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Shows and demonstrations

Sustainability State at the Eco Experience

The Sustainability Stage is the Eco Experience’s location for environmental demonstrations, entertainment, and presentations.

Sustainability Stage and landscape demonstration schedule

High-efficiency LED stage lighting is being donated by Electronic Theatre Controls

Thursday, August 21

Sustainability Stage

The indoor stage hosts presentations, cooking demonstrations, films, and music on the hour. NEW this year, the Renewing the Countryside's cooking demonstrations will be a part of the Sustainability Stage. This means we'll have a bigger stage and more seating for all shows.

10 am - Eating Sustainably: Living Longer, Healthier and Cheaper while Protecting the Earth: Presented by Annalee Wolf and Terry Gips 

11 am - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents fresh pasta with heirloom tomatoes and herbed gremolata

Noon - Can We Overcome Our Consumption Addiction ("Affluenza") and Achieve Sustainability by Fulfilling Our Fundamental Needs?: Presented by Terry Gips, Alliance for Sustainability

1 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents fresh pasta with heirloom tomatoes and herbed gremolata

2 pm - Tips from a Lawn Chair Gardener - Easy and Eco-Friendly Gardening: Presented by Dawn Pape, Lawn Chair Gardener 

3 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents fresh pasta with heirloom tomatoes and herbed gremolata

4 pm - Wilderness Inquiry, UWCA, and Youth Outdoor Clubs: Presented by Julie Storck, Wilderness Inquiry

5 pm - Tips from a Lawn Chair Gardener - Easy and Eco-Friendly Gardening: Presented by Dawn Pape, Lawn Chair Gardener

7 pm - Grow a Farmer films: Popcorn and movies presented by Renewing the Countryside

Landscape Demonstrations

Field Outdoor Spaces is hosting a landscape demonstration in front of the Eco Experience building each day starting at noon.

Noon - 1 pm -  Front Yard Meadows: Bee friendly landscapes: Presented by Jason Rathe

Learn about ways you can enhance and transform your front yard lawn as pollinator habitat.

Daily Demos

In addition to the stage (with presentations happening hourly 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) we’ll also have the following demos happening throughout the building:

ReUSE Minnesota

Daily demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Demonstration times are 10-11:30, 1-2:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30 - 8:00

Improve Your Home and the Department of Commerce

Home improvement demos from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Tree Care Advisors in the Climate Adapatation exhibit

Advisors will be in the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. daily to answer tree related questions. 

Friday, August 22

Sustainability Stage

The indoor stage hosts presentations, cooking demonstrations, films, and music on the hour. NEW this year, the Renewing the Countryside's cooking demonstrations will be a part of the Sustainability Stage. This means we'll have a bigger stage and more seating for all shows.

10 am - Natural Foods and Decoratives from the Woods or Backyard: Presented by Gary Wyatt, University of Minnesota Extension 

11 am - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Produce Associate Team Lader Sean presents rice noodle salad with oil free pesto

Noon - Urban Roots presents: Rain Gardens 101: Presented by David Rittenhouse, Urban Roots

1 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Produce Associate Team Lader Sean presents rice noodle salad with oil free pesto

2 pm - Natural Foods and Decoratives from the Woods or Backyard: Presented by: Gary Wyatt, University of Minnesota Extension

3 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Produce Associate Team Lader Sean presents rice noodle salad with oil free pesto

4 pm - Understand Ethanol and Flex Fuel Vehicles: Presented by Hoon Ge, MEG Corp. 

5 pm - Woodshop Rides the Rails: Presented by The Woodshop Band 

6 pm - Woodshop Rides the Rails: Presented by The Woodshop Band

7 pm - Youth Voices of Change: Climate change youth video competition

Landscape Demonstrations

Field Outdoor Spaces is hosting a landscape demonstration in front of the Eco Experience building each day starting at noon.

Noon - 1 pm - Look inside the rooftop beehive: Presented by Susan Brown

Check out urban beekeeping and why it's so good for our cities. We'll also discuss the state of bees and what we can do to assure their safe future.

Daily Demos

In addition to the stage (with presentations happening hourly 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) we’ll also have the following demos happening throughout the building:

ReUSE Minnesota

Daily demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Demonstration times are 10-11:30, 1-2:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30 - 8:00

Improve Your Home and the Department of Commerce

Home improvement demos from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Tree Care Advisors in the Climate Adapatation exhibit

Advisors will be in the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. daily to answer tree related questions. 

Saturday, August 23

Sustainability Stage

The indoor stage hosts presentations, cooking demonstrations, films, and music on the hour. NEW this year, the Renewing the Countryside’s cooking demonstrations will be a part of the Sustainability Stage. This means we’ll have a bigger stage and more seating for all shows.

10 am – Can’t Top This! Eco-Friendly Countertops: Presented by Loren Schirber, Natural Built Home

11 am - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents zucchini lemon cakes

Noon – Sustainability Fashion for Everyone: Presented by Anupama Pasricha, St. Catherine University

1 pm - Sustainability Fashion for Everyone: Presented by Anupama Pasricha, St. Catherine University

2 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents zucchini lemon cakes

3 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents zucchini lemon cakes

4 pm – From Garbage to Gorgeous!: Presented by Liz Anderson, Natural Built Home

5 pm – One Solution to Clothing Pollution: Waste to Wearables: Presented by Anita Stech, Cut Loose Creations LLC

6 pm - One Solution to Clothing Pollution: Waste to Wearables: Presented by Anita Stech, Cut Loose Creations LLC

7 pm - Grow a Farmer films: Popcorn and movies presented by Renewing the Countryside

Landscape Demonstrations

Field Outdoor Spaces is hosting a landscape demonstration in front of the Eco Experience building each day starting at noon.

Noon - 1 pm – Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and beneficial Insects with Native Plants: Presented by Heather Holm
This talk covers the types of native pollinators that visit our gardens and how we can foster all parts of their life cycles, including providing food, water and nesting habitat. The top native plant species for pollinators will also be discussed.

Daily Demos

In addition to the stage (with presentations happening hourly 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) we’ll also have the following demos happening throughout the building:

ReUSE Minnesota

Daily demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Demonstration times are 10-11:30, 1-2:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30 - 8:00

Improve Your Home and the Department of Commerce

Home improvement demos from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Tree Care Advisors in the Climate Adapatation exhibit

Advisors will be in the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. daily to answer tree related questions. 

Sunday, August 24

Sustainability Stage

The indoor stage hosts presentations, cooking demonstrations, films, and music on the hour. NEW this year, the Renewing the Countryside's cooking demonstrations will be a part of the Sustainability Stage. This means we'll have a bigger stage and more seating for all shows.

10 am – The Buzz about Native Bees: Presented by Crystal Boyd, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

11 am - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents zucchini pickles

Noon – Imagine That!: Presented by ArtStart’s ArtScraps

1 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents zucchini pickles

2 pm – Low Waste Meals: Presented by Eva Lewandowski, Do it Green! Minnesota

3 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents zucchini pickles 

4 pm - Imagine That!: Presented by ArtStart’s ArtScraps

5 pm – Tricia and the Toonies: ENVIRO-Show Presented by Tricia and the Toonies

6 pm - Tricia and the Toonies: ENVIRO-Show Presented by Tricia and the Toonies

7 pm - Grow a Farmer films: Popcorn and movies presented by Renewing the Countryside

Landscape Demonstrations

Field Outdoor Spaces is hosting a landscape demonstration in front of the Eco Experience building each day starting at noon.

Noon - 1 pm – The Buzz about Native Bees: Presented by Crystal Boyd, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan combined have more than 500 species of native bees.  Native bees can help pollinate crops, but they still need natural access to native plants for forageing and nesting.

Daily Demos

In addition to the stage (with presentations happening hourly 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) we’ll also have the following demos happening throughout the building:

ReUSE Minnesota

Daily demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Demonstration times are 10-11:30, 1-2:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30 - 8:00

Improve Your Home and the Department of Commerce

Home improvement demos from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Tree Care Advisors in the Climate Adapatation exhibit

Advisors will be in the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. daily to answer tree related questions. 

Monday, August 25

Sustainability Stage

The indoor stage hosts presentations, cooking demonstrations, films, and music on the hour. NEW this year, the Renewing the Countryside's cooking demonstrations will be a part of the Sustainability Stage. This means we'll have a bigger stage and more seating for all shows.

 10 am - Tricia and the Toonies: ENVIRO-Show Presented by Tricia and the Toonies

11 am - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Mendoberri Cafe and Wine Bar: Chef Robt Ulrich presents Apple Strudel

Noon - Tricia and the Toonies: ENVIRO-Show Presented by Tricia and the Toonies

1 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Chef Terry John Zila presents Minnesota wild rice hotdish with chicken and cranberries

2 pm - Taking the Natural Step to Sustainability: Saving Money, Time, Health and the Planet: Presented by Terry Gips, Alliance for Sustainability

3 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Chef Terry John Zila presents Minnesota wild rice hotdish with chicken and cranberries

4 pm – Healthy Homes Minnesota: Presented by Dan Tranter, Minnesota Department of Health

5 pm – Show me the Money: 10 Simple Steps You Can Take to Save Money and the Environment: Presented Terry Gips, Alliance for Sustainability

6 pm – LEDs in Entertainment Lighting: Presented by Tom Littrell, Electronic Theatre Controls

7 pm - Grow a Farmer films: Popcorn and movies presented by Renewing the Countryside

Landscape Demonstrations

Field Outdoor Spaces is hosting a landscape demonstration in front of the Eco Experience building each day starting at noon.

Noon - 1 pm – Front Yard Meadows: Bee friendly landscapes: Presented by Jason Rathe
Learn about ways you can enhance and transform your front yard lawn as pollinator habitat.

Daily Demos

In addition to the stage (with presentations happening hourly 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) we’ll also have the following demos happening throughout the building:

ReUSE Minnesota

Daily demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Demonstration times are 10-11:30, 1-2:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30 - 8:00

Improve Your Home and the Department of Commerce

Home improvement demos from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Tree Care Advisors in the Climate Adapatation exhibit

Advisors will be in the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. daily to answer tree related questions. 

Tuesday, August 26

Sustainability Stage

The indoor stage hosts presentations, cooking demonstrations, films, and music on the hour. NEW this year, the Renewing the Countryside's cooking demonstrations will be a part of the Sustainability Stage. This means we'll have a bigger stage and more seating for all shows.

10 am – Honey Bees, Pollinators, and You!: Presented by Erin Rupp, Beez Kneez

11 am - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Chef Marshall Paulsen presents BLT with sweet corn chipolte coulis

Noon - Honey Bees, Pollinators, and You!: Presented by Erin Rupp, Beez Kneez

1 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Chef Marshall Paulsen presents BLT with sweet corn chipolte coulis

2 pm – Say I Do: How to Marry Energy and Beauty for More than a Beautiful Home: Cindy Ojczyk, More Than a Beautiful Home

3 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Chef Marshall Paulsen presents BLT with sweet corn chipolte coulis

4 pm – Going Solar in Minnesota: Technologies that work in cold climates: Presented by Stacy Miller, Going Solar

5 pm – Made in Minnesota (MiM) Solar Electric and Solar Thermal Rebates and Incentives: Presented by Kim Havey, Minnesota Department of Commerce

7 pm -  Grow a Farmer films: Popcorn and movies presented by Renewing the Countryside

Landscape Demonstrations

Field Outdoor Spaces is hosting a landscape demonstration in front of the Eco Experience building each day starting at noon.

Noon - 1 pm – Straw Bale Gardening: Presented by Joel Karsten
Grow more, faster with less weeding with straw bale gardening. Demonstration by author Joel Karsten.

Daily Demos

In addition to the stage (with presentations happening hourly 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) we’ll also have the following demos happening throughout the building:

ReUSE Minnesota

Daily demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Demonstration times are 10-11:30, 1-2:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30 - 8:00

Improve Your Home and the Department of Commerce

Home improvement demos from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Tree Care Advisors in the Climate Adapatation exhibit

Advisors will be in the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. daily to answer tree related questions. 

Wednesday, August 27

Sustainability Stage

The indoor stage hosts presentations, cooking demonstrations, films, and music on the hour. NEW this year, the Renewing the Countryside's cooking demonstrations will be a part of the Sustainability Stage. This means we'll have a bigger stage and more seating for all shows.

10 am – Keeping the Green in Community Gardens and Urban Forests: How to Provide Healthy Foods for a Hungry Community Presented by August Hoffman, Inver Hills Community College-Metropolitan State University Community Gardening Association

11 am - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Sara's Tipsy Pies presents pie pops and pie pals

Noon – Clean Water Starts Here! Presented by Deirdre Coleman, Freshwater Society

1 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Sara's Tipsy Pies presents pie pops and pie pals

2 pm – The Great Minnesota Tap Water Taste Test: Presented by Stew Thornley, Minnesota American Water Works Association

3 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Sara's Tipsy Pies presents pie pops and pie pals

4 pm - Are you missing out on Fun of Fermentation? How to get started on safe, easy, eco-friendly, delicious veggie ferments Presented by Lisa McMahon, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

5 pm – Clearwater Band: Music with an Environmental Theme:  Presented by Carolyn Dindorf, Roman Roawn, and Sheridan Dolan, Clearwater

6 pm - Clearwater Band: Music with an Environmental Theme:  Presented by Carolyn Dindorf, Clearwater

7 pm - Grow a Farmer films: Popcorn and movies presented by Renewing the Countryside

Landscape Demonstrations

Field Outdoor Spaces is hosting a landscape demonstration in front of the Eco Experience building each day starting at noon.

Noon - 1 pm - Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and beneficial Insects with Native Plants: Presented by Heather Holm
This talk covers the types of native pollinators that visit our gardens and how we can foster all parts of their life cycles, including providing food, water and nesting habitat. The top native plant species for pollinators will also be discussed.

Daily Demos

In addition to the stage (with presentations happening hourly 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) we’ll also have the following demos happening throughout the building:

ReUSE Minnesota

Daily demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Demonstration times are 10-11:30, 1-2:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30 - 8:00

Improve Your Home and the Department of Commerce

Home improvement demos from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Tree Care Advisors in the Climate Adapatation exhibit

Advisors will be in the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. daily to answer tree related questions. 

Thursday, August 28

Sustainability Stage

The indoor stage hosts presentations, cooking demonstrations, films, and music on the hour. NEW this year, the Renewing the Countryside's cooking demonstrations will be a part of the Sustainability Stage. This means we'll have a bigger stage and more seating for all shows.

10 am – Sustaining Health Between Climate Extremes: Climate Change Impacts on the Health of Minnesotans Presented by Brenda Hoppe, PhD, Minnesota Department of Health (Climate and Health Program)

11 am - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents eggplant caponata

Noon – Eliminate your electric bill: making solar work for you Presented by Rebecca Lundberg, Powerfully Green

1 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents eggplant caponata

2 pm – Superior Dream: Circumnavigating of the world’s largest lake by kayak: Presented by Greg Petry, Superior Dream

3 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents eggplant caponata 

4 pm – Powered by the Sun! Presented by Rebecca Lundberg, Powerfully Green

5 pm – How Minnesota is Breaking its Addiction to Oil: Presented by Robert Moffitt, American Lung Association in Minnesota

7 pm - Grow a Farmer films: Popcorn and movies presented by Renewing the Countryside

Landscape Demonstrations

Field Outdoor Spaces is hosting a landscape demonstration in front of the Eco Experience building each day starting at noon.

Noon - 1 pm - Straw bale gardening
Grow more, faster with less weeding with straw bale gardening. Demonstration by author Joel Karsten.

Daily Demos

In addition to the stage (with presentations happening hourly 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) we’ll also have the following demos happening throughout the building:

ReUSE Minnesota

Daily demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Demonstration times are 10-11:30, 1-2:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30 - 8:00

Improve Your Home and the Department of Commerce

Home improvement demos from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Tree Care Advisors in the Climate Adapatation exhibit

Advisors will be in the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. daily to answer tree related questions. 

Friday, August 29

Sustainability Stage

The indoor stage hosts presentations, cooking demonstrations, films, and music on the hour. NEW this year, the Renewing the Countryside's cooking demonstrations will be a part of the Sustainability Stage. This means we'll have a bigger stage and more seating for all shows.

10 am – Pick-Your-Own Energy Source: Presented by Lise Trudeau, Minnesota Department of Commerce

11 am - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Meat Team Leader Derek presents bison chili

Noon – Solar Power – Buy? Lease? Or Community Solar? Presented by Daniel Williams, Powerfully Green

1 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Meat Team Leader Derek presents bison chili 

2 pm – Homesteading in the Twin Cities: Presented by Russ Henry, Giving Tree Gardens

3 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Meat Team Leader Derek presents bison chili 

4 pm – Ecoburgers: A Better Burger for a Better Tomorrow: presented by Traci Johnson, Andrew Karr, Tonya Christianson, Jackie Kanthak, and Barb Mechura, Hopkins Public Schools

5 pm – Lower Your Carbon Footprint with Biodiesel and Clean Diesel Vehicles: Presented by Hoon Ge, MEG Corp

7 pm - Grow a Farmer films: Popcorn and movies presented by Renewing the Countryside

Landscape Demonstrations

Field Outdoor Spaces is hosting a landscape demonstration in front of the Eco Experience building each day starting at noon.

Noon - 1 pm – Look inside the rooftop beehive! Presented by Susan Brown
Check out urban beekeeping and why it's so good for our cities. We'll also discuss the state of bees and what we can do to assure their safe future.

Daily Demos

In addition to the stage (with presentations happening hourly 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) we’ll also have the following demos happening throughout the building:

ReUSE Minnesota

Daily demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Demonstration times are 10-11:30, 1-2:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30 - 8:00

Improve Your Home and the Department of Commerce

Home improvement demos from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Tree Care Advisors in the Climate Adapatation exhibit

Advisors will be in the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. daily to answer tree related questions. 

Saturday, August 30

Sustainability Stage

The indoor stage hosts presentations, cooking demonstrations, films, and music on the hour. NEW this year, the Renewing the Countryside's cooking demonstrations will be a part of the Sustainability Stage. This means we'll have a bigger stage and more seating for all shows.

10 am – Raingardens and Beyond: Healthy Yards & Clean Water Presented by Rich Harrison, Metro Blooms

11 am - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents zucchini and sweet corn fritters with romesco

Noon – What do you get when you combine a gallon of milk with a light bulb? Presented by Heather Cole, DesignHMC

1 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents zucchini and sweet corn fritters with romesco

2 pm – Beautiful Flooring Options from Sustainable Materials: Presented by Angela Foertsch, Natural Built Home

3 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents zucchini and sweet corn fritters with romesco

4 pm – Organic Farming and Conventional Farming: THE REAL DIRT Presented by Ben Doherty and David Legvold, Open Hands Farm/Legvold Farms

5 pm – Deconstruction For ReUse: The Social, Economic, and Environmental Impacts of Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion  Presented by Steven Thomas, Better Futures Minnesota

6 pm – Composting Your Food Waste at Home: Presented by Emily Barker and Tim Farnan, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

7 pm - Grow a Farmer films: Popcorn and movies presented by Renewing the Countryside

Landscape Demonstrations

Field Outdoor Spaces is hosting a landscape demonstration in front of the Eco Experience building each day starting at noon.

Noon - 1 pm – Front Yard Meadows: Bee friendly landscapes Presented by Jason Rathe
Learn about ways you can enhance and transform your front yard lawn as pollinator habitat.

Daily Demos

In addition to the stage (with presentations happening hourly 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) we’ll also have the following demos happening throughout the building:

ReUSE Minnesota

Daily demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Demonstration times are 10-11:30, 1-2:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30 - 8:00

Improve Your Home and the Department of Commerce

Home improvement demos from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Tree Care Advisors in the Climate Adapatation exhibit

Advisors will be in the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. daily to answer tree related questions. 

Sunday, August 31

Sustainability Stage

The indoor stage hosts presentations, cooking demonstrations, films, and music on the hour. NEW this year, the Renewing the Countryside's cooking demonstrations will be a part of the Sustainability Stage. This means we'll have a bigger stage and more seating for all shows.

10 am – Minnesota Community Solar: Solar for Everyone! Presented by Ken Bradley, MN Community Solar

11 am - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents watermelon tomato gazpacho

Noon – The Green Roofs of Minnesota Presented by Angie Durham, Minnesota Green Roofs Council, AD Greenroof LLC

1 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents watermelon tomato gazpacho

2 pm – Natural Foods and Decoratives from the Woods or Backyard: Presented by Gary Wyatt, University of Minnesota Extension

3 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Whole Foods Markets: Chef Ani presents watermelon tomato gazpacho

4 pm – Walk! Bike! Fun! Presented by Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, BikeMN

5 pm – A Better State through Transit: Presented by Michael McDowell, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change

6 pm – Community Solar: No Roof Needed Presented by Laura Burrington, Minnesota Renewable Energy Society

7 pm - Grow a Farmer films: Popcorn and movies presented by Renewing the Countryside

Landscape Demonstrations

Field Outdoor Spaces is hosting a landscape demonstration in front of the Eco Experience building each day starting at noon.

Noon - 1 pm – The Buzz About Native Bees: Presented by Crystal Boyd, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan combined have more than 500 species of native bees.  Native bees can help pollinate crops, but they still need natural access to native plants for forageing and nesting.

Daily Demos

In addition to the stage (with presentations happening hourly 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) we’ll also have the following demos happening throughout the building:

ReUSE Minnesota

Daily demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Demonstration times are 10-11:30, 1-2:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30 - 8:00

Improve Your Home and the Department of Commerce

Home improvement demos from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Tree Care Advisors in the Climate Adapatation exhibit

Advisors will be in the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. daily to answer tree related questions. 

Monday, September 1

Sustainability Stage

The indoor stage hosts presentations, cooking demonstrations, films, and music on the hour. NEW this year, the Renewing the Countryside's cooking demonstrations will be a part of the Sustainability Stage. This means we'll have a bigger stage and more seating for all shows.

10 am – Diving Electric in Minnesota: Presented by Jukka Kukkonen, Minnesota Plug-in Vehicle Owners’ Circle

11 am - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Sioux Chef: Sean Sherman presents smoked turkey wasna, wild rice flatbred (GF), mixed berry wojapi, wild purslane, iced cherry/maple tea

Noon - SEWERMAN!  Presented by David Legvold

1 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Sioux Chef: Sean Sherman presents smoked turkey wasna, wild rice flatbred (GF), mixed berry wojapi, wild purslane, iced cherry/maple tea

2 pm - Diving Electric in Minnesota: Presented by Jukka Kukkonen, Minnesota Plug-in Vehicle Owners’ Circle

3 pm - Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration by Sioux Chef: Sean Sherman presents smoked turkey wasna, wild rice flatbred (GF), mixed berry wojapi, wild purslane, iced cherry/maple tea

4 pm – Creating an Allergy and Toxin Free Home Presented by Shaylee Oleson, Eco Shaylee LLC

5 pm - SEWERMAN!  Presented by David Legvold

7 pm - Grow a Farmer films: Popcorn and movies presented by Renewing the Countryside

Landscape Demonstrations

Field Outdoor Spaces is hosting a landscape demonstration in front of the Eco Experience building each day starting at noon.

Noon - 1 pm – Straw Bale Gardening: Presented by Joel Karsten
Grow more, faster with less weeding with straw bale gardening. Demonstration by author Joel Karsten.

Daily Demos

In addition to the stage (with presentations happening hourly 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) we'll also have the following demos happening throughout the building:

ReUSE Minnesota

Daily demonstrations of DIY reuse projects and repair techniques. Demonstration times are 10-11:30, 1-2:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30 - 8:00

Improve Your Home and the Department of Commerce

Home improvement demos from noon to 6 p.m. daily.

Tree Care Advisors in the Climate Adapatation exhibit

Advisors will be in the exhibit from noon to 4 p.m. daily to answer tree related questions. 

Special events on the Sustainability Stage

Youth voices of change: Climate change youth video competition

  • Friday, August 22 at 7 p.m.

Youth entering grades 4-12 will share how they are engaging in solutions to climate change in their own homes, schools and communities. At least ten finalist's videos from the Will Steger Foundation and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Youth Voices of Change: Climate Change Youth Video Competition will be shown. You'll get to meet the film creators, too! Awards will be presented in six categories.

 

 

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