August 31

10:00 a.m. Tying sustainability and art into a remodel project
Follow licensed contractor Ramy Selim through a remodel from the ground up, from selecting lumber and sheet rock to wiring and plumbing. He will also go through some artistic things you can do in your space. (Ramy Selim, Sunny Day Earth Solutions)
11:00 a.m.Renewing the Countryside Cooking Demonstration (Hai Truong, Ngon Bistro)
NoonThe Real Dirt: Conventional farming and organic farming
Organic farming and conventional farming share many commonalities. We’ll learn how each farm protects water, preserves soil, and produces the food we eat. (Dave Legvold and Ben Doherty, Legvold Farms)
1.00 p.m.Renewing the Countryside Cooking Demonstration (Hai Truong, Ngon Bistro)
2:00 p.m.Electric Vehicles in Minnesota
There are over 1 million electric vehicles driving on US roads every day, and the numbers are increasing every month. Bring your own questions for conversation following the presentation. (Jukka Kukkonen, Minnesota Electric Vehicle Owners)
3:00 p.m.Renewing the Countryside Cooking Demonstration (Hai Truong, Ngon Bistro)
3:15 p.m.Adopt a Storm Drain Demo
Join Hamline's Center for Global Environmental Education for a 10 minute storm drain cleaning demo after the daily parade outside the Eco Experience building. (Hamline Center for Global Environmental Education)
4:00 p.m.Sewer Man!
Sewerman takes you on a journey into the icky world of sanitary and storm sewers. His motto: You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll plug your nose, you’ll hurl! (Dave Legvold, Legvold Farms)
5:00 p.m.The View from the Tractor Seat
A program on the challenges and details of conservation farming and a portrayal of how Minnesota seems to be falling far behind in making strides in conservation. Come hear about the buffer issue and some great research done by St. Olaf and Carleton students. (Dave Legvold, Legvold Farms)