with spot-on vocal harmonies, fresh and original tunes and arrangements, their live performance is grounding, spontaneous, and toe-tappingly catchy.


Friday September 21, 2012 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

3:30pm

Shamanism: Spirits of Land & Water
Traditional peoples worldwide have aligned themselves with powerful spirits of place and weather to learn how to be in right relationship with themselves and all beings in order to create harmonious, balanced communities on the land. We'll discuss and demonstrate shamanic practices for communicating with these spirits, honoring their help and teachings.

Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Whole Life Tent Along the trees and tucked in behind Health & Healing. Head south toward the Pine Gate past the Greenhouse.

4:00pm

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

4:00pm

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

4:00pm

Electric Bike Forum
Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

4:00pm

Bring Our War $$ Home
Discussing the need to end massive Pentagon and war spending so that our national resources could be better utilized here at home for education, health care, environmental programs and the like

Speakers
BG

Bruce Gagnon

Maine Veterans For Peace


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

4:00pm

Old World/New World Crops
Speakers
WB

Will Bonsall

Scatterseed Project


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

4:00pm

New Findings on the Biochemistry of Inflammation
Chronic inflammation is the cause of most diseases of modern civilization. With a new understanding of inflammation biochemistry we can intelligently design a healing diet for Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Obesity, Arthritis, Autism, MS, Behavioral & mood issues, & etc....

Speakers
TK

Tim Ketcham

Tim Ketcham LMT IMTC


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

4:00pm

Draft Goats: Raising, Training, Outfitting
Training and equipment resources to demonstration for work (pulling) and driving.

Speakers
PP

Pogo Pogorelc

Friends' Folly Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

4:00pm

Preserving the Harvest with Lacto-Fermentation
How to preserve the garden's bounty using the age-old technique of lacto-fermentation, a quick and easy process that uses no energy, preserves and increases the nutritional benefit of the vegetables

Speakers
RA

Roy & Ana Antaki

Weeping Duck Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Railcar Speakers Tent Behind Environmental Concerns and YEZ, next to the shingled building (Sprinkler Water Tank Building)

4:00pm

Wild Mushroom Foraging for Beginners
Where to find, how to identify, and how to prepare wild mushrooms, with show and tell (if the weather cooperates)

Speakers
MM

Michaeline Mulvey

Maine Mycological Assoc.


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

4:00pm

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old time string band music


Artists
BT

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old time string music sure to keep your toes tapping or feet dancing!


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

4:00pm

Save Money & The Environment - Feel the Difference
Green Energy Barrier offers a cost effective solution to homeowners looking for ways to start conserving energy and saving money. Unlike typical insulation that merely resists heat, our reflective attic insulation product reflects heat by acting as a radiant heat barrier.

Speakers
HW

Howard Wheldon

Green Energy Barrier


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

4:00pm

Hide-Tanning Demo
Speakers
CA

Christopher & Ashirah Knapp

Koviashuvik Local Living School


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

4:00pm

Homemade Outdoor Kids Clothes
Speakers
CA

Christopher & Ashirah Knapp

Koviashuvik Local Living School


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 1

4:00pm

Shelter Building Class
Speakers
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Maine Primitive Skills School

Adult Programs Director, Maine Primitive Skills School
Sharing ancestral skills to foster deep nature connections, independence, and resilient community. | | Maine Primitive Skills School 716 Church Hill RdAugusta, ME 04090207-623-7298


Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 1

4:00pm

Wild Foods: What, How, and Why
Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Country Kitchen Demos Next to the Exhibition Hall on the North side of the Building

4:30pm

The Mighty Nat Hussey Band

Folk


Artists
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The Mighty Nat Hussey Band

The Mighty Nat Hussey Band plays original saltwater rock, folk, and blues drawn from the land, work, and characters of the Maine coast and islands. They usually perform as a 4 piece group with guitar, keys, bass and percussion.


Friday September 21, 2012 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Amphitheater

4:30pm

Velocipede

Traditional Fiddle


Artists
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Velocipede

Velocipede is: Julia Plumb - fiddle, viola, foot percussion, and Baron Collins-Hill - mandolin, tenor guitar. They play traditional fiddle tunes from New England, Quebec, Appalachia, Scandinavia, and the British Isles as well as contemporary tunes written in these styles.


Friday September 21, 2012 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

5:00pm

The Occupy Movement in Maine - Present & Future
Will begin by briefing participants on the history of the Occupy movement beginning in NYC and its inception in Maine. We will have a small panel of representatives to engage and give perspective on the issues, tactics and next steps for Occupiers and allies around the state.

Speakers

Friday September 21, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

5:00pm

Maine Made Wood Pellets Q&A
Speakers
RH

Ron Harwood

Monitor of Maine


Friday September 21, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

5:00pm

The Community Oven in our Future
European countries have had active community brick ovens since the middle-ages. Modern Americans are just beginning to take advantage of the trans-generational, multicultural, and centering effect they have on a communities. The talk will illustrate reasons for promoting one where you live.

Speakers
avatar for David Neufeld

David Neufeld

True Brick Ovens


Friday September 21, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

5:00pm

Garlic Production & Disease Update
Better garlic crops will be the focus of this workshop, including University of ME Cooperative Extension research findings. Also learn about the diseases that are affecting garlic crops and challenging growers and how to recognize and manage the pathogens.

Speakers
DF

David Fuller

Franklin Co. Coop. Extn.


Friday September 21, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts

5:00pm

Grain Husbandry
History, heritage and cuisine of heritage wheat with practical tips on how to restore rare varieties in small-scale farms and gardens.

Speakers
ER

Elisheva Rogosa

Heritage Wheat Conservancy


Friday September 21, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

5:00pm

How to Swat a Bug: Biological Control
Down-to-earth pest control methods - a whimsical look at swatting techniques, trap design, & insect behavior.

Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Friday September 21, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

5:00pm

Contra Dance
Friday September 21, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

5:30pm

Symphony of the Soil - Q&A with Director Deborah Koons Garcia

Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world's most esteemed soil scientists, farmers and activists, the film portrays soil as a protaganist of our planetary story.

Using a captivating mix of art and science, the film shows that soils is a complex living organism, the foundation of life on earth. Yet, most people are soil-blind and "treat soil like dirt." Through the knowledge and wisdom revealed in this film, we can come to respect, even revere, this miraculous substance, and appreciate how treating the soil right can solve some of our most pressing environmental problems.


Friday September 21, 2012 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Exhibition Hall The large building on the East side of the Common
 
Saturday, September 22
 

9:00am

Easy Tyre Repair
Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

9:00am

Empathy: the Great Connector
Speakers
PS

Peggy Smith

Maine Non-Violent Communication Network


Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

9:00am

Solar Heating for Farm Applications
Solar heating can be extremely cost effective for dairy farms and growers with greenhouses. This presentation will cover the basics of solar heating technology and will discuss best practices for using solar water and solar air heating systems in milking parlors and greenhouses.

Speakers
VW

Vaughan Woodruff

Insource Renewables


Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

9:00am

Gardening for Health
Growing fruits and vegetables with beneficial micro-nutrient content can maximize the health benefits of your garden.

Speakers
JC

Joan Cheetham

MOFGA Certification Services


Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

9:00am

What is Low Impact Forestry?
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

9:00am

Juice Detoxing with Raw Wild Superfoods
Speakers
ST

Siri Temple

Traditional Ayurveda & Yoga Therapy


Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Herb Tent Along the paved road, across from the Fleece Tent and behind the Blacksmith Shop in Folk Arts

9:00am

Mad Science & Discovery Booth
Speakers
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Mad Science

Mad Science
Mad Science is on a mission to spark the imagination and curiosity of children by providing them with fun, interactive and educational programs that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around us.


Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm
Kids' Cosmos Kid's activity tent in the Children's Area

9:00am

Puzzle Masterpieces
Artists

Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm
Kids' Cosmos Kid's activity tent in the Children's Area

9:00am

Zombie Vegetable Ornaments
Artists
TH

Tree Heckler

Howling Threads Studio


Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 5:00pm
Kids' Cosmos Kid's activity tent in the Children's Area

9:00am

Campfire Cooking & Primitive Skills for Kids

And Introduction to Kroka Expeditions methods in outdoor education: balancing freedom with responsibility, adventure with risk, community with independence. Participants will share philosophies and practical strategies for wilderness connection and nature education in the lives of children and families.


Speakers
KE

Kroka Expeditions

Kroka Expeditions


Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
The Woods The woods across from YEZ and behind the Children's Area

9:00am

Ceramic Arts Mudmobile

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts - Mudmobile


Artists
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Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts

Watershed is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization with strong grass-roots support. Watershed serves the local community with a variety of clay arts programs. We teach community classes in clay for adults and children statewide through our Mudmobile, hold clay workshops for people with special needs, collaborate with other non-profit organizations to offer learning opportunities through art, and hold public lectures and events to open... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Amphitheater

9:00am

Fun Jobs Kids can Help with on the Farm!
Fun jobs for kids on the farm: grain grinding, bread making, cider making, and more.

Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Farm & Homestead Kids Tent

9:00am

Dandy Bicycle Demos & MDOT 'Safe Bike Drive' Class
Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

9:00am

Compost & Recycling Paper Mâché Project

Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Compost & Recycling Past Maintenance Garage, to the South

9:00am

Compost & Recycling Tent Tours

Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Compost & Recycling Past Maintenance Garage, to the South

9:00am

Garden Tool Demonstations
Speakers
CH

Chris Hillier

Johnny's Selected Seeds


Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
North Orchard The garden plots and orchard located north of the Folk Arts, east of Energy and Shelter, and south of the Rose Gate Farmers' Market

9:00am

Fleece Sale
Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fleece Tent

9:00am

Spinning Demo
Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday Spinners In front of the Sheep Dog Demos arena, next to the Fleece Tent and across from the Pocket Park at the southern tip of the North Orchard

9:00am

Weaving - Garden Loom
Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Pocket Park

9:00am

Plowing Demonstrations

Saturday September 22, 2012 9:00am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

9:00am

9:00am

9:30am

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Saturday September 22, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

9:30am

Nia: Movement for Health, Wellness, & Fitness
Have fun while you increase your cardiovascular fitness, strength, flexibility, and balance, and leave class rejuvenated and relaxed! Classes are taken barefoot to soul-stirring music, and people with all ranges of movement are invited to adapt movements to meet their needs. Nia draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts (such as yoga). Step into your own joyful journey with Nia, and positively shape the way you feel, look, think and live. Practicing Nia can help you to engage your senses and listen to your body, so that you can discover, explore, unleash and enhance your individual potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life.

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am
Whole Life Tent Along the trees and tucked in behind Health & Healing. Head south toward the Pine Gate past the Greenhouse.

9:30am

Oxen & Steer Demonstrations
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 9:30am - 11:30am
Large Livestock Demo Area

10:00am

Goat Milking Demonstration
Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

10:00am

Harnessing a Horse
Harnessing Demo

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Barn 1 Livestock Area

10:00am

Ladybugs
traditional folk, rural music

Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 10:45am
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

10:00am

Bike Parade! Celebrate Wheeled Mobility - Bell Suggested
Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

10:00am

Industrial Wind in Rural Maine: Issues & Answers
An open discussion of the issues raised when industrial scale wind development is proposed for Maine's most undeveloped lands. What are the benefits? What are the impacts? What are the rights of those who must live with the developments? Audience participation is encouraged.

Speakers
AM

Alan Michka

Friends of the Highland Mountains


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

10:00am

Home Composting
Karen Childs demonstrates how to build a simple home composter. The demo model will be available for purchase at cost.

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Compost & Recycling Past Maintenance Garage, to the South

10:00am

Mowing Techniques for European Scythes
Techniques for mowing with a European Scythe

Speakers
RS

Richard Scott

Scythe Supply


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Meet at Booth Look up the Vendors' booth location.

10:00am

Farming for the Longterm
Speakers
EG

Ellen Gibson

Maine AgrAbility


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

10:00am

Growing for FEDCO
Learn what you need to know to grow seeds, flower bulbs, seed garlic, grains and cover crops, potatoes, trees and shrubs for Fedco.

Speakers
NK

Nikos Kavanya

FEDCO Seeds


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts

10:00am

Q&A: Organic Crops - Drop by & Ask our Expert
Speakers
ES

Eric Sideman

MOFGA Organic Crop Specialist


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

10:00am

Q&A: Organic Crops - Drop by & Ask the Experts
Speakers
MH

Mark Hutton

Highmoor Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

10:00am

Wet & Dry Seed Saving
We will be giving a hands-on demonstration at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM each day of the fair highlighting wet and dry seed processing for small-scale organic farmers. Please bring seed to be cleaned by expert seed cleaners from the USDA - ARS, Plant Genetic Resources Unit in Geneva, NY.

Speakers
NO

Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative

Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative
William Garman | Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative | 630 W North St | Geneva, NY 14456-0462 | 315-719-8129 | | seed cleaning, seed saving, seed preservation


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Agricultural Demonstrations

10:00am

What Forests & Prairies Can Teach Us
Speakers
WB

Will Bonsall

Scatterseed Project


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

10:00am

Choosing the Right Fleece
Speakers
JG

Joli Greene

Joli Greene | | 9 Frost Brook Ln | Freeport, ME 04032-6601 | 207-865-0744 | |
GV

Geri Valentine

Geri Valentine | | 34 Bears Den | Addison, ME 04606 | | |


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Fleece Speakers Tent

10:00am

Choosing the Right Fleece
Speakers
GV

Geri Valentine

Geri Valentine | | 34 Bears Den | Addison, ME 04606 | | |


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Fleece Speakers Tent

10:00am

Directional Tree Felling Techniques w/ Chainsaw
Proper use of chainsaw and appropriate tools to aim and drop a tree where YOU want it to go.

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

10:00am

10:00am

Jin Shin Whatsu? Intro to Jin Shin Jyutsu Healing
An introduction to JSJ energy medicine covering history and philosophy, the benefits of receiving JSJ, what a treatment session is like and when to use self-help. The talk may include a demonstration and/or specific self-help instruction.

Speakers
KS

Karen Searls

Inner Stillness Jin Shin Jyutsu


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

10:00am

Passamaquoddy Traditional Medicines
Tree medicine, how our elders helped each other using white pine, spruce, balm of gilead, balsam fir.

Speakers
FP

Fredda Paul

Kuwesi Medicine


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Herb Tent Along the paved road, across from the Fleece Tent and behind the Blacksmith Shop in Folk Arts

10:00am

Biochemistry of Inflammation: Optimal Feeding for Animals
In the last few years there has been an explosion of new information about the Biochemistry of inflammation. This new information along with understanding of digestion and gut flora and fauna can give us insight into what we should be feeding our animals for optimal health. This includes our pets.

Speakers
TK

Tim Ketcham

Tim Ketcham LMT IMTC


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

10:00am

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Sheep Dog Demo

10:00am

Goat Hoof Trimming
Speakers
PP

Pogo Pogorelc

Friends' Folly Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Barn 3 Livestock Area

10:00am

Harnessing a Draft Team
Speakers
JP

John Plowden

Plowden Horse Logging


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Round Pen

10:00am

Holistic Ways to Raise Your Companions
A general talk on holistically raising companion animals. This will include diet, vaccinations, homeopathic and other complimentary remedies to have on hand for emergencies.

Speakers
JH

Judith Herman

Animal Wellness Ctr.


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

10:00am

Integrating farm education as a method of farm diversification
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

10:00am

Raising Heritage Breed Pigs
The pros and cons of raising heritage pigs.

Speakers
MT

Mary Thompson

Bean's Corner Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Pig Pen Located on the edge of the Field Plots south of Agricultural Demonstrations, across from the South Orchard

10:00am

Biscuits Over Campfire
Speakers
LJ

Lisa & Jeffrey DeHart

Bear & Otter Guides


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

10:00am

Herb's Home Cooking Pallet Awakening
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Country Kitchen Demos Next to the Exhibition Hall on the North side of the Building

10:00am

Women with Wings

Women's sacred music


Artists
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Women With Wings

Women with Wings is a mostly acapella singing circle, often with drumming accompaniment. The group is fluid in nature, oscillating between 20-30 women who appear each Thursday to sing in the group. They sing simple songs and chants from the heart in an informal and comfortable setting, using tenets of the living oral tradition - no sheet music - just "going with the flow"! Here is their mission statement: "Women With Wings seeks the spiritual... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

10:00am

Sustainable Organic Lawns & Landscapes
Speakers
PT

Paul Tukey

SafeLawns.org


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Railcar Speakers Tent Behind Environmental Concerns and YEZ, next to the shingled building (Sprinkler Water Tank Building)

10:00am

Monolithic Heated Slab Foundations
The application and construction of an insulated, heated, monolithic slab foundation in cold climates

Speakers
GR

Greg Roberts

Design Concepts Co


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

10:00am

Foraging & Wild Plant Walk
Speakers
avatar for Maine Primitive Skills School

Maine Primitive Skills School

Adult Programs Director, Maine Primitive Skills School
Sharing ancestral skills to foster deep nature connections, independence, and resilient community. | | Maine Primitive Skills School 716 Church Hill RdAugusta, ME 04090207-623-7298


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

10:00am

Homemade Outdoor Kids Clothes
Speakers
CA

Christopher & Ashirah Knapp

Koviashuvik Local Living School


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Folk Arts Tent 1

10:00am

Working Animals in the Woods
Speakers
BJ

Bradbury Johnson

ALL Together Farm
JP

John Plowden

Plowden Horse Logging


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

10:00am

Working Animals in the Woods
Speakers
BJ

Bradbury Johnson

ALL Together Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

10:00am

Highland Mary Morris

Morris Dancing!


Artists
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Highland Mary Morris

Cotswold Morris style dancing! Kit/Livery: White shirt, white trousers, maroon waistcoat, ribbons of blue, purple and green on bell pads


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Roving

10:00am

Donkey & Mule Show
Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 1:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

10:00am

Lawn Games for Life
Lawn Games for Life! Based on the book, Tag, Toss & Run: 40 Classic Lawn Games by Maine authors Paul Tukey and Victoria Rowell, this ongoing interactive exhibit welcomes you, your friends and family to play old-fashioned games on the grass! Paul Tukey will be on hand for book signings.

Speakers
PT

Paul Tukey

SafeLawns.org


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 4:00pm
Lawn Games On the lawn in the middle of the Social and Political Action area between the South Food area and the Exhibition Hall

10:00am

Art, Crafts, Canned Goods & Dried Foods Judging
Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Exhibition Hall The large building on the East side of the Common

10:00am

Fleece Show Judging
Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fleece Tent

10:00am

Horse Drawn Rides
Speakers
WT

William Thayer

Darthia Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Large Livestock Demo Area

10:00am

Loosening up Neck & Poll Tension in Horses
Horses tend to hold much of their tension in the neck and poll. I will demonstrate user friendly techniques to relax equine neck and poll tension, as well as general massage techniques.

Speakers
LD

Lee Dassler

Northorse Equine Massage


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

10:00am

Reaper Binder Demonstration Continues
Speakers
PB

Paul Birdsall

Horsepower Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
North Field Plots

10:00am

Reaper Binder Demonstration Continues
Speakers
PB

Paul Birdsall

Horsepower Farm
DN

Donald Nickerson

Teamsters & Drovers


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

10:15am

10:30am

10:30am

Traditional Reiki & Intuitive Reiki Demonstration
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Reiki Tent Tucked in behind the Whole Life tent, along the trees behind Health & Healing

10:30am

Traditional Reiki & Intuitive Reiki Demonstration
Speakers
EH

Ellen Hodgdon

Untucked Treasures


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Reiki Tent Tucked in behind the Whole Life tent, along the trees behind Health & Healing

10:30am

Where Have all the Bees Gone?

Join two beekeepers – Theresa Gaffney of Highland Blueberry Farm in Stockton Springs, Maine, and David Hackenberg of Hackenberg Apiaries in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania – and two scientists – Dr. Frank Drummond of the University of Maine and Dr. Kimberly Stoner of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station – to discuss the importance of pollinators and explore possible explanations for the Colony Collapse Disorder mystery.

Tom and Theresa Gaffney’s Highland Blueberry Farm is celebrating its 10th year as a MOFGA-certified organic farm. They manage 25 acres of wild blueberry fields and sell value-added products, including the first “whole plant wild blueberry tea.” Theresa began keeping a beehive for pollinating and honey five years ago to explore solutions that might help large commercial beekeepers contend with mounting challenges to bee health. She describes herself as a "biodynamic" beekeeper, concerned about toxic exposures that she cannot control, fascinated by the question of whether we can "have a healthy bee even in an unhealthy environment."

David Hackenberg has been a commercial beekeeper for half a century. Operating out of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, he trucks his bees from Maine to Florida. In 2007, he lost 75 percent of his 3,200 colonies and was the first to report massive die-offs to Penn State researchers. These losses led him to suspect the impact of pesticides, particularly neonicotinoids. He has testified in Congress about CCD and is featured in the film Vanishing of the Bees and in various media reports, including 60 Minutes. He is past president of the American Beekeepers Federation and current co-chair of the National Honey Bee Advisory Board.

Dr. Frank Drummond has a Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island and is a professor of entomology at the University of Maine. His research interests include pollination ecology, integrated pest management of blueberry pests in Maine, and conservation of native bees. He is completing a major collaborative research project following 30 honeybee colonies in each of seven states, exploring links between honeybee pathogens, pesticide diversity in pollen, foraging area in agriculture and honeybee colony health.   

Dr. Kimberly Stoner has a Ph.D. in entomology from Cornell University and is associate agricultural scientist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Her research focuses on measuring pesticides in pollen and nectar, pollination of pumpkins and squash, and abundance and diversity of native bees on vegetable farms. She has a project measuring pesticides in pollen collected from honeybee hives, and measuring pesticides in the pollen and nectar of squash plants treated with systemic insecticides used in  conventional farming.  

The panel will be moderated by Sharon Tisher, who teaches environmental law in the University of Maine Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program.


Speakers
FD

Frank Drummond

UMaine School of Biology & Ecology
TG

Theresa Gaffney

Highland Blueberry Farm
DH

David Hackenberg

Hackenberg Apiaries
KS

Kimberly Stoner

Connecticut Ag. Experiment Station


Saturday September 22, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

10:30am

Apply Basic Dowsing to Your Life
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 10:30am - 12:30pm
Whole Life Tent Along the trees and tucked in behind Health & Healing. Head south toward the Pine Gate past the Greenhouse.

11:00am

Organic Health Care for Ruminant Animals

Methods to take care of your ruminants health organically.


Speakers
HK

Hue Karreman

CROPP Coop/Organic Valley


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00am
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

11:00am

The Many Uses of the Cattail Plant
Demonstrating the many uses of Cattails. From shelter, to food and medicine, friction fire to fish spears. We will see, hear and experience Cattails. Demostrations will include friction fire with cattail, shelter building, medicinal uses, making cattail flour, rope, weaving, spears and more.

Speakers
AS

Adam Stone

Camp Forest


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 11:50am
Railcar Speakers Tent Behind Environmental Concerns and YEZ, next to the shingled building (Sprinkler Water Tank Building)

11:00am

Return to Transportation Independence, Trekking Poles Plus Trike
Speakers
MO

Michie O'Day

Bicycle Coalition of Maine


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

11:00am

Seed Starting with Compost & Eggshells
compost

Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

11:00am

Weaving on a Cardboard Loom
Speakers
TL

The Long Barn Educational Initiative At Broadturn Farm

Beatrice Perron Dahlin | The Long Barn Educational Initiative At Broadturn Farm | 388 Broadturn Rd | Scarborough, ME 04074 | 603-321-3009 | | Our mission is to cultivate a knowledge of and respect for locally produced, organically farmed food, and the environment within our community and throughout Maine.


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Farm & Homestead Kids Tent

11:00am

Taste Testing with Local Foods in Local Schools
This talk will educate and raise awareness about Taste Tests as a tool to educate children and their teachers about good nutrition and the role of local farms in promoting healthy, sustainable communities.

Speakers
AP

Abby Plummer & Karen Kleinkopf

The Morris Farm Trust and Farms


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

11:00am

The Future of the Occupy Movement
What's the future of the Occupy Movement in Maine and beyond? What has it accomplished, and where is it going? This discussion will focus on how people can become involved and change the focus from power politics to "power to the people" thru the Occupy Movement.

Speakers
LD

Larry Dansinger

Resources for Organizing and Social Change


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

11:00am

Plarn - Crochet with Plastic Yarn
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Compost & Recycling Past Maintenance Garage, to the South

11:00am

The Holistic Orchard: Growing Healthy Fruit
Our primary role as orchardists is to build system health. Embracing forest edge ecology is critical when it comes to getting a leg up on fruit tree diseases and addressing pest challenges. Equally telling is the nutrient density—and flavor!—of the apples we then harvest for our families and communities. Come learn about fungal allies, root relationships, and the biodiversity that makes good fruit possible. Holistic orcharding involves a wide breadth of knowledge and timeliness, yet one fact stands clear—we can have beautiful apples, peaches and the like, all grown without chemical intervention. This whirlwind tour touches on a broad range of alternative approaches to meet the challenges at any site.

Speakers
MP

Michael Phillips

Heartsong Farm Healing Herbs


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts

11:00am

Sharpening the European Scythe
Techniques for sharpening a European Scythe

Speakers
RS

Richard Scott

Scythe Supply


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet at Booth Look up the Vendors' booth location.

11:00am

Back to Basics for Farm Planning
Simple, yet comprehensive approaches to farm planning will be presented featuring free tools available on-line at www.farmorganizer.com Come prepared to get a little planning done for your homestead, hobby farm or big operation and learn tips and tricks to involve others in your planning activities.

Speakers
HI

Harris Ivens

Grounded Business Solutions


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

11:00am

Beginning Seed Saving for the Home Gardener
I've been coordinating this talk with Will Bonsall, allowing him to do advanced seed saving. The goal is to convince people who may not have saved seed before that it is less intimidating than one might think, and to focus on the basics of seed saving, primarily self fertile annuals.

Speakers
JU

James Ulager

Seed Savers Exchange


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

11:00am

Creating Food Ecosystems
This presentation will focus on how the Ferry Beach Ecology School uses the science of ecology to create a sustainable food system. Participants will come away with an understanding of how to create a scalable, low maintenance, sustainable food system through application of ecology.

Speakers
JI

John Ibsen

Ferry Beach Ecology School


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

11:00am

Garlic Cultivation Demo
Speakers
JK

Jack Kertesz

MOFGA Trial Gardens


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
North Orchard The garden plots and orchard located north of the Folk Arts, east of Energy and Shelter, and south of the Rose Gate Farmers' Market

11:00am

History of Excavated Soil Pit on Fair Grounds
Speakers
DT

David Turcotte

Maine Assoc. of Professional Soil Scientists


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Soil Pit

11:00am

Dyeing with Indigo
Speakers
CT

Cynthia Thayer

Wednesday Spinners


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday Spinners In front of the Sheep Dog Demos arena, next to the Fleece Tent and across from the Pocket Park at the southern tip of the North Orchard

11:00am

Firewood Production & Management
Speakers
KN

Kirk Niese

Niese Forestry Works LLC


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

11:00am

Five Natural Ways to Fight the Flu
Forget sneezing into your elbow. Here are five ways to help safeguard your family, whether it's a seasonal flu or the next pandemic.

Speakers
CM

Christopher Maloney

Maloney Medical


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

11:00am

Building Your Immune System for Winter & Beyond
Speakers
MW

Marcia Walden

Eden Hill Essentials


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Herb Tent Along the paved road, across from the Fleece Tent and behind the Blacksmith Shop in Folk Arts

11:00am

Basic Horselogging: Is Your Horse Ready?
Speakers
TW

Tracey Wilkerson

Gould Academy


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Round Pen

11:00am

General Goat Care
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

11:00am

How to Purchase Quality Sheep: What to Look For
Speakers
JM

Joe Miller

Rivercroft Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

11:00am

Raising Poultry in Maine: Health Topics
Speakers
AL

Anne Lichtenwalner

UMaine Coop. Extn.


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

11:00am

Tender, Delicious Grassfed Beef, from Farm to Plate
Speakers
avatar for Shannon Hayes

Shannon Hayes

Sap Bush Hollow Farm
Blending story telling, farm humor, and an uncanny knack for stirring up trouble, Shannon examines the history of consumerism in America, how it played out in the household, the effects it has had on our food system and culture, and how we can recover our households, our communities, our ecosystem and our country. Like much of her work, this talk is characteristically controversial, and is likely to stir up debate as well as inspire action... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

11:00am

Molded Maple Sugar Demonstrations
We will be demonstrating at our booth again this year the making of molded maple sugar (soft candy) at approximately 11 am each day of the fair (weather permitting-if it is raining too hard we will be unable to make the demonstration).

Speakers
MK

MaryAnne Kinney

Kinney's Sugarhouse


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet at Booth Look up the Vendors' booth location.

11:00am

Processing Acorns into Flour
Speakers
CA

Christopher & Ashirah Knapp

Koviashuvik Local Living School


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

11:00am

Wine Making Made Easy
This talk will take participants through the process of making Fruit Wines at home using simple methods of extracting juice from various fruits such as Strawberries, Elderberries, Apples etc. We will discuss the fermentation process, Sterilization process and bottling.

Speakers
JC

Jim Cornish

Stone Soup Inst.


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Country Kitchen Demos Next to the Exhibition Hall on the North side of the Building

11:00am

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old time string band music


Artists
BT

Bound to Have a Little Fun String Band

Old time string music sure to keep your toes tapping or feet dancing!


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

11:00am

Women With Wings

Acapella Singing Group


Artists
avatar for Women With Wings

Women With Wings

Women with Wings is a mostly acapella singing circle, often with drumming accompaniment. The group is fluid in nature, oscillating between 20-30 women who appear each Thursday to sing in the group. They sing simple songs and chants from the heart in an informal and comfortable setting, using tenets of the living oral tradition - no sheet music - just "going with the flow"! Here is their mission statement: "Women With Wings seeks the spiritual... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Roving

11:00am

Masonry Heaters in Maine Homes
Albie will discuss the construction & performance of masonry heaters in Maine homes.

Speakers
AB

Albert Barden

Maine Wood Heat Co. Inc.
Maine Wood Heat Co., Inc. was founded in 1976, and is owned and operated by three family partners: Albie, Cheryl, and their son, Scott Barden. For over thirty years, the mission of Maine Wood Heat has been to introduce high efficiency, environmentally friendly, clean burning, and health giving wood burning masonry heater, cooking and baking systems to North America. For decades, Maine Wood Heat has partnered with Le Panyol, the... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

11:00am

Felt a Sampler, Class: $12
Speakers
AB

Andree Bella

Board Landing Farm & Nursery


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 2

11:00am

Kolunkayowan Wikpiyik - Protecting the Ash for Future Generations
Ash Task Force representatives speak about the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance and Maine Forest Service’s efforts to save the ash trees in Maine from the impending arrival of the Emerald Ash Borer beetle

Speakers
MI

Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance

Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
Theresa Secord | Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance | PO Box 325 | Old Town, ME 04468 | | | Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maine Indian Basketmakers Maine INdian Basketmakers Alliance Tent, right on the Common at the front of Folk Arts

11:00am

Make a Canoe Paddle Demo
Speakers
KS

Kevin Slater

Mahoosuc Guides


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

11:00am

Four Abreast Mule Hitch
Speakers
RC

Robert Crichton

Pine Hill Mules


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

11:00am

Riding Cultivator Demonstration
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

11:00am

Witness Draft Power Versatility
Speakers
DN

Donald Nickerson

Teamsters & Drovers


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:00am - 6:00pm
Field Plots

11:30am

Animal Reiki
Speakers
KD

Kathy Drage

Earth Talk


Saturday September 22, 2012 11:30am - 12:00pm
Reiki Tent Tucked in behind the Whole Life tent, along the trees behind Health & Healing

12:00pm

Eco-skits: 'Forest Garden Garbage Man'
Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

12:00pm

Beginning Beekeeping in Maine
Covers the basics of getting started with bees in a cold weather climate.

Speakers
LS

Lincoln Sennett

Swan's Honey


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts

12:00pm

Health & Healing with Bee Products
Speakers
RC

Ross Conrad

Dancing Bee Gardens


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

12:00pm

Electric Bike Forum
Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

12:00pm

Hot Topics in Civil Liberties
What are the biggest threats to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in 2012? This discussion will focus on the most current civil liberties issues -- from new restrictions on voting, to the struggle for same-sex marriage, to racial justice and over-incarceration.

Speakers
SB

Shenna Bellows

ACLU of Maine


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

12:00pm

Sprouting Healthy Maine Kids
Our group shall focus on their raised bed gardening experience and how this experience supports 5210, MyPlate, community involvement, and life-long learning.

Speakers
SB

Sherry Blanchard

Morison Memorial School


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

12:00pm

MOFGA Orchard Tour: What We Do & Why
Tour of the orchard with explanation of organic methods.

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
North Orchard The garden plots and orchard located north of the Folk Arts, east of Energy and Shelter, and south of the Rose Gate Farmers' Market

12:00pm

Advanced Seed Saving
Speakers
WB

Will Bonsall

Scatterseed Project


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

12:00pm

Answers to Questions About Being a Farm Apprentice: Apprentice Hub
Come and meet current apprentices, get answers to your questions about apprenticeships, learn more about MOFGA's New Farmer Training programs and find an apprenticeship on the job board.

Speakers
MA

MOFGA Apprenticeship Program

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

12:00pm

Growing Short-Season Open Pollinated Melons
Summarizes the results of a SARE-funded on-farm trial of 20 open-pollinated short-season melons, as well as providing general tips for growing melons in cold-climate areas.

Speakers
AP

Alice Percy

Treble Ridge Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

12:00pm

Sahaja Meditation
Sahaja meditation is a time honored technique which simplifies the attainment of our highest state of being.This method balances all aspects of our nervous system.Come learn how to awaken the living energy built within you which is ready to support your journey towards peace, harmony and health.

Speakers
JG

Jane Gagnier

Sahaja Meditation


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

12:00pm

Herbs for Easing Stress & Calming the Mind
Speakers
DS

Deb Soule

Avena Botanicals


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Herb Tent Along the paved road, across from the Fleece Tent and behind the Blacksmith Shop in Folk Arts

12:00pm

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sheep Dog Demo

12:00pm

Dairy Goats for Mutual Profit & Joy
The nature of the goat; how to live with them for mutual profit and joy.

Speakers
CH

Charles Hopkins

Tramps Rest


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

12:00pm

Training Your Horse When You Have No Time
Speakers
RM

Roberta Manter

Oak Hill Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Round Pen

12:00pm

Whole Systems Poultry Husbandry
Speakers
avatar for Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery

Harvey Ussery, author of The Small-Scale Poultry Flock (Chelsea Green, 2011), has been developing his whole-systems poultry husbandry for decades and has been writing about chickens and other fowl for Backyard Poultry since the inception of the magazine in early 2006. He has also written numerous articles for Mother Earth News and Countryside & Small Stock Journal, and has published in American Pastured Poultry Producers Association's... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

12:00pm

12:00pm

Sacred Harp Shapenote Singers

Sacred Harp Music



Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

12:00pm

The Small House Sketch Book
We'll explore small houses focusing on homes in the 600 to 800 sqft. range. I'll present a number of ways for people to clarify what they want anf need in a house. We'll look at the benefits of a small house including the fewer resources required to build, maintain and heat.

Speakers
JB

Jim Bahoosh

Jim Bahoosh, Builder


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

12:00pm

Bow-Making Demo
Speakers
avatar for Maine Primitive Skills School

Maine Primitive Skills School

Adult Programs Director, Maine Primitive Skills School
Sharing ancestral skills to foster deep nature connections, independence, and resilient community. | | Maine Primitive Skills School 716 Church Hill RdAugusta, ME 04090207-623-7298


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 1

12:00pm

Load Canoe for Wilderness Trip
Speakers
LJ

Lisa & Jeffrey DeHart

Bear & Otter Guides


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

12:00pm

Make a Leather Pouch, Class: $10
Speakers
CA

Christopher & Ashirah Knapp

Koviashuvik Local Living School


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 1

12:00pm

Weaving a 'Work Basket' Demonstrations
Basket weaving demonstration

Speakers
MI

Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance

Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance
Theresa Secord | Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance | PO Box 325 | Old Town, ME 04468 | | | Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Maine Indian Basketmakers Maine INdian Basketmakers Alliance Tent, right on the Common at the front of Folk Arts

12:00pm

Wild Foods: What, How, and Why
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Country Kitchen Demos Next to the Exhibition Hall on the North side of the Building

12:00pm

Ryan Flaherty & the Burners
Gypsy Guitar

Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Amphitheater

12:00pm

Seed Exchange
Saturday September 22, 2012 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibition Hall The large building on the East side of the Common

12:30pm

Toughcats

Atlantic Americana


Artists
avatar for Toughcats

Toughcats

Toughcats: folk music of Maine's Atlantic island communities and so much more -- unforgettable, rootsy, indie-grass-acoustic-rock with a wild and engaging stage show that never fails to have people laughing and "wow!"-ing from the get-go, dancing throughout, and hollering for more by the end. Shared the stage with Old Crow Medicine Show, Tony Trischka, Steep Canyon Rangers, Hot Buttered Rum, etc. Arootsakoostik, True/False Film Festival... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

12:30pm

Homeopathy
The method and application of homeopathy will be described in context of conventional and alternative medicine.

Speakers
DV

Dirk Vandersloot

Ctr. for Health & Healing


Saturday September 22, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Whole Life Tent Along the trees and tucked in behind Health & Healing. Head south toward the Pine Gate past the Greenhouse.

1:00pm

Humanure: Recovering Resource from the Waste System
Composting as an alternative to a flush toilet: a home-size system.

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
North Orchard Garden Shed

1:00pm

Children's Pie & Natural Dessert Judging
Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Exhibition Hall The large building on the East side of the Common

1:00pm

Fifty Years Since Silent Spring - Thirty Years of Organizing for a World Free of Toxic Pesticides
Speakers
avatar for Jay Feldman

Jay Feldman

Beyond Pesticides
For more than three decades, Jay Feldman has been hammering away at the likes of Monsanto, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Dow, Dupont, Bayer, Syngenta and pesticides industry lobby groups such as the misleadingly named RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment). Feldman cofounded the advocacy organization Beyond Pesticides and has been its director since 1981. Like MOFGA, Feldman seeks a transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. Under his... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
The Common

1:00pm

Earth Jams

Family music


Artists
ML

Matt Loosigian

Earth Jams


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

1:00pm

Slow Money Maine Conversation
Slow Money ME leaders will host an informal conversation about creative opportunities for investing in local sustainable food systems

Speakers
BR

Bonnie Rukin

Slow Money Maine


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Railcar Speakers Tent Behind Environmental Concerns and YEZ, next to the shingled building (Sprinkler Water Tank Building)

1:00pm

Recumbents Forum
Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

1:00pm

Connecting Youth to their Local Environment & Community
As kids spend more and more time indoors and plugged in, there is bound to be a disconnect between these future leaders and our current goals for Land Conservation and Community. Trust in our Children bridges that gap by connecting the local elementary school with our Conservation Trust. Trust in our Children provides unique adventures on our properties that teach them about their history and local environments as well as enhance their education through hands on experiences. It is our hope that we are instilling in them a sense of place that they will be invested in caring for, for their lifetime. Come see why environmental education is vital for this generation, and learn how we are working on providing it for our community!

Speakers
LL

Leia Lowry

Trust In Our Children - Kennebunkport Conservation Trust


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

1:00pm

The Occupy Movement in Maine - Present & Future
Will begin by briefing participants on the history of the Occupy movement beginning in NYC and its inception in Maine. We will have a small panel of representatives to engage and give perspective on the issues, tactics and next steps for Occupiers and allies around the state.

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

1:00pm

Poly-Culture Orcharding in the 21st Century
How to create and maintain a poly-culture orchard where fruit trees and a wide assortment of companion plants, small fruits and even vegetables interact and work together to create a healthy environment for growing food.

Speakers
JB

John Bunker Jr

FEDCO Trees


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hayloft The speakers tent in Agricultural Products, the area between Crafts and Folk Arts

1:00pm

Mowing Techniques for European Scythes
Techniques for mowing with a European Scythe

Speakers
RS

Richard Scott

Scythe Supply


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet at Booth Look up the Vendors' booth location.

1:00pm

What to Look for When Purchasing an Older Tractor
What to look for in an older tractor and determining needs instead of wants

Speakers
GD

Glen DeWitt

Maine Antique Tractor Club


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Antique Tractors Next to Maintenance Garage

1:00pm

Common Soil Problems in Gardens & Hoop Houses
Troubleshooting common garden soil management problems, how to avoid them, and what to do about them. Will also cover problems perculiar to hoop houses & high tunnels.

Speakers
BH

Bruce Hoskins

Maine Soil Testing Service


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

1:00pm

Options for Bed Preparation: Soil Building with Hand Tools
Speakers
JK

Jack Kertesz

MOFGA Trial Gardens


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
North Orchard The garden plots and orchard located north of the Folk Arts, east of Energy and Shelter, and south of the Rose Gate Farmers' Market

1:00pm

Soil & Compost Science
Speakers
SE

Susan Erich

Plant Soil and Env. Sciences


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Compost & Recycling Past Maintenance Garage, to the South

1:00pm

Wet & Dry Seed Saving
We will be giving a hands-on demonstration at 10 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM each day of the fair highlighting wet and dry seed processing for small-scale organic farmers. Please bring seed to be cleaned by expert seed cleaners from the USDA - ARS, Plant Genetic Resources Unit in Geneva, NY.

Speakers
NO

Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative

Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative
William Garman | Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative | 630 W North St | Geneva, NY 14456-0462 | 315-719-8129 | | seed cleaning, seed saving, seed preservation


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Agricultural Demonstrations

1:00pm

Will Natural Fibers Survive our High-tech World?
Wild, wooly and endangered? Wool is natural and renewable, yet the global flock continues to dwindle. As wool production declines, it not only changes the face of the landscape, but of those who have dwelt on the land for centuries. Will wool survive our high-tech world?

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Fleece Speakers Tent

1:00pm

Hand Powered Tree Felling
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

1:00pm

Living Gluten Free
Dr. Vacher will be speaking on the complexities of gluten-intolerance, diagnosis and treatment as well as the complications of food buying, food preparation and life-style changes necessitated by this condition. Dr. Vacher will bring her personal experience with the condition to the talk.

Speakers
KV

Kerri Vacher

Belfast Natural Medicine


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

1:00pm

Herbs for the Digestive System
We'll discuss the digestive system and some of my favorite herbs for strengthening it.

Speakers
GE

Gail Edwards

Blessed Maine Herb Co


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Herb Tent Along the paved road, across from the Fleece Tent and behind the Blacksmith Shop in Folk Arts

1:00pm

Calm the Nervous Horse
Speakers
PH

Peter Hagerty

Peace Fleece


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Round Pen

1:00pm

Preparing for Birth in Sheep: Birth, Aftercare, & the First 24 Hrs
Speakers
JM

Joe Miller

Rivercroft Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

1:00pm

Protocol for Eliminating Sheep & Goat Foot Rot
Speakers
DB

Dick Brzozowski

Cumberland County Cooperative Extension


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 1 Larger of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

1:00pm

Q&A: Organic Livestock - Drop by & Ask our Expert
Speakers
DS

Diane Schivera

MOFGA Organic Livestock Specialist


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

1:00pm

Teaching Donkeys to Drive
Speakers
CW

Claire Wallace

Haffas Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

1:00pm

Using Mules on the Farm
Speakers
RC

Robert Crichton

Pine Hill Mules


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

1:00pm

Why Geese?
Speakers
HH

Henry Hamilton

Maine Fun Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Livestock Speakers Tent 2 Smaller of the two Livestock Speakers' tents, located in front of the Rabbit Barn and Show Ring along the Boulevard.

1:00pm

Foraging for Mushrooms: Rewards & Pitfalls
ME is home to some world-class edible and medicinal mushrooms and anyone with a discerning eye who follows prudent guidelines can supplement plate and pantry with healthy excellent-tasting, sustainably harvested food. Come and be exposed to the possibilities.

Speakers
GM

Greg Marley

Mushrooms for Health


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

1:00pm

Solar Cooking, Straw Box Cooking
Speakers
TB

Tom Bartol

Lorax Hill Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Country Kitchen Demos Next to the Exhibition Hall on the North side of the Building

1:00pm

Folk Dance and Balkan Women's Choir
International Folk Dance


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

1:00pm

Solar Power That Makes Cents for Your Home
Learn about practical uses for solar hot water in Maine, as well as current incentives and environmental savings.

Speakers
BB

Bill Behrens

ReVision Energy LLC


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

1:00pm

Burnurwurbskek Drum Performance
Traditional Penobscot and Wabanaki songs and dance

Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Maine Indian Basketmakers Maine INdian Basketmakers Alliance Tent, right on the Common at the front of Folk Arts

1:00pm

How to do Home Funerals
Speakers
avatar for Chuck Lakin

Chuck Lakin

Giving people the information they need to make good choices about what happens to their body after death.


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 2

1:00pm

Storytelling with Old Turtle
Speakers
RR

Ray Reitze

New Beginnings


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Folk Arts Tent 1

1:00pm

Maine Squeeze Accordian Ensemble

Accordion


Artists
avatar for Maine Squeeze Accordian Ensemble

Maine Squeeze Accordian Ensemble

The Maine Squeeze plays eclectic music from around the world in hand clapping, foot tapping accordion tradition. Fair goers are encouraged to join their wandering minstrels, as they often bring smiles, singing and dancing throughout the fairgrounds to all ages. Their roving band has up to 8 accordion players as well as a washboard player - many times other musicians simply join right in. They also have a tradition of leading an afternoon Parade... Read More →


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Roving

1:00pm

Equine Acupressure Demonstration
The benefits of working a horse's bladder meridian are numerous. We'll review basic technique, meridian location, and association points.

Speakers
LD

Lee Dassler

Northorse Equine Massage


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

1:30pm

Log Scooting Contest
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Large Livestock Demo Area

1:30pm

Animal Communication
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Whole Life Tent Along the trees and tucked in behind Health & Healing. Head south toward the Pine Gate past the Greenhouse.

1:30pm

1:45pm

Lissa Schneckenburger & Bethany Waickman

Traditional NE fiddle tunes and folk songs


Artists
avatar for Lissa Schneckenburger & Bethany Waickman

Lissa Schneckenburger & Bethany Waickman

The traditional music of New England can be as warm and comforting as a winter fire or as potent and exhilarating as a summer thunderstorm. Lissa Schneckenburger and Bethany Waickman are masters of both moods, bringing new life to old ballads; skillful, dynamic fiddlers who capture the driving rhythm and carefree joy of dance tunes old and new.


Saturday September 22, 2012 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Spotlight Stage Right off the paved road, nestled in the South Food area facing south towards Maine Marketplace and the large greenhouse

2:00pm

What it Means to be Green - Politically
The Maine Green Independent Party has been working to transform politics in Maine ever since its inception in 1984 as a broad political movement. Learn what green activists are doing to make the Green Party a viable alternative, including candidates running for office.

Speakers
AP

Asher Platts

Maine Green Independent Party


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 2:40pm
Social & Political Action Speakers Tent

2:00pm

Peaks Island Puppets present Solomon and Ashmedai

All ages puppet show featuring Peaks Island Puppets!


Artists
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Peaks Island Puppets

PIPs (Peaks Island Puppets) was developed by Julie Goell and features puppeteers David Handwerker, Stephanie Eliot, and Bess Welden who peform puppet shows based on traditional Jewish folklore. Performances include Solomon & Ashmedei, Purim Spiel for Two, and others still in process.


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Sunflower Stage Children's Area

2:00pm

Healing with Nature
From experience with working with children outdoors at Camp forest for over 8 years. seeing the nature and the child that is within all humans. We will talk about the amazing healing powers that nature has for all ages. Not only the nature that is outdoors but the nature that is within every human

Speakers
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Adam Stone

Camp Forest


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Railcar Speakers Tent Behind Environmental Concerns and YEZ, next to the shingled building (Sprinkler Water Tank Building)

2:00pm

Awareness & the Art of Being - Fox Walking to Notice
Join Jen Deraspe, Holistic Life Coach and founder of Nurture Through Nature Eco-Retreat Center, for a guided meditation walk through the fair to experience space, earth and sky in a grounded, peaceful way.

Speakers
JD

Jennifer Deraspe

Nurture Through Nature


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Meet at Booth Look up the Vendors' booth location.

2:00pm

Bike Parade! Celebrate Wheeled Mobility - Bell Suggested
Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bicycle Valet Next to Rose Gate (North side of the Fairgrounds)

2:00pm

Sustainable Education, Sustainable Communities
Education has a role to play in building sustainable communities. To be effective at this, we must re-invent education in ways that foster understanding of our connection to the ecological and social systems we are part of.

Speakers
RS

Ryder Scott

UMaine 4-H Ctr. At Bryant Pond


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Young Maine Speakers Tent Located behind the Young Maine exhibitors' tent, tucked in between the Young Maine and Environmental Concerns tents. Enter from the Common between YEZ and Young Maine.

2:00pm

Introduction to Vermicomposting
Do you compost outdoors in the summer and want to continue all winter? Are you new to composting and want to give vermicomposting a try? Learn to build a worm bin for

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Farm & Homestead Speakers Tent Farm & Homestead Area, between the Pine Gate (South) and Maine Marketplace

2:00pm

Apple Tasting
Tasting old and new apple varieties.

Speakers
JB

John Bunker Jr

FEDCO Trees


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet at Booth Look up the Vendors' booth location.

2:00pm

Backyard Grain Growing
Speakers
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Will Bonsall

Scatterseed Project


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Windsor Tent The larger of the two speakers' tents in the Agricultural Demonstrations area. Located south of the Ag Demo exhibitors' tent, across from the South Orchard.

2:00pm

Preparing for & Conducting a Land Search
At this presentation, you will learn about all the tools and resources available to guide you as you search for your dream farm, as well as get a clear idea of all the considerations you need to keep in mind throughout the whole process. Reps from ME Farmland Trust will lead the discussion.

Speakers
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Erica Buswell

Maine Farmland Trust


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Litchfield Tent Agricultural Demonstrations Area

2:00pm

Spinning Specialty Yarns
Speakers
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Kate Henry

Spinning Dyeing & Weaving


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday Spinners In front of the Sheep Dog Demos arena, next to the Fleece Tent and across from the Pocket Park at the southern tip of the North Orchard

2:00pm

The Magic of Mohair
Speakers
PP

Pogo Pogorelc

Friends' Folly Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fleece Speakers Tent

2:00pm

10 Common Landowner Mistakes
Speakers
TD

Tom Doak

SWOAM
Small Woodlot Owners of Maine


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Low Impact Forestry Tent & Demonstration Area Exit the Pine Gate (south). Located a very short walk down the path and before the RR tracks.

2:00pm

2:00pm

Birth Options for Women with Previous Cesareans
With Cesarean birth rates in the US at an all-time high, more and more women are faced with the challenge of weighing their options for subsequent births. What are our options in Maine? This talk will address the subject of Vaginal Birth After Cesarean(VBAC)in Maine with plenty of time for questions

Speakers
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Suzanne Norgang

Certified Nurse-Midwife


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Health & Healing Speakers Tent

2:00pm

Mrs Thrift Cooks Up a Storm, Using Herbs
MRS. THRIFT COOKS UP A STORM!

Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Herb Tent Along the paved road, across from the Fleece Tent and behind the Blacksmith Shop in Folk Arts

2:00pm

Basic Ground Driving
Speakers
IM

Izzy McKay

Stantial Brook Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Round Pen

2:00pm

Border Collie Demos
Speakers
DK

David Kennard

Wellscroft Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sheep Dog Demo

2:00pm

Healthy Mouth, Happy Horse
Understanding the benefits of regular dental checkups, and discussion of common issues.

Speakers
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Steve Akeley

Back Forty Fjords


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barn 1 Livestock Area

2:00pm

Improving Internal Parasite Resistance in Your Flock
Speakers
TH

Thomas Hodgman

Waldoview Farm


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sheep & Goat Barn Livestock Area, north of the Show Ring and south of the Sheep Dog Demos. In between the Rabbit and Poultry barns.

2:00pm

Riding the Draft Horse
Speakers
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Tracey Wilkerson

Gould Academy


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Show Ring Center of the Livestock Area at the end of the Boulevard that runs from the Common west between Crafts and Agricultural Products

2:00pm

Selecting Dairy Animals
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barn 3 Livestock Area

2:00pm

Pie Crust for Wilderness Trip
Speakers
LJ

Lisa & Jeffrey DeHart

Bear & Otter Guides


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

2:00pm

Sourdough Bread
Speakers

Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Country Kitchen Demos Next to the Exhibition Hall on the North side of the Building

2:00pm

Contra Dance
Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maine Folk Traditions Stage On the south edge of Folk Arts, across from the Agricultural Products area, near the Blacksmith Shop

2:00pm

Q&A: Organic Certification - Drop by & Ask the Experts
Speakers
MC

MOFGA Certification Staff

MOFGA Certification Services, LLC


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
MOFGA Tent Facing the Common to the right of the Exhibition Hall (when looking from the Common).. Look for the MOFGA banners and flower sculptures.

2:00pm

Green Building & Passive Haus
Overview of the state of the art of green building in Maine and The Passive Haus approach to building comfort and lowered carbon footprint.

Speakers
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Alan Gibson

GO Logic


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Energy & Shelter Speakers Tent Energy & Shelter Area, which is located between the Rose Gate and the Sheep Dog Demos

2:00pm

Hide-Tanning Demo
Speakers
CA

Christopher & Ashirah Knapp

Koviashuvik Local Living School


Saturday September 22, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Maine Guide Camp Folk Arts

2:00pm