Portal Mini-Demos

Join us in the Portal tent in the Portal to the Future area for brief presentations every half hour on topics relating to hand skills, energy use, local food and local living!  Download this schedule and bring it with you to the Festival, or visit the North Quabbin Energy site for more details about topics and presenters.

Time Saturday Sunday
11:45 Brandon Curtin/Fungi Ally: Preparing and Using the Chaga Mushroom Catherine Bryars: Urine Diverting Privies and UD Composting Toilet Systems
12:15 Lou Leelyn/Lou’s Upcycles: Upcycling Your Unrecyclable Plastic Bags Rick Innes/Clearview Composting: Compost for the Autumn Garden
12:45 Travis Knechtel: Soil Test Basics for Organic Gardening Pat Larson/North Quabbin Energy: Three Ways to Green Your Electric Bill
1:15 Peter Talmage: Adding an Electric Drive to your Bike Tom Sullivan/Pollinators Welcome: A Simple Way to Help the Pollinators
1:45 Aimee Hanson: Dehydrating your Garden Bounty Stefan Maier: Low Voltage DIY Solar Projects for Your Backyard Buildings
2:15 Mike Dabrowski: Hidden Talents of Household Tapes Cathy Stanton: What to Know Before you Vote on the Animal Welfare Ballot Question
2:45 Sarah Shields/Birch Moon Farm and Herbals: Natural Prevention for the Common Cold Janice Kurkoski/North Quabbin Energy: Low-Tech Window Insulation Panels
3:15 Lydia Grey: Using Local Resources for Glazing and Firing Pottery Deb Habib/Seeds of Solidarity: Extend your Garden Season