Booth at Homesteader Festival
I've been away from the forum here for a little bit, was busy preparing for a booth at a local DIY Homesteader Festival that was held last weekend.
I don't know much about homesteading overall, but they had followed my instagram account that is pretty much the little projects I do, and asked me if I wanted to have a booth at the festival, and do demonstrations throughout the weekend.
It was a pretty great little festival, so many interesting & knowledgeable people, the closest thing to a green wizards gathering that I've ever been to.
I didn't get to any of the workshops they were offering, pretty much stayed at my booth and talked with people, but maybe next year. They had so many topics, just a few: cheese making, mushroom growing, hempcrete, cloth dying, permaculture, water harvesting, sheep shearing, hegelkultur, alpacas, blacksmithing, basket weaving, and other.
I'll post a few pictures of what I set up there, pretty much just the projects that I did for Transition Winnipeg for the last few years, a few of them I've posted on the forums here before: biochar stoves, geopolymer concrete, concrete with biochar, lye making, models of a composting toilet set-up and a compost heat recovery system, and a few energy-saving food prep devices, a solar dehydrator, solar oven, and haybox cooker.
I had a number of books by the projects they inspired, and of course a copy of Green Wizardry front and centre. A lot of people were writing down the titles to look up later.