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Green Living & Energy Expo

Saturday April 20, 2013

9 AM to 3 PM

UW Marshfield/ Wood County


 Click here for the flyer in pdf format.


Recycling at Expo:

  • Electronics recycling by ODC (outside)

  • Rx roundup - bring in your old prescriptions for disposal
  • Eye glasses recycling by Lions Club
  • Gently used clothing and shoes by St. Vincent DePaul & Goodwill
  • Light bulbs by Hiller's
  • Batteries (all kinds) by Batteries Plus
  • Cell phones by Personal Development Center

Vendors on display:

  • Focus on Energy

  • Melaleuca
  • Marshfield Utilities
  • Cobra Head LLC
  • Marshfield Clinic/Healthy Lifestyles
  • Miller's Truck Patch
  • Slaby's Insulation LLC
  • WI Geothermal Association
  • IROW
  • eFree Homes, LLC
  • Fresh Air by Schmidtke's
  • Marshfield Clinic
  • UWEX on Wood County Master Gardeners
  • Central Wisconsin Environmental Station
  • Internal Motorwerks
  • Startford's Heritage Trail
  • Kulp's of Startford, LLC
  • The Radon Doctor
  • Central Rivers Farmstead
  • North Wind Renewable Energy
  • V&H Automotive
  • Eco-Building & Forestry, LLC
  • Auburndale Food Cooperative
  • Ministry St. Joeseph's Hospital Employee Stewardship Initiative
  • Ethanol Spirits - Sustainable.com
  • UW-Marshfield/Wood County
  • GreenLiveXpo
  • Wholistic Home Solutions
  • Marshfield Public Library
  • Marshfield Area Friends of the Trails
  • Salmon Jenny Candles
  • Contemporary Homes LLC
  • New Visions Gallery
  • Softtub & Box Latch
  • Wheelers GM


Demos:

9:00 AM Brewing with M.A.S.H.:

        Join M.A.S.H (Marshfield Area Society of Homebrewers) member, Rick Knauf, outside in the UW Parking lot to observe him in the process of brewing a batch of beer. Bring you questions and learn about the basics and ease of brewing at your home!


2:00 PM Ethanol and Small Engines:

        Join Jeff Lindow with academy of Sustainable Fuels outside in the UW parking lot for a demonstration on how to convert a lawnmower or electric generator to run on ethanol, which cuts carbon monoxide by 90%.


Informative adult workshops and kids' activities:

Track 1: Localize Your Food

        Attend workshops that teach you how to store you food in a root cellar (which can be your basement), preserve food by fermentation, and can you garden fresh produce to enjoy during the winter months.


Track 2: Focus on the Home

        Attend wokrshops that teach you how the different fuel options for vehicles, garden tips and techniques to create bounty in your home and participate in a solar roundtable with a solar panel expert and community members who have installed solar.

   

     

    Track 1:

    Localize Your Food

    Track 2:

    Focus on the Home

    10 AM

    Root Cellars - Save Time, Money, and Supplies

    Solar Roundtable

    11 AM

    Taste Your Garden/Farmers Market in the Winter!

    Growing Vegetables Naturally

    1 PM

    Peaceful Belly - Fermentation Made Easy

    What Else Can You Use to Fuel Your Vehicle Besides Gasoline?


 

Root Cellars - Save Time, Money, and Supplies:


Ken Schroeder, Portage County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent

Learn how to store produce without canning,dehydrating, or freezing using in-garden storage, buried containers, and rootcellars.  Discover what it takes to buildyour own basement root cellar.  Getharvesting and handling tips for longer storage and learn basic requirementsfor fruit/vegetable storage.


Solar Roundtable

Nick Korth - Market Development Coodinator at MREA & Community Representatives with Solar Installs

The presentation will give a brief introduction to solar energy,including technology, investment on return and policy. You will also get thechance to hear from two community members, Barb Gillespie & Doug Lee whowill talk about their installs and processes. Bring your questions!  


Taste Your Garden/Farmers Market in the Winter!

Allison Lindqust - Canning advocate & food preservationist

Learn how to preserve theseason’s bounty through the techniques of canning produce. Enjoy the benefitsof garden fresh produce during the cold (and endless) winter months and onceyou start tasting your canned food, you will get hooked!

 

Growing Vegetables Naturally

Teri Lessig - Wood County UW-Extension Horticulture Educator

Growingfruits and vegetables can be a challenge on its own, but trying to do itnaturally is even more daunting.  Learn some techniques that you can takehome and put to use this year that will help you succeed without the use ofchemicals or pesticides. 


Peaceful Belly - Fermentation Made Easy

Vinnie Miresse - Owner of Wholistic Home and whole food, homecookin', fermentation enthusiast

Fermentation is easy.This short workshop will help ease the learning curve and teach you how to wildferment small batches of saurkraut, kimchi, and cortido in your very own kitchen.


What Else Can You Use to Fuel Your Vehicle Besides Gasoline?

Bob Kulp - Owner of Kulp Energy Solutions, LLC & Kulp's of Startford, LLC

Jeff LIndow - Founder of Academy of Sustainable Fuels

Tom Schee - Commercial Sales manger with International Motorwerks, Inc

Learn about the differenttypes of fuel options besides gasoline for motorized vehicles. Bob, Jeff &Tom will discuss the potential of using compressed natural gas, ethanol & non-traditionalfuels such as electricity in your vehicle or engine.


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