August 31

10:00 a.m. Green or not?
With the “green” movement now mainstream, former ECO store owner and environmentalist Ramy covers many simple things you can do to green up your daily life. (Ramy Selim, Sunny Day Earth Solutions)
11:00 a.m. Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration: (Saba Andualem, Urban Roots)
Noon How to design and build a tiny house
A Minnesota-licensed contractor will go through the reality of building and living in a "tiny house," including realistic costs. (Ramy Selim, Sunny Day Earth Solutions)
1.00 p.m. Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration: (Saba Andualem, Urban Roots)
2:00 p.m. Plant trees like you mean it — sustainably
Many planted trees will not mature because of root defects or poor planting. Come learn the correct planting guidelines for installing food quality trees so that they have the best chance possible to live a long, healthy, useful life. (Jim Nayes, Living Sculpture Trees)
3:00 p.m. Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration: (Saba Andualem, Urban Roots)
4:00 p.m. Low-maintenance edible landscapes
Fruit trees, shrubs, and vines are a great way to diversify your landscape and an introduction to local food production. We will share low-maintenance species that are great starter options, requiring little pruning and being less susceptible to disease. (MN Tree Care Advocate Program)
5:00 p.m. Have fun and stay safe on your bicycle
Come ask Mr. Michael your bicycle questions and hear his expert advice on how to care for your bicycle, and how to stay safe while riding. You’ll also have the chance to take an interactive quiz and win prizes! (Mr. Michael Recycles Bicycles)