Renewable Energy & Local Living Talks

NEW and Exciting 2017 presentations! All of the talks are held in the Renewable Energy/Local Living tent in the Portal to the Future area at the north end of the site. For talk details visit North Quabbin Energy.


12:00 – The Life Cycle of the Honeybee – Peter Niemi, Niemi’s Apiary

1:00 – Air Source Heat Pumps – John & Magda Gates, Gates HVACR

2:00 – Bikes, Trikes, and more: Electric Transportation that Works! – Hughes Pack

3:00 – Be Drought-hardy and Water-wise: How to Collect and Store Rainwater for Outdoor Use – Kris Walter


 12:00 – 100% Renewable Energy in New England: How we can all help power a resilient electric grid – Ben Weil, UMass Clean Energy Extension

 1:00 – The Power of Poultry: The Basics and Beyond – Kirby Lecy, J&K’s Good Thyme Farm

2:00 – Sequestering Carbon in your Yard & Garden – Caro Roszell, New Wendell Farm or

3:00 – Urine Diversion and Use as Fertilizer – Kim Nace & Abe Noe-Hays, Rich Earth Institute

As always, a giant THANK YOU goes to the presenters who volunteer to share their time, expertise, and enthusiasm to make these topics come alive for the festival audience.  If you have suggestions for future topics please fill out the form below.