September 1

10:00 a.m. The magic of homemade fermented beverages
Learn to turn ordinary foods, almost by magic, into healthful fermented drinks while having fun and saving money and energy! Find out how to safely make natural, tasty drinks that are good for your gut using fruit, veggies, and even their peelings. Recipe (Lisa McMahon, MPCA)
11:00 a.m. Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration: (Tony Dimaggio, Sacred Blossom Farm and Herbal Tea)
Noon Creating an allergy & toxin free home
Allergens and toxins lurk in your house creating poor indoor air quality and healthy. Hear the insights on finding culprits in your home that hide in plain sight creating allergies, asthma and other health issues. Easy solutions abound! (Shaylee Olseon, Eco Shaylee)
1.00 p.m. Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration: (Tony Dimaggio, Sacred Blossom Farm and Herbal Tea)
2:00 p.m. The thin green line: Protecting wildlife around the world
Protecting wildlands and wildlife around the world is a dangerous job: On average, a ranger is killed in the line of duty three days! Explore current events from our backyards to Yellowstone National Park to Kruger Park, South Africa. (Loras Holmberg)
3:00 p.m. Renewing the Countryside cooking demonstration: (Tony Dimaggio, Sacred Blossom Farm and Herbal Tea)
4:00 p.m. The era of clean cars is here
Did you know Minnesota is a leader in alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies? Come learn about the new era of vehicles that will reduce the polluted air around us. (Lisa Thurstin, MPCA)
5:00 p.m. Trees & shrubs for 2050
Learn about the options of trees and shrubs to plant today in order to have healthy, adaptive trees that will benefit the future as our climate changes. (MN Tree Care Advocate Program)
6:00 p.m. What's wrong with my shade tree?
Are you seeing black spots, leaf feeding, or bright yellow leaves on your shade tree? We’ll talk common Minnesota shade trees, the issues that plague them, and the management of these issues to help your tree thrive. (MN Tree Care Advocate Program)