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Marc Companion - “The Living Machine”
Marc will be hosting a 2-day workshop open to the general public on how to make a living machine (a biological water filtration system). He will be giving a presentation on the concept behind this innovative machine and the revolutionary changes it's making in the field of treating waste while building ecosystems.

Mike Ewall - “Student Organizing 101”
Many student organizations have a hard time maintaining an effective organization, not to mention long-term strategically organized campaigns. This workshop will teach you how to get and keep members, break down apathy, win effective campaigns, build student power and more.

Mike Ewall - "Greening the Campus"
Schools are institutions, which create major environmental and social impacts when they buy everything from energy to paper to clothing. This purchasing power can be redirected to supporting products and practices which are more socially and environmentally responsible. Learn about effective campaigns at other schools and how you can apply them to your campus.

John Freeberg - "Using Solar Energy In Your Home"
Our thoughts and actions have an influence which ripple throughout creation; Because our homes last for generations, would it not be valuable for builders, architects, designers, owners, developers to learn to lessen the impact of homes on the environment, to build them to use fewer resources? We will learn to ask the right questions on materials, technology, values, priorities and budget. We will explore sustainable approaches-- renewable energy, solar heating, natural cooling, local materials, rain catchments and landscaping.
For questions or registration contact

Tad Hargrave - "Marketing Training for Social Entrepreneurs"
This workshop will be on cutting-edge marketing training for locally owned socially responsible businesses to design a tailor made cash flow creating plan to compete with large multinational corporations challenging our communities. "I want to see good business succeed and the ones destroying the world out of business. I’m very jazzed to work with social entrepreneurs around their marketing" says Tad.

TopTad Hargrave - "Fund Raising Training"
What is Tad Really Excited About These Days? Teaching fundraising to activists. Mostly based on the works of Lynne Twist and Terry Axelrod. This workshop will be on very simple and powerful strategies for raising money. No need to ask money from foundations, government or corporations freeing activists from any sense of begging, struggling or suffering.

Tad Hargrave - "Workshop for Young Leaders"
Rejuvenate hope, build skill and create connections while finding answers to those questions:
· How do we balance work and personal life when our work is a cause that burns in our hearts?
· How do we reach the people that just don't get it?
· How do we get enough money for our work?
· How do we fight the incredible injustices we see without becoming hardened, cynical and bitter?
· Does non-violence really work?
· Are we going to make it?
· Is it worth the pain, stress and defeats?
· How can I avoid burnout?

Charles Knowles - "Planting a Food Forest"
We will be planting an edible and medicinal plant landscape on Maharishi University of Management campus and everyone is invited to join in the fun. Did you know that Iowa has the highest number of native fruit and nut producing species of trees and shrubs in the world? Join us to learn more. We will also be preparing the ground for a fall planting of a medicinal and edible prairie. The design will be based on permaculture principles as well as the "forest gardening" style that was championed by Robert Hart. Please come dressed to get dirty, and if you have a shovel or two, bring them along. The meeting place for Sunday's forest garden planting is by the wooden arch bridge next to the creek that runs through campus.

Matthew Lindberg-Work - "Trail Building Workshop: Heavy Hand-Tool Action / Low-Impact Nature Appreciation"
Learn basic trail design and have fun in the outdoors. Expect to get down and dirty cutting brush and digging rocks. This workshop is part of a continuing project to open to the public a scenic architectural ruin beside Crow Creek near campus. We will create a new system of trails that is long lasting and respectful of the natural environment. Bring work gloves, sun block, and plenty of drinking water. This will be a half-day event, with an option to continue on for the die-hard pick swingers among us. Meet Matthew Lindberg-Work at the Clean-Air project booth in the Student Union.
For more information call (641)-472-1228, voicemail box 6256, or email


TopKeynote address on Friday night

Natural Capitalism is a whole-systems approach to doing business that enables companies to increase profitability and competitive advantage by behaving responsibly towards both nature and people. The approach consists of four primary principles:

  1. Radically increase resource efficiency. Through fundamental changes in production design and technology, it is possible to make natural resources stretch 5 to 10 times further than before, and even more.
  2. Shift to biologically inspired production models. The benign productive processes of living things can guide industrial innovation and teach us how to close production loops, thus eliminating waste and toxics.
  3. Invest in restorative practices. Any good capitalist reinvests in productive capital. Businesses are finding an exciting range of new cost-effective ways to restore and expand the natural capital directly required for operations and indirectly required to sustain the supply system and customer base.
  4. No net loss of natural or social capital. To achieve genuine prosperity and an economy worth sustaining, it is essential to ensure that neither form of capital is diminished.

Together, the principles of Natural Capitalism provide the foundation for a complete rethinking of business. They show how, contrary to conventional wisdom, far greater profits are to be achieved through protecting and enhancing nature, culture, and community than by harming them.

Agriculture and Food

Cathy Wilkinson Barash - "Edible Wild Flowers from Garden to Palate"
Have your ever eaten a flower? Before answering, consider this: Daylilies are standard ingredients in Chinese hot-and-sour soup; chamomile and hibiscus are the basis for different herbal teas (chamomile and Red Zinger teas). In Europe, candied violets and rose petals are favorite breath fresheners. Do you remember sucking the nectar out of honeysuckle blossoms when you were child? All of these are edible flowers.

This presentation, given by the authority on edible flowers highlights some common and favorite blooms of the 90+ edible flowers. Accompanied by luscious photography of each flower in the garden and mouth-watering images of a completed dish, it is sure to get your culinary and horticultural juices flowing.

Ronnie Cummins - "Powerdrive: How to Speed Up America's Movement Toward an Organic and Sustainable Future"
M. Cummins will talk on the crisis of industrial agriculture and genetic engineering and the movement toward a sustainable future. Topics covered will include food safety, environmental sustainability, social justice, global marketplace trends, and global activism.

TopDr. Kathleen Delate - "Organic Agriculture in Iowa"
Kathleen will talk about organic production practices and research in the Organic Agriculture Program at Iowa State University.

Steven M. Druker - "Why Genetic Engineering is Incompatible with Sustainable Agriculture"
This presentation explains the risks of genetically engineered (GE) foods as reported by the scientific staff of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Royal Society of Canada, the Public Health Association of Australia, and other eminent experts; and it discusses the extensive body of evidence indicating that genetic engineering tends to cause unintended and potentially harmful effects in the food-yielding organisms it reconfigures. The presentation will include cutting-edge information about problems of agricultural biotechnology, much of it acquired on a recent five-week speaking tour of the Hawaiian Islands (e.g. how the highly vaunted GE papaya has not "saved" the Hawaiian papaya industry as claimed but driven it more deeply into an unsustainable and undesirable predicament.)

Dr John Fagan - "Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture--A Cosmic Approach to Sustainability"
This talk will present the fundamental principles of Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture and discuss this ancient, yet leading edge, approach to agriculture in the context of agriculture as it is practiced today. We will look at the spectrum of agricultural practices and the spectrum of "bio-technologies" that we find in operation around the world today, and place Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture in the context of these spectra. A key element of this discussion will be to examine the role of the farmer in Maharishi Vedic Organic Agriculture, and contrast this with the farmer's role in current industrial agriculture and in the high-tech vision of agriculture's future.

Dr. David Fisher - "Organic Agriculture in the Context of Sustainable Living"
Organic agriculture is more than just converting a conventional field to one on which no synthetic chemicals are used; it is just one component that ideally fits seamlessly into a whole different system of community life - Sustainable Living. This talk will explore how that takes place, describe the new MUM degree program in sustainable living, and contrast organic models with other paradigms that promise to be the future of agriculture.

Lawrence (Lonnie) A. Gamble, P.Eng. - "Eating Locally - a report from 3 months in France"
(Putting your activism where your mouth is)

This talk will present a vision of possibilities for developing dynamic and vibrant local food systems here in Iowa using inspiration gathered from three months of eating locally (and well) in the Ardeche region of France.

TopDr Robert Herron - "New Breakthroughs in Alternative Currencies for Sustainable Development"
How we can keep more of our resources cycling through our local economy? Dr. Herron will discuss topics such as local credit formation (banks, credit unions, cooperatives) and local currencies.

Dr. John Ikerd - "Reconnecting People and Earth Through Sustainable Food and Farming"
The corporate industrialization of American agriculture is destroying once-vibrant rural communities by transforming diversified family farms into contract factory farming operations. This industrial transformation is degrading both the earth and people, by separating people from the land and separating people from each other. An industrial agriculture quite simply is not sustainable. Thankfully, a group of new American farmers has emerged to challenge the industrial paradigm of farming by developing a more sustainable agriculture. This new approach to farming reconnects people with the land, by farming in harmony with nature, and reconnects people with each other, through reliance on relationship marketing. These new American farmers are creating new sustainable systems of food and farming that are ecological sound, economically viable, and socially responsible -- by reconnecting with the land and with people.

Dr Sam James - "Impressions of sustainability in the Philippines"
How can people live in a manner that does not degrade the ecosystems on which they depend? This is a difficult question in the modern context, but maybe it is hardest where the ecosystems are fragile, such as in mountainous tropical habitats. Complicating factors such as powerful economic interests allied with government agencies may make sustainability an impossibility. In this session, I will present some examples of places where sustainable living seems to be working, places where it was, but no more, and places where it is not now and maybe never has been. Solutions to the problem of sustainability in third world areas appear to require local control. On a larger time/geographical scale, changes in collective consciousness are also necessary.

Steve McLaskey - "Maharishi Vedic Agriculture"
A year ago, Maharishi inspired a Vedic Agriculture project with two purposes: to grow food that is "nectar instead of poison" and to generate income to support peace-creating groups of Yogic Filers. The pioneering site in the U.S. is in Sainte Genevieve County, Missouri where vegetables are growing in hill-top fields, and in 43,000 square feet of greenhouses. This report on the project will include pictures, stories, and comments on Vedic Agriculture.

TopRay Reeves - "Building the Sustainable Landscape"
Learn how naturalistic landscapes can provide superior habitats for people and wildlife, while reducing long-term maintenance costs and environmental impacts. This information is pertinent to homeowners, business persons and developers.

Ray Reeves, M.S. is a botanist and the owner of Reeves Wildflower Nursery. The nursery specializes in plants native to Iowa, and offers landscaping and consulting services.

Grover Stock - "Working With the Maya, Organic Agriculture and the Resistance in Chiapas"
Grover will talk about their work with the indigenous communities on introducing methods of organic farming that go beyond their traditional use of slash and burn agricultural techniques.

Grover has spent the last thirty years practicing and promoting organic agriculture. Currently he divides his time between Fairfield, where he is helping in the Permaculture design process for Abundance Eco-Village, and Chiapas, Mexico.

Dr. Francis Thicke - "Organic Soils 101: The Real Dirt on Soils"
This will be literally a dirt-in-your-hands workshop (towels provided) to help you learn how to evaluate your soils and improve them. What are soils made of? Get the real dirt on soils--the facts may surprise you. You will learn to feel and see differences in soils, will learn what makes soils different and what you can do to enhance your soil.

Dr. Francis Thicke - "Organic Soils 102: Organic Matter Really Matters"
Organic matter (OM) is the mantra for organic growers. Organic matter is the key to soil fertility. We will explore the many important functions of organic matter in soils and will look at how the soil food web contributes to fertile and healthy soils and healthy plants. We will also explore some soil fertility basics such as how nutrients behave in soils and the role of soil pH.

Tom Wahl - "Introduction to AgroForestry"
At the heart of sustainable agriculture are trees, which produce edible fruit and nuts. Learn which trees fill this need in southeast Iowa.

Tom Wahl and Kathy Dice are the owners of Red Fern Farm, a family owned nursery and farm, located in southeast Iowa. They research and sell a variety of food producing trees including chestnuts, hazelnuts and paw paws. One of their goals is to promote sustainable agriculture. Trees are central to their work.

Karen R.M. Joslin and Rhonda Graef - "The Evolution of the Iowa State University Student Organic Farm"
Karen and Rhonda will be providing an introduction to the Student Organic Farm, discussing the farm's mission, goals, objectives, and providing a brief history. They will also talk about the educational and learning opportunities the farm offers both ISU students as well as community members.

TopEnergy and Building

Dr. Kent W. Boyum - "Funding Assistance, Planning, Engineering, and Implementation of Sustainable Projects"
This presentation will be a practical overview of energy projects and sustainable design projects and will hopefully serve attendees in locating funding options for their requirements.

Lawrence (Lonnie) A. Gamble, P.Eng. - "Activism begins at Home - Radical strategies for living wisely and well with without fossil fuels - beyond less bad"
If you live in a conventional home in a conventional city in the US, and you care for the earth, what practical things can you do? In this talk you will learn about ways to go beyond "paper or plastic?" and see how you can obtain energy, water, food, and shelter in ways that are sustainable. We will also discuss how to turn what are normally considered waste products into resources. We will briefly discuss how the design of our communities affects the way these services are provided and how our culture affects our choices.

Michael Havelka - "Making and Using Biodiesel Fuel"
Michael runs two cars fueled entirely with sesame oil. He will discuss the fabrication and use of biodiesel fuel.

Dan Isbell - "Living Sustainably: An Iowa Family's Story"

Jonathan Lipman, AIA - "Building Sustainable Buildings in Tune with Natural Law through Vedic Architecture"
Building sustainable buildings using the ancient system of Maharishi Sthapatya Veda (sm) architecture produces buildings that promote the health, happiness and coherence of their users, while ensuring that the balance of nature's resources is not diminished. See examples of buildings that nourish their occupants and nourish the earth.

Dr. David Osterberg - "A Solar Powered Bike in Europe"
In this talk David will tell us how five Iowa renewable energy advocates brought the news of European Renewable Energy accomplishments to Iowans and how to use the press to help change energy policy.

TopJohn Root - "Energy Efficiency is Smart Business"
Mr. Root is an energy consultant for Muscatine Power and Water. His presentation covers all the aspects of Muscatine Power and Water’s award winning, community-wide, energy-efficiency and economic development plan, which reduced electrical consumption in Muscatine by over 1,000,000 kilowatt hours last year. Mr. Root will discuss market barriers and working with residential, school, commercial and industrial audits. He will identify energy-saving opportunities and discuss how to convince property owners to invest in energy-efficient products. He will give suggestions on how to start one’s own energy consulting business as well as where to find energy-saving products.

John Root - "Solar, the Brighter Alternative"
Mr. Root will cover the history of Photovoltaic (PV) and how a PV module converts sunlight to electricity as well as the sighting of a PV System, the differences between the various types of PV cells, the components of a battery storage PV system, the components of a battery storage PV system and the components of a Grid Intertie System. He will also discuss the future of PV, the economics of PV and what is needed to promote this technology.

John Root - "History of Wind Machines"
Mr. Root will also give a presentation on the history of wind machines from 200 BC to the present through narrated pictorials.

Jay Shafer - "TumbleWeed Tiny House"
Jay Shafer designed, built and lives in a house smaller than some people’s bathrooms. He calls his tiny home Tumbleweed. "The decision to live in 130 square feet arose, in part, from some concerns I had about the impact a larger house would have on the environment, and mostly because I just do not want to pay for and maintain more space than I need to be happy. Tumbleweed meets my needs without exceeding them. The simple, slower lifestyle my home affords is a luxury for which I am supremely grateful."

Dr. Robert G. Wynne - "Building a New Sustainable City and Creating Individual Health and Individual Peace as the Basis of World Peace"
The Mayor of Maharishi Vedic City, The Honorable Dr. Robert G. Wynne, will speak about the City’s plans to establish municipal electric and water utilities that will be 100% renewable. The Mayor will also discuss an ordinance that the City Council recently passed banning the sale of non-organic food in the City. Dr. Wynne will also describe the City’s master plan for expansion to 8,000 residents that will include sustainable building standards, non-polluting vehicles, beautiful gardens and orchards, and amenities that are all available within walking distance. The Mayor will also describe the programs of Maharishi Vedic Science that the City and its residents use to create individual health and individual peace, and how he is encouraging mayors throughout the world to adopt these programs for prevention-oriented, problem-free administration that is the basis of world peace.

TopBrad Young, "Straw Bale Construction in Iowa"
The MidAmerica Straw Bale Association has currently documented 17 straw bale structures in Iowa. Learn about this "revived" building technique & what Iowans have already done with straw bale construction.

Various Topics

Martha Cline - "Award given to MUM Students by the American Lung Association"
Students at Maharishi University of Management are taking direct action towards helping to clean up the planet. In an environmental management class in the business department students raised funds that they used to purchase government air pollution permits, thereby making these permits unavailable for businesses to buy. It will be possible to donate money to withdraw permits from the market at the Sustainable Living booth in the trade fair on Saturday. Depending on how much money is raised this action will result in reducing tons of emissions of sulfur dioxide and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Sulfur dioxide can cause asthma and cardiovascular disease, and it is also a cause of acid rain, which can kill fish in lakes. Excess carbon dioxide from the massive burning of fossil fuels is considered to be the main cause of global warming.

Martha Cline from the American Lung Association will be giving an award to Maria Chookolingo, Gyan Kessler, Matthew Lindberg-Work, Bente Lovhaug, Jackie Mburu, Lorena Reynoso and Victor Sumbana.

Dale Divoky - "Art and Nature; Art as the Expression of Life inspired by Appreciation of Nature"
Prof. Divoky will illuminate the connection of these two primary aspects of human experience "Art and Nature". His talk will include a slide presentation of environmental art created by internationally known and local artists. It will also include the work of students from the "Art and Nature" course taught over the last 12 years at Maharishi University of Management.

Dale Divoky has taught sculpture, 3-D design and an occasional drawing course at Maharishi University of Management since 1984.

Joan Masover - "Invest with your Values, The Advantages Of Socially Responsible Investing"
Learn how investing in companies that have sustainable business practices can be as good for your wallet as it is for your heart.

  Fun, Films & Tours :

TopAn amazing Eco-Fashion show
University students organizing "Fashion 4 Evolution" may be making eco-fashion history. The show will feature four runs. One will be eco-fashion with organic hemp and cotton designed by local designers. The second run will be a cultural run, organized by student Maria Chookolingo, featuring models of different cultures wearing representative clothing. The third will be a family run with mom, dad, and the children dressed in organic finery from Natural Selections. The fourth run will feature wearable art by local artists. One artist is already designing a ball gown made from Radiance Dairy containers! There will also be a demonstration of African drumming by the acclaimed master Madou Dembele and a contemporary Indian dance act by Seema Sahani. Also, dancers from the Temple Studio of Fine Art will perform in the style of Isadora Duncan. This group was recently invited to audition for CBS’s Star Search.

"We hope to entertain and educate", Ms. Wallace said. "We want people to know there are alternatives to damaging the environment as a result of the processes that are used for bleaching and dyeing cotton."

Film Festival
On Saturday afternoon, there will be a consistent flow of enlightening and inspirational videos on sustainability showing in the Student Union Theatre.
(Open the list of films)

There will be many vendors selling a variety of products such as natural candles and cosmetics, organic cotton T-shirts, jewelry, plants, water purification filters and organic fertilizer. There will be informational booths on Straw Bale Shelters, Herbs from the Amazon Rain Forest and much more. Come trade knowledge and experience. Food from "The Red Avocado" (Iowa City) will be served in the Cosmic Cafe on Saturday from 12:00-2:00 pm.

Campfire at Abundance EcoVillage
Join us for an evening of fun and drumming on Sunday at 8pm.
Eco village directions: Go to the north end of B street. Where B Street ends on 185th, you will see the ecovillage just to the north and west of the intersection. Drive down the gravel entry to the ecovillage, park in the parking lot, and walk to the back by the wind generator. The campfire will be by the pond near the wind generator.

Eco Challenge!
Group relationships reflect sustainable relationships throughout nature. This year’s Eco Challenge presents fun game opportunities for spontaneous groups to experience the communication and synchronized team work between participants that sustain life supporting, interdependent relationships. Many games will present themselves throughout the weekend. The experience will culminate in an all Eco Fair sustainability exercise in which you will attempt to set a new M.U.M. group sustainability record!!!!! Look for the mimes.

Concert - Rachel Nelson
Rachel Nelson is a songwriter and folk musician whose feet have been planted firmly in the tradition of live performance for over twenty years. She spices her performances with fiddle, old-time banjo, guitar, and washtub bass. With roots in traditional music, Rachel's original songs range from Appalachian and Celtic genres to swing, blues, and jazzy grooves. Her new CD Change is a Thousand Hearts reflects her commitment to peace and global justice, featuring original songs on peace, community, corporate global economics, and deep ecology. She is listed in the Minnesota State Arts Board Folk Artists Directory's online website:

Concert - Matthew MacLeod
Matthew MacLeod studied guitar at McGill University and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. He is a singer/songwriter in the folk/roots tradition. Matthew has shared stages with Jory Nash, Aengus Finnan and the Pierre Schryer Band. His first C.D. Comedies, Histories and Tragedies will be recorded this fall.


Tour of Pyschophysiology Lab and Research on Higher States of Consciousness
Visit Maharishi University of Management EEG lab and review research on the neurophysiology of enlightenment.
(Let’s meet at the Dreier Building Lobby, M.U.M. campus)

Tour of Vedic City
Visit Iowa's newest city where every building faces east and is designed according to principles of Vedic Architecture--Maharishi Sthapatya Veda design. See The Raj, the midwest's premier health resort listed as one of the nations top ten health spas by Spa Finders magazine; visit Maharishi Vedic Observatory.
(Let’s meet at the Dreier Building Lobby, M.U.M. campus)

Tour of M.U.M. Campus
Includes visit to historic Henn Mansion, built in 1857, restored in 1986, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places; Maharishi Patanjali Golden Dome, home of the daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation and TM-Sidhi program including Yogic Flying by the largest group in North America.
(Let’s meet at the Dreier Building Lobby, M.U.M. campus)

House Tour

  1. DEFREITAS, Graham and Leanne
    1976 Savanna Circle
    From Fairfield, take Highway 1 North to 185th Street. Turn LEFT onto 185th Street. Turn left onto Kelp Street and take the first right onto Sunrise Drive. Then turn right onto Fairview, which continues left into Savanna Circle. Since this Victorian style home uses electrical power from solar panels and a wind generator, it is energy self-sufficient, and is completely off the grid. It was built with natural and non-toxic interior materials. There are 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths on two floors plus a basement. Like the other Veda Homes, it was designed according to Maharishi Sthapatya Veda principles of orientation, proportion, room arrangement and decoration for living in accord with Natural Law.
    (Architect - Henry Dearborn; Builder - Kazarinoff Construction; Power System - Havelka; Construction - 3,000 square feet)
  2. TopLAMOUREUX, Peter and Mary
    2056 185th Street (next building west of Istera)
    Heading North, turn left off Highway One onto 185th Street. The driveway is on the left. The Lamoureux house is 1800 sq. ft., built in 1997 in 5 months. It conforms to the Texas and Colorado “green building code.” No styrofoam, tyvek, fiberglass, polyurethane, sheetrock or paint has been used in this building. The interior wood surface is hand planed, and the walls plastered with plant pigments for colors. The house was designed by Duncan MacMaster, and built by MacMaster, Schweitz, and Glenn Walbridge for under $100 per sq. ft.
    Veda House Pre-design
  3. STRIED, David and TACHET, Kathleen
    1100 Heavenly Lane on the M.U.M. Campus.
    Go East from the Ladies Dome on Zimmerman Blvd., Turn South on Heavenly Lane (one block West of B St.) It is the green stucco house on the right, near the end of the road. This is a one and a half-story straw bale house of approximately 2600 sq. ft., largely owner designed and built (and still in the process of finishing some parts). It features passive solar design, mostly natural materials, and Maharishi Sthapatya Veda Design. The interior bale walls feature a variety of natural finishes, including lime plaster with lime wash and earth plaster with clay-based paint.
  4. WALTON, Ken, and friends
    2151 185th Street
    Heading north on Route 1, turn right onto 185th street and left onto gravel driveway for Abundance Eco Village just before the next intersection (Larch). Follow driveway to lot on left and walk to green colored house, just north of the three greenhouses. Alternatively, go north from Fairfield on B Street to 185th. Turn left on 185, then immediately right. Proceed down driveway to parking lot and walk to green house.

    This is a one-story house of Arts and Crafts design, with full, finished basement. Maharishi Sthapatya Veda principles integrated with permaculture design help attune the house and its inhabitants with nature. Electricity is from windmill and solar photovoltaic panels. Water is roof catchment, stored in a buried cistern behind house. Solarium on south side of house can be used for growing edibles in winter. Solar hot water panels on solarium roof help to provide hot water and to heat the basement floor. Landscaping is with plants bearing edible fruits. Air conditioning is by way of earth tubes (air is brought into the house through tubes buried 6 feet underground). Building materials are earth friendly, many locally produced. Heat is by solar and propane. (The house was designed by Nancy Walker of Walker Design Studios. John Freeberg was the general contractor.)
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2 day-package

25 30 30 35
4 day-package 40 50 50 55
Friday night event Free 4 6 8
Eco-Fashion Show 3 6 7 8
Agriculture Day (Sunday) Free Free Free Free
Concert 3 3 4 5
Individual workshop 10 10 10 10

There is no registration fee.
The 2-day package includes the Friday night event, eco-fashion show and workshops on Saturday and Sunday.
The 4-day package includes the 2-day package and workshops on Friday and Monday.
There are free events from Saturday 9am to Sunday 10pm.
All the other events are free.

Volunteers can work for one or two hours and can then attend one or two hours of Eco-Fair events for free.
To apply as a volunteer, contact

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