BLUE RIDGE VIRTUAL ECO FAIR SCHEDULE

MAKING CHOICES THAT MATTER

Saturday, November 14 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm EST

Keynote Speaker: Patrick Holden, The Sustainable Food Trust 2:00pm EST

Other Presentations

Voices of the Regeneration (The Outdoor Enthusiasts)

Ode to the Honeybee (Alex Tuchman, Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary)

Voices of the Young Farmers (Farmers in Floyd County)

Hand Made Music (Floyd Country Store)

Why Avoid GMOs? (Jeffrey Smith, Institute of Responsible Technology)

Feeding Yourself from Your Garden (Barbara Pleasant, Author)

Aquaponics at Home (Jeff and Alison Wroblewski)

Growing and Using Medicinal Herbs (Ed and Maya Skopal, I-Tal Acres)

Filling a Niche: Supplying Organic Growers (Seven Springs Farm Supplies)

A Walk in Jane Cundiff’s Garden (Gardening and the Environment (Jane Cundiff, Educator)

Conservation Landscaping in Southwest Virginia (Nicole Hersch, NRV Regional Commission)

Our Forests, Our Future (Fred First, Author)

Walkin’ in the Woods (Kari Kovick, Heart of the Child Music)

Forests: Repairing the Past, Defending the Future (Chris Bolgiano, Author)

Green Burial—What Is It? (Kristy Ratcliff, Blue Ridge Green Burial)

Zero Waste in a Single Use Society (Carol Davis, Town of Blacksburg)

Update on Recycling and Waste Reduction (Will Sagar, Southeast Recycling Development Council)

Youth Engage: Family Friendly Activities

Sunday, November 15 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm EST

Keynote Speaker: Zach Bush, MD 3:00pm EST

Other Presentations

Voices of Floyd (The Floyd Creative Community)

Film Maker on the Front Lines (Katie Teague, Film Maker)

The Environmental Value of Downsizing (Maria Saxton, PhD)

Simplification: Wisdom from a Tiny Dweller (Melanie Copeland, Serenitas Tiny Living)

Gone Tiny (Thom and Midge Stanton, GoTiny)

Sustainable Housing Choices (Hari Berzins, Tiny House Family)

PV101 and Solar Tour (Ricardo Brown, Solshine Energy Alternatives)

Community Housing Partners (Janaka Casper, CHP)

Virginia’s 100% Clean Power Goal (Dr. Jonathan Miles and Dustyn Vallies, James Madison University)

Using Your Voice (Alaina Coppa, Citizens Climate Change Lobby)

Panel Discussion: Alternative Transportation

Panel: Making a Difference in the Work Place

Environmental Sustainability in Health Care (Sara Wohlford, Carilion Clinic)

Sustainability as a Business Model (Haden Polseno Hensley, Red Rooster Coffee)

The Cooperative Model (Bruce Phlegar, Roanoke Food Coop)

The Apple Ridge Farm Story (Peter Lewis, Founder Apple Ridge Farm)

Environmental Justice (Delia Heck, Climate Change Reality Project)

Please note: this schedule will be updated as we receive new information. More information on timing will be available soon.

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