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  • 1. Green Earth Mission Promoting nutritional Institute health and environmental Naperville, IL sustainability. Program | May 1, 20118th AnnualGreen Earth Fair Putting Green into Practice! 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • 2. Putting Green into Practice! After a cold, wet winter, finally Spring is in the air! At the farm, the cool weather veg- gies are growing in the field. The greenhouses are overflowing with tomatoes, egg-plants, peppers, basil, cucumbers, summer squash, and watermelon awaiting warmer weather and their time in thesun. What a fitting time to invite everyone to the farm to celebrate spring and renew our connection to the earth!Beyond celebration, the Green Earth Fair offers opportunities for learning about the environment, nutritional health, and how we can practice sustainability in our homes, yards, and gardens. Take advantage of expert resources to learn more about the foot you eat and how to put green into practice.Exhibition Booths: Local exhibitors will be providing information about their activities and products to help you achieve a greener and healthier lifestyle. See the Exhibitor Guide (pages 8-12) and map (Page 7) for details.Speaker Attend presentations throughout the day. See the Scheduled Events section (page 3)Presentations: for details.Food: This year, we are pleased to have Braconi’s Pizza (Booth 41) and Two Mothers Foods (Booth 43) offering food for purchase. Braconi’s is a local pizzeria offering traditional Italian pizza slices. Two Mothers is a minimal-waste, natural food vendor featuring ham and veggie wraps. Whole Foods will be offering a variety of free snacks and samples (Booth 44) in the exhibit area, including food from Chef Ron Moore’s cooking demonstrations (available while supplies last).Drinks: Arbor Vitae’s booth (42) will have a variety of beverages available for purchase. Com- plimentary water will be available through the Green Earth Institute either in your own container or in recyclable paper cups.Entertainment: Be sure to spend some time at the Main Stage. Sit under the tree and enjoy the tal- ented entertainers! There will be live performances throughout the afternoon. See the Scheduled Events section (page 3) for details.Renewable Energy See the recently-installed solar panels, wind turbine, green roofs, and rainwater har-Tours: vesting system, elements of The Conservation Foundations Water Conservation & Re- newable Energy Demonstration Project. These tours’ start time is 1:30, 2:30, & 4:00 p.m., leaving from the Fire Circle near the barn.Organic Farm Tours: See some of the vegetable fields and greenhouses as you learn about the Green Earth Institutes organic growing methods. Take your choice of two tour times, 2:30 or 4:00 p.m., leaving from the Fire Circle near the barn.Tour of the Farms Take a walking tour of the restored natural areas including the wetlands, prairie patch,Natural Areas: butterfly garden, and rain garden, led by staff of The Conservation Foundation. This tour’s start time is 2:30 p.m., leaving from the Fire Circle near the barn.Plant & Rain Barrel Purchase some greenery to take home with you! Organic vegetable and herb seedlingsSales: grown by the Green Earth Institute farmers are in the entrance circle, along with native landscaping plants from Growing Place. Rain barrels are available at The Conservation Foundations booth near the barn.Children’s Activities: There are activities are in several areas and throughout the day. See page 6 for com- plete details. 2
  • 3. Scheduled Fair Events12:30 Entertainment: Live music performed by The Cattails. Main Stage1:00 Entertainment: Live music performed by Ten Penny Annie. Main Stage1:15 Speaker Organic Lawn Care (Bill Scheffler) Milk House Presentations: Rain Barrels & Rain Gardens (Jim Kleinwachter) Clow Solar Power at the Farm (Lisa Albrecht) Barn Youre Eating What? GMOs? (Susan Blake) Granary Entertainment: Live music performed by Japanese Koto Music. Main Stage1:30 Farm Tour: Renewable Energy Tour departs at the Fire Circle near the barn. Meet at Fire Circle1:45 Entertainment: Live music performed by Rick Alaska. Main Stage2:00 Entertainment: Live music performed by Dollparts. Main Stage2:15 Entertainment: Live music performed by Amy. Main Stage2:30 Speaker Impact of Nutrition on Learning, Mood & Behavior Barn Presentations: (Philippa Norman, M.D.) Landscaping for Wildlife – Birds & Butterflies (Art Gara) Clow Wind Power at the Farm (Mark Sullivan Granary Farm Tours: Organic Farm, Tour of the Farm’s Natural Areas, & Renewable Meet at Fire Circle Energy Tours all depart at the Fire Circle near the barn. Entertainment: Live music performed by Indian Country. Main Stage3:00 Entertainment: Live music performed by Anna Stange. Main Stage3:15 Parade: Musical Children’s Parade led by Monarch Butterfly. (Carolyn Finzer) Meet at Main Stage3:30 Entertainment: Live music performed by The Hominids. Main Stage3:45 Speaker Beekeeping at the Farm (Glen Hartweck) Milk House Presentations: Green Homes 101 (Pam Garetto) Granary Organic Home Gardening & Composting (Lynn Bement) Barn Rainwater Harvesting at the Farm & at Home (Ed Beaulieu) Clow4:00 Entertainment: Live music performed by Clever Dave & Stu. Main Stage Farm Tours: Organic Farm & Renewable Energy Tours both depart at the Fire Meet at Fire Circle Circle near the barn.4:35 Entertainment: Live music performed by Joe’s Garage Band. Main Stage 3 Presenter Biographies on page 12-13 Performer Biographies on page 14
  • 4. What is the Green Earth Institute? The Green Earth Institute is a local nonprofit educational organization establishedin 2002, centered on an organic vegetable farm in Naperville. The mission of theGreen Earth Institute is to promote nutritional health and environmental sustainability.Using our organic farm as a demonstration and learning center, we grow healthfulvegetables in an earth-friendly way and educate about nature, nutrition, and caring forthe earth. The Institute leases the farm land at the McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch KnollsRoad, which is owned by The Conservation Foundation. The farm crew grows 40 vege-table and herb crops on approximately 20 acres, and the remainder of the land hascover crops of alfalfa and red clover. Each summer the Institute conducts educational programs for children—NatureRangers summer camps for elementary school-age kids, Nature Buddies for pre-schoolers and their parents, Green Scene programs for 6th through 9th graders, andnew this summer, Families on the Farm, for kids of all ages! The primary adult education event is the annual Green Earth Fair, which includesspeakers, demonstrations, and exhibits about ways to use earth-friendly practices inour gardens, yards, and homes. Steve Tiwald, Founder and Membership and contributions to support the Green Earth Institute are most appre- Executive Director, Greenciated. The Institute has 501(c)(3) tax status, so contributions are tax deductible. Vol- Earth Instituteunteers are always welcome. The Conservation Foundation The farm land used by the Green Earth Institute is leased from The Conservation Foun- dation, a not-for-profit land and watershed protection organization established in 1972. The mission of the Foundation is to preserve open space and natural lands, protect rivers and watersheds, and promote stewardship of our environment. The Foundation maintains a support base of nearly 5,000 members and donors, and 500 volunteers in the primary counties in which it works—DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will. The Foundation focuses its work in four activity areas: Land Preservation, River and Water- shed Improvement, Public Policy Advocacy, and Environmental Education. For more infor- mation, visit their web site at: www.TheConservationFoundation.org. While they are two separate and distinct not-for-profit organizations, Green Earth Insti- tute and The Conservation Foundation are both committed to stewardship of the land, and they collaborate on various projects. McDonald Farm Home of the Green Earth Institute The Green Earth Institute leases 49 acres of farmland from TheConservation Foundation. The farm was donated to the Foundation byMrs. Lenore McDonald, who passed away in 2000 at age 92. She andher late husband had moved to the farm in 1949. Historical recordsshow that the property was first farmed by European settlers in the1830s. With its prime location overlooking the west branch of theDuPage River, no doubt this land was used by Native Americans forcenturies before the Europeans came. The Conservation Foundationuses the farmhouse for its office. 4
  • 5. Summer Children’s Programs Schedule and more information at www.GreenEarthInstitute.org. Register online. For more information, call 630-664-5859 or email Education@GreenEarthInstitute.org. Nature BuddiesThis program is geared for children ages 3 to 5 (entering kindergarten) with an accompanying adult. Nature Bud-dies meets once a week May through September on Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Afternoon sessions are avail-able in June, July, and August, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. In October a special mini-session will be held on two Fridaymornings.Parents and toddlers will have adventures of discovery in the garden, woods, wetlands, and farm yard using age-appropriate songs, stories, guided play, and nature walks. Activities will vary from session to session, and you maysign up for multiple sessions.Nature Rangers Summer CampsElementary-age children are invited to participate in summer camps at the farm. Nine one-week sessions run Mon-day-Friday from 9:00-Noon. The children will explore gardening with hands-on activities including planting, tending,and harvesting vegetables, herbs, and flowers at the farm. There will be nature exploration and learning about thefood we grow through crafts and games. Each child will plant and take home a container garden. Two age divi-sions: children entering grades 1-2 and those entering grades 3-5.Green SceneHas your child outgrown our summer camps in age but not in passion? Youth entering 6th through 9th grades willjoin us at the farm for an afternoon of unique experiences. Well explore the fields, harvest organic veggies, cleanand prepare them for the freshest taste theyve ever had. Participants will discover how to prepare a healthy mealmade from fresh, seasonal, organic vegetables grown right on the farm. Theyll learn how to make exciting, simpledishes and sample what theyve prepared. Sessions on Wednesday afternoons June 22, July 20, and August 10,from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.Families on the FarmAn exciting new program this summer for kids of all ages. Fun for the whole family—together we’ll harvest, clean,and eat fresh veggies and participate in guided and self-guided nature activities. See GreenEarthInstitute.org forthe schedule. Water Conservation & Renewable Energy Demonstration Project In 2010 The Conservation Foundation, owner of the farmland leased by the Green Earth Institute, completed a water conserva- tion and renewable energy project with practi- cal and educational value. The new wind tur- New solar panels at the farm. bine and solar panels generate electricity that is used by the Foundation for its business of- fice functions. The Green Earth Institute col- laborated with the Foundation on construction of a rainwater harvesting and storage system. Water from the roofs of the barn and granary is stored in a 25,000 gallon cistern, then used in the farms irrigation system. Learn more about the new systems New wind turbine at the farm. during tours and presentations at the Green Earth Fair. Construction of the cistern. 5
  • 6. Children’s Activities!Kids’ Garden Area Garden Discovery Stations—Go exploring in the soil! Examine plant parts & soil critters. Help prepare the soil and plant radish seeds. Make a seed necklace! Garden Bingo! Musical Craft Area Make a musical instrument from recycled materials. This will be throughout the day as supplies last. If you plan on participating in the musical parade at 3:15 p.m., please be sure to visit this area near the main stage.Musical Parade (Main Stage Area)Kids may make musical instruments from recycled materials at theMusical Crafts booth near the Main Stage, then march in the Chil-drens Parade at 3:15. The parade will be led by Carolyn Finzer,costumed as a Monarch Butterfly—the Illinois state insect! Monarch Butterfly Truck Farm (Table #48) Chicago Don’t miss out on Monarch (Table #13) Butterfly (a.k.a. Carolyn One of our new, fun Finzer)! She will be at a table exhibitors will be dis- near the Butterfly Garden. playing their truck.Carolyn Finzer is a long-time Naperville residentwidely known for her storytelling and colorful cos- Truck Farm Chicagotumes. Today she takes on the persona of Mon- is a mini-farm plantedarch Butterfly, the Illinois State Insect, and will in the back of a pick-up truck. The biodiesel-provide education about ―puddling gardens‖ for powered Farm-On-Wheels is an edible exhibitthe butterflies to drink and sun themselves. used to engage youth about connections be- tween food, wellness and the health of the envi- Baby Goats from ronment. Truck Farm Chicago is a Green Sugar Press and Seven Generations Ahead project. Golden Guernsey of Illinois Dairy Farm ―Creature Features‖ (Table #4) (Table #14) All critters are adapted toBaby goats will be onsite at our farm visiting from survive in their habitats. You their dairy farm in nearby Carol Stream! can learn a lot by looking at their skin, bones, homes, Green Earth Silk-Screen Station behaviors, sounds, and (Table #15) more. Which critters you willPrint the Green Earth Fair logo on a folder or find visiting us depends onposter to take home ($1 for materials). Also, you the weather and availability,may purchase your very own Green Earth Fair T- so come by the exhibit of The Conservationshirt or canvas bag. All proceeds benefits the Foundation and be surprised.Green Earth Institute. 6
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  • 8. Exhibitor Guide#19 Advanced Geothermal Plumbing and Heating L.L.C. www.advancedgeothermal.com Advanced Geothermal Plumbing and Heating LLC is northern Illinois’ leading provider of geothermal heating and cooling systems. We are dedicated to installing systems guaranteed to save money and resources, while providing you with a comfortable, safe, and energy efficient home or business. Phone: 847.695.1657#16 Antaeus Organics www.antaeusorganics.com Founded in 2009, Antaeus Organics is dedicated to improving the world around us through earthworm castings fertilizer and potting soil. All products contain no synthetic chemicals, steroids or antibiotics, providing nutrients and enhancing your soil and plants disease and pest resistance, NATURALLY. We strongly believe any type of home gardening, lawn care or horticulture can be more productive, safer and ultimately successful without compromising the earth’s delicate eco- system.#42 Arbor Vitae - Java & Juice java-juice.com Local, independent Arbor Vitae Café -- stop by their booth for beverages during the Fair. Arbor Vitae has locations at the Northern Illinois University building on Diehl Road in Naperville and at the College of DuPage on Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn.#18 Art and Lindas Wildflowers www.artandlindaswildflowers.com Specializing in natural landscaping, wildflower garden design, installation, consultation and stewardship. Owner Art Gara will give a presentation today on Landscaping for Wildlife – Birds & Butterflies, at 2:30 pm in the Clow Education Center.#28 Bartlett Tree Experts www.bartlett.com Bartlett Tree Experts specializes in scientific tree and shrub care for residential and commercial landscapes. Services include pest and soil management that is respectful of the environment, tree and shrub pruning, tree health and structure evaluation, cabling and bracing, removal, and more. Bartlett is proud of its ―green‖ heritage and is thrilled to announce its Boost Natural Fertilizer which recently gained approval from the Organic Materials Review Institute. Stop by our booth and ask about our beneficial insect release program for managing insect pests too!#46 Blissful Seed Company www.blissfulseed.com Blissful Seed is an sustainable t-shirt company based in Chicago providing the eco-conscious community with 100% organic cotton t-shirts for adults and children. All t-shirts are grown and sewn in the U.S. Each t-shirt is dyed with low impact dyes and eco-friendly design inks. We strive to make a low carbon food print in the making of a t-shirt from the farm to the consumer.#11 Bloom High School: Biodiesel in the Classroom blatham.multiply.com Now in their 5th year, they are completely sustainable and looking forward to teaching and helping others learn how to make sustainable fuel from waste! To help introduce this material to the next generation of fuel consumers, they have made available grant resources and curriculum materials, and even sell liquid glycerin soap.#12 Bloom High School: Solar-Powered Oil Recovery Center (SPORC) web.mit.edu/invent With a $10,000 grant from the Lemelson-MIT program, the students of Bloom HS invented, designed and built a device for collecting waste vegetable oil and cleaning it for use as a fuel for waste vegetable oil cars or as a feedstock for biodiesel production. The device is solar powered and can be used to clean the oil at the site of collection.#41 Braconis Pizzeria braconis.com Stop by for some pizza while you are at the Fair, from this independent, local Italian American Restaurant and Pizzeria. Braconis is located on Royal Saint George Street in Naperville.#7 Chicagoland Healthy Lawn Team www.healthylawnteam.org This is a group of citizens who are concerned with the health and environmental effects of pesticide and fertilizer use because these chemicals can become airborne and inhaled, can be tracked into yards and homes, and flushed into local watersheds and lakes. Research and information is available about these hazards.#36 Food & Water Watch www.foodandwaterwatch.org Food & Water Watch is a national nonprofit organization works to ensure the food, water and fish we consume is safe, accessible and sustainably produced. Food & Water Watch staff and volunteers work in the Chicagoland area to mobilize people around food policy and organize Illinois citizens to protect our water. Stop by and find out how to get involved and take action on important issues!#21 Gluten Syndrome & Weston A. Price Chapter of Northern DuPage County TheGlutenSyndrome.net We compare medical hypotheses and current research on the gluten syndrome. This year we report much improved testing options. We encourage people to proactively avoid or relieve the serious consequences of these conditions. Landmark research of Drs. Weston A. Price and Francis Pottenger, circa 1930s, has fascinating and sobering findings which point clearly to benefits of an unprocessed, nutrient dense and toxin reduced lifestyle. Cheers to butter, organic produce, old fashioned sauerkraut and bone broths. 8
  • 9. Exhibitor Guide - Continued#14 Golden Guernsey of Illinois Dairy Farm www.iloverawmilk.com Rick and Kelly Boge, from their small family dairy farm in Carol Stream, provide raw dairy products for the Chicagoland area. At the Fair this year they will have baby goats for children of all ages to pet, along with information about their farm. Email: kellyboge@gmail.com. Phone 630-790-0061.#8 Good-Natured Landscapes, LLC www.goodnaturedlandscapes.com A residential landscape design company, Good-Natured Landscapes specializes in native plants (perennials, trees, shrubs). Denise Sandoval, landscape designer, designs traditional or natural-looking landscapes that are beautiful, functional and environmentally friendly. If you have a newer landscape, an older landscape in need of renovation, small or large yard, Good-Natured Landscapes can help. Phone: 630.983.5545#10 Grace Note Farm & Roseberry Soap www.gracenotewisconsin.com | www.roseberrysoap.com Tracey Hall and her family farm near Whitewater, Wisconsin. She loves raising goats, and uses her goat’s milk to make handcrafted kettle-made milk-based soap, which she has for sale as Roseberry Soap. Learn about her farm and about how she makes this wonderful soap. Purchase some to take home.#1 Green Earth Institute www.GreenEarthInstitute.org Producer of the Green Earth Fair, the Green Earth Institute was organized in 2002 as a not-for-profit educational organization to promote nutritional health and environmental sustainability. Using our organic farm as a demonstration and learning center, we grow healthful vegetables in an earth-friendly way and educate about nature, nutrition, and caring for the earth. Stop by our booth to register for educational programs or learn how you can buy organic vegetables from our farm!#3 Green Earth Institute Vegetable Seedlings As a fundraiser for the Institute’s educational programs, the farm crew has for sale organic seedlings they have grown— tomatoes (including heirlooms), peppers (hot and sweet), eggplants, cucumbers, winter squash (butternut and spaghetti), watermelon, thyme, oregano, sage and stevia. Using these seedlings, you can grow your own veggies and herbs!#15 Green Earth Silk-Screen Station www.zerobirdstudio.com Kids of all ages may screen print the Green Earth Fair logo on a folder or poster to take home ($1 for materials). Also, you may purchase your very own Green Earth Fair T-shirt or canvas bag. All proceeds benefits the Green Earth Institute. Jen Burak from Zerobird Studio provided the portable screen printing station.#2 Growing Place - Native Landscaping Plants www.thegrowingplace.com A locally-owned independent nursery business dating back to 1936, the Growing Place has locations in Naperville and Aurora. They have an extensive collection of native landscaping plants, with many available for purchase today at the Green Earth Fair.#20 Habi-Tek www.habi-tek.com Habi-Tek is an integrator of photovoltaic renewable energy systems. We design, install, maintain and repair these systems. Also, we are available for consulting and educational services. Habi-Tek has been providing building services for 27 years and photovoltaic services for 10 years. The owner, Tom DeBates, is a NABCEP(r) certified solar PV installer. Phone: 630.262.8193#34 Hartweck Honey Glen Hartweck is the beekeeper volunteer at the McDonald Farm, home of the Green Earth Institute. Honey bees are very important pollinators for the vegetables at the farm. Glen has local honey to purchase, as well as honey products. He will give a presentation about beekeeping at 3:45 pm at the Milk House.#30 Hobson Cooperative Nursery School www.hobsonco-op.org Hobson Cooperative Nursery School, founded in 1964 by parents who wanted to provide the best nursery school experience for children in the community, sits inside Naperville’s original one-room schoolhouse. Hobson provides students with play-based educational programs, including outdoor exploration in a natural wooded environment, where children have opportunities to challenge their imaginations. Phone: 630.420.8220#47 Holistic Moms Network www.holisticmoms.org The Holistic Moms Network is dedicated to encouraging parents to parent naturally and raise their children holistically. Our community helps holistic moms and dads to find others with whom they can connect and continually educate themselves and their families about alternative health, mindful parenting, and natural healing. 9
  • 10. Exhibitor Guide - Continued#26 Illinois Solar Energy Association www.IllinoisSolar.org The Illinois Solar Energy Association is a statewide non-profit organization that promotes the widespread application of solar and other forms of renewable energy through education and advocacy. As the Illinois chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, we are the state resource for educational classes, events, renewable energy related policy developments, Illinois news and access to local renewable energy vendors. Email: contactisea@illinoissolar.org#32 Keyless Locks Store. www.keylessentrylocks.com "Go Green" with a push-button, keyless entry door lock for home or office, for both indoors and out. These locks are completely mechanical and 100% weatherproof. No batteries, no wires, and no power supply. Just enter your secret code on the keypad to open. Theyre more secure than a conventional lock because they cant be picked or bumped. Theyre more reliable and have a life-time mechanical warranty. Designed to retrofit on most doors. Easy D.I.Y. installation.#38 Litter Free Lunch www.litterfreelunch.com Litter Free Lunch, based in Naperville, IL, is an eco-friendly company that encourages everyone, young and old, to make simple changes to their daily lives by reducing the amount of waste they generate at lunchtime and when they’re on the go. We sell our reusable lunch components at http://www.litterfreelunch.com.#29 Midwest SOARRING Foundation www.midwestsoarring.org Founded in 1996, the mission of this nonprofit organization is repatriation of Native American remains, protection of sacred sites, environmental conservation, and education about Native American culture. ―SOARRING‖ stands for Save Our Ancestors Remains & Resources Indigenous Network Group.#6 Naperville Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee www.naperville.il.us/bpac.aspx The City of Naperville will celebrate Bike Month throughout June. Residents and local businesses are encouraged to travel by bike for errands, commuting, and recreation. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is promoting recent additions to the city’s trail network, Bike Month events, safety tips, rules of the road and trail, and bike maps. Phone: 630.420.4197#23 Naperville for Clean Energy and Conservation (NCEC) www.ncec.us This organization is dedicated to pursuing local measures to combat climate change. We encourage all Naperville residents, through individual and civic actions, to reduce our communitys carbon footprint by increasing use of renewable energy and decreasing consumption of non-renewable electrical sources, traditional vehicle fuels, and natural gas.#27 Naperville Renewable Energy Program www.CommunityEnergyInc.com The Naperville Renewable Energy Program (Community Energy, Inc.) supports the development of renewable energy projects in Illinois. Joining the program is one of the easiest, most effective ways for Naperville residents to reduce their environmental impact. The program provides residents and businesses the opportunity to support clean energy resources, such as solar and wind.#33 Organic Garden Coach www.compostqueen.com Lynn Bement, also known as the "Compost Queen," teaches organic gardening, composting, vermi-composting, organic lawn care, and organic pest and disease control. She will help you have your garden (and landscape!) be a vibrant, healthy, organic environment that is friendly to all critters from microorganisms, to birds, wildlife and humans. Today Lynn speaks on Organic Home Gardening & Composting, at 3:45 pm in the Barn. Email: compostqueen@comcast.net#37 Organic Growth Industries www.organicgrowthind.com Organic Growth Industries is a local business. We offer organic fertilizer and enriched organic potting soil for personal and professional use. Our Pure Earthworm Castings increase soil fertility and improve germination, plant vigor, root growth and nutrient availability. Earthworm Castings were created by nature, and everything required for promoting optimum plant growth is found in them.#31 PACE Ride Share www.PaceRideShare.com Pace Ride Share is a free, easy, and convenient service that connects commuters who are interested in sharing their drive to work. The program gives residents and employees the ability to identify potential carpool/vanpool partners quickly and securely. By carpooling, you help preserve air quality, decrease traffic congestion, conserve fuel, and promote better health. For general information on Pace visit: www.PaceBus.com | Phone: 847-228-2492#24 Peaceful Parlour www.peacefulparlour.com Peaceful Parlour is a general store for the conscious consumer. All of our products are future-friendly - benefitting the environment or community and in many cases both. We strive to find unique and stylish products with future friendly characteristics & to raise awareness that the customer does not have to sacrifice style or comfort to live a green lifestyle. 10
  • 11. Exhibitor Guide - Continued#17 Philippa Norman, M.D., & HealthyBrainForLife.com www.HealthyBrainForLife.com Philippa Norman MD is a holistic physician offering workshops and professional continuing education on natural health topics, including Reiki, healthy aging, herbal healing and nutrition. She is the author of "Lessons From Your Body" a guidebook for healing, and "Feed Your Brain" a nutrition book for children. Dr. Norman will speak on the Impact of Nutrition on Learning, Mood and Behavior, at 2:30 pm in the Barn. Blog: blog naturallywisewoman.wordpress.com#5 Poopy-Doo Farm – Natural Fertilizer for Your Plants 708-534-9878 Located near Monee, farmer Emily Thiel raises 7 different animals—horses, donkeys, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and geese. The manure is carefully blended to make wonderful natural organic fertilizer for houseplants and gardens. No synthetic chemicals! And no smell because it is aged. Bags of various sizes are available for sale today at her table. New this year—compost starter!#48 Puddling Gardens for Butterflies Carolyn Finzer, appropriately costumed as a Monarch Butterfly—the Illinois state insect!—will coach you on how to attract and maintain butterflies in your home garden. What are the best host plants? How do you make a puddling tray? …and more, including a simple but useful craft project for the kids!#22 Pure Prairie Organics (Natural/Organic Lawn Care) www.pureprairieorganics.com Safe natural lawn care to create a healthy soil full of micro organisms and organic matter. Your lawn will grow green and thick without the use of harmful chemicals. Since 1994, helping families have a beautiful lawn that they can enjoy and feel comfortable playing in--safe for pets, kids and the environment. Bill Scheffler will speak about organic lawn care at 1:15 p.m. at the Milk House. Phone: 630.510.2483 | Email: pureprairie@gmail.com#45 S.C.A.R.C.E./DuPage Environmental Education www.bookrescue.org ―School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education.‖ Dedicated to educating students, teachers, residents, businesses, and the general public to conserve natural resources and energy, prevent pollution, reduce waste, recycle, and compost organic materials, in order to protect the environment and work toward a sustainable future for our community. Come ride the Energy Bike, and explore the Watershed Model and Worm Composting Bin.#40 Solar Service www.solarserviceinc.com Solar Service is among the most experienced solar system providers in the Midwest. Since 1977, they have designed and installed approximately 2,000 residential and commercial solar thermal and solar electric (PV) systems, including some of the largest systems in Illinois. They have a special focus on the local residential market. Lisa Albrecht will present Solar Power at the Farm today at 1:15 pm in the Barn.#4 The Conservation Foundation (Rain Barrels & Conservation) www.theconservationfoundation.org The Conservation Foundation, a not-for-profit land and watershed protection organization established in 1972, owns the McDonald Farm, where the Green Earth Institute leases the farmland. The Foundation encourages property owners to protect and/or create yards that are environment-friendly and conserve water through planting native vegetation, creating butterfly and rain gardens, and using rain barrels (available to purchase today!)#35 Todays Path Nutrition Counseling www.todayspath.com Susan Blake is a certified health professional and certified nutritional counselor who works with individuals and groups in all phases of dieting and overcoming food addictions, with an emphasis on the importance of feeding your cells real nutrients. She will give a presentation today, Youre Eating What? GMOs?, at 1:15 pm in the Granary.#13 Truck Farm Chicago www.truckfarmchicago.org Truck Farm Chicago is a mini-farm planted in the back of a pick-up truck. The biodiesel-powered Farm-On-Wheels is an edible exhibit used to engage youth about connections between food, wellness and the health of the environment. Truck Farm Chicago is a Green Sugar Press and Seven Generations Ahead project.#43 Two Mothers www.twomothersfoods.com Two Mothers is a reduced-waste lunch shop in Naperville, Illinois. We hope to share our venture with other conscientious eaters who like the idea that their lunch creates minimal waste. Two Mothers is absolutely committed to sustainability: We do not create waste from paper, plastic, or even one-use recyclables or compostable materials, and many of our ingredients are sourced from local markets and farms.#25 USGBC-Illinois Chapter www.usgbc-illinois.org Local affiliate of the U.S. Green Building Council, a national non-profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for green buildings. Pam Garetto will present Green Homes 101 (greenhomeguide.com) at 3:45 pm in the Granary. Email: info@usgbc-illinois.org 11
  • 12. Exhibitor Guide - Continued#44 Whole Foods Market www.wholefoodsmarket.com The worlds leading retailer of natural and organic foods, with more than 270 stores in North America and the United Kingdom, Whole Foods Market has a strong commitment to sustainable agriculture. Stop by their booth for food samples and for culinary demonstrations periodically through the afternoon by expert Chef Ron Moore.#9 Wild Ones®-DuPage www.for-wild.org/chapters/dupage Wild Ones is a non-profit organization with 50 chapters in 11 states, established in 1979. The Greater DuPage Chapter, covering the western suburbs, was founded in 1991 to promote the use of native plants and education in natural/ecological landscaping to preserve biodiversity. There are also 5 other chapters in Illinois. Phone: 630.964.0448#39 Zion Lutheran Pre-School www.zionnaperville.org/ECLChome Zion Lutheran Preschool , A Christian Preschool for children age 2-5. We strive to give children a balanced education in order to grow and develop both academic and social skills. Zion Preschool is located at Hassert (111th St) & Book Road in Naperville. Phone: 630-922-6086 Presenter BiographiesBill Scheffler — pureprairieorganics.com Organic Lawn Care — 1:15 p.m. at the Milk House Bill Scheffler has a degree in Horticulture from the University of Illinois and is the third generation of his family in the plant business. Twenty years ago, Bill started Pure Prairie Organics, a natural lawn and tree care business. He considers himself a soil nutritionist and is enthusiastic about teaching people how to cultivate beautiful, healthy lawns and gardens without the use of harmful chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.Jim Kleinwachter — www.TheConservationFoundation.org Rain Barrels & Rain Gardens — 1:15 p.m. in the Clow Education Center Jim Kleinwachter, Land Preservation Specialist for The Conservation Foundation, has worked for many years on prairie and wetland restoration projects. Watching interest increase in ways to practice conservation and native landscaping at home, he developed two Foundation programs to assist and support homeowners in their efforts—the Conservation @ Home certification and the sale of rain barrels. Today Jim will expand on those topics and provide resources so we can take basic steps toward greening our home landscape.Lisa Albrecht — www.solarserviceinc.com Solar Power at the Farm — 1:15 p.m. in the Barn Lisa Albrecht is part of the team at Solar Service, Inc. the leading full-service solar thermal and photo-voltaic consulting, design, and installation company in the Midwest, serving both the residential and commercial markets. Her firm designed the solar panel installation you can see on the barn roof. Lisa, active in the Illinois Solar Energy Association and a past board member, will describe how solar energy works—both solar thermal and solar photo-voltaic—and discuss the residential and commercial installations her firm has done in the Chicago area.Susan Blake — www.todayspath.com Youre Eating What? GMOs? — 1:15 p.m. in the Granary Susan Blake is a certified health professional and certified nutritional counselor who works with individuals and groups in all phases of dieting and overcoming food addictions. In her work, Susans emphasis is on the importance of feeding your cells nutrients instead of fake, processed food. Her blog, Todays Path, is a weekly health-related newsletter and she is a contributing free-lance writer to many health websites and magazines. In this talk about GMOs, Susan will draw upon materials from the Institute for Responsible Technology (www.responsibletechnology.org).Philippa Norman, M.D., M.P.H. — HealthyBrainForLife.com | Blog: naturallywisewoman.wordpress.com Impact of Nutrition on Learning, Mood and Behavior — 2:30 p.m. in the Barn Dr. Philippa Norman holds degrees in Medicine and Public Health and is author of the book, Feed Your Brain. Her training and experience in mind/body/energy therapies provides her with an integrative approach to treating health issues. Dr. Norman has worked with nutrition as a healing modality to treat attention problems, hyperactivity, depression and anxiety. She currently provides seminars about healthy eating and other natural health topics. 12
  • 13. Presenter Biographies - ContinuedArt Gara — www.artandlindaswildflowers.com Landscaping for Wildlife – Birds & Butterflies — 2:30 p.m. in the Clow Education Center Art Gara, owner of Art and Lindas Wildflowers, has been creating beautiful, wildflower gardens since 1997. Inspiration came from long walks with Linda, in natural areas. They wondered if it would be possible to capture the spirit of the natural world for enjoyment in home gardens. Today, Art and Lindas is one of the premiere landscape designers of native, wildflower gardens. In 2010, he was honored for "outstanding efforts to support the mission of The Conservation Foundation". His slide show illustrates gardens for private and public spaces.Mark Sullivan — www.sullivanenergygroup.com Wind Power at the Farm — 2:30 p.m. in the Granary Mark Sullivan is managing partner of Sullivan Energy Group, LLC, based in Montgomery, Illinois. Although his firm did not do the installation, Mark will describe the new SkyStream 3.7 wind turbine seen at the farm as part of The Conservation Foundations Water Conservation & Renewable Energy Demonstration Project. Mark will then describe another type, vertical axis wind turbines, which his firm specializes in, and discuss the issues involved in such "small wind" installations.Glen Hartweck — Beekeeping at the Farm — 3:45 p.m. at the Milk House Glen Hartweck is a retired educator who has been keeping bees for over 35 years. He began when his father was beekeeping during retirement and suggested Glen needed bees for his struggling gardens and fruit trees. When Glen finally gave in, his crop production tripled—and he was sold! Glen is a member of the Cook-DuPage Beekeepers Association and the Illinois State Beekeepers Association. He keeps his bees here at the McDonald Farm and at his home in Villa Park.Pam Garetto — www.usgbc-illinois.org Green Homes 101 — 3:45 p.m. in the Granary Pam Garetto provides green design services focused on healthy interiors. Having a long-time special interest in sustainable building practices, she has achieved the certification LEED AP ID+C. Presenting on behalf of the Illinois Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Pam will explain how greening a home means more than changing light bulbs, using low-VOC paints, or purchasing energy efficient appliances. A green home incorporates design, construction, and maintenance elements that significantly lessen its negative impact on the environment and support the health of its occupants. Todays presentation will help you understand how your decisions can help reduce health risks, save on utility bills, and increase home value. For further information, Pam suggests visiting www.regreenprogram.org and www.greenhomeguide.com.Lynn Bement — www.compostqueen.com | Email: compostqueen@comcast.net Organic Home Gardening & Composting — 3:45 p.m. in the Barn Lynn Bement, also known as the "Compost Queen," teaches organic gardening, composting, vermi-composting, organic lawn care, and organic pest and disease control, through her business, The Organic Garden Coach. Lynn has been a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener since 1995 and is a past Board Member of MELA (Midwest Ecological Landscape Association). She earned her horticultural certificate from The Morton Arboretum, completed her Master Composter certification from Michigan State University, and is a certified Soil Foodweb Advisor. Today she will discuss ways to have your garden (and landscape!) be a vibrant, healthy, organic environment that is friendly to all critters from microorganisms, to birds, wildlife and humans.Ed Beaulieu — www.aquascapeinc.com Rainwater Harvesting at the Farm & at Home — 3:45 p.m. in the Clow Education Center Ed Beaulieu is Chief Sustainability Officer for Aquascape, Inc., the leading installer of residential and commercial rain water harvesting systems in the area. Believing that rain water is a resource that should not be simply flushed away, Ed designs and installs water capture and reservoir systems, along with pumping mechanisms so the water may be used, commonly for yard or garden irrigation. Ed will describe the farms new system to harvest rain water from the roofs of the barn and granary for use in the Green Earth Institutes farm irrigation system. This involves a 25,000 gallon cistern in the ground between the barn and the granary. 13
  • 14. Performer BiographiesThe Cattails - Musical Band 12:30 p.m. on the Main StageEstablished in 1996, the Cattails are a four-piece band based in Winfield Illinois. Joe Wadz on Fiddle, Clever Dave Allen on Gui-tar, Babette Dean on Keyboards and Mike Warfel on Bass bring together decades of experience playing folk, rock, jazz, country,pop, blues and other styles. You will hear old-time and modern folk songs, original blues and pop tunes, and whatever else is inseason. Mike Warfel can be reached through his email: warfel123@aol.comTen Penny Annie - Musical Band 1:00 p.m. on the Main StageTen Penny Annie started out as a ragtag group of parents whose children attended the same school. They have evolved into amore musical group, playing mostly Celtic tunes, with a few folk and country songs thrown in.Japanese Koto Music - Musical Band 1:15 p.m. on the Main StageKazuko Narabayashi, Yuko Matsubara, and Mayumi Seino comprise this ensemble specializing in the koto, a traditional Japaneseinstrument with thirteen strings. They have performed at libraries, schools, museums and various festivals in the Chicago area.Rick Alaska - Musician 1:45 p.m. on the Main StageRick Alaska performs US / UK & Canadian folk along with 60s/70s ballads on 6 and 12 string guitars. He also performs someoriginals. Past efforts have included fund-raising for the DuPage Family Shelter. Current effort is the CaribouMusic open mic inNaperville. Website: www.CaribouMusic.comThe Dollparts - Musical Band 2:00 p.m. on the Main StageThe Dollparts are a brand new band from the Naperville area. Dana DeStefano is the vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Gerald Rien-ton plays bass, Luke Ostojic plays lead guitar, and Nathan Alaska is the keyboardist, but theyre still looking for a permanentdrummer to make the band complete. They will be playing an acoustic set of indie, 90s inspired originals and a few fun covers.Amy - Musician 2:15 p.m. on the Main StageAmy Zoglauer is a singer/songwriter who has performed at various coffeehouses and restaurants in the Chicago area. She startedplaying guitar at age 11, and recorded her original songs at Steve Jaculas Old Plank Studio in 2007 & 2009. In addition to heroriginal songs, she covers several of KT Tunstalls hits. Amy plans to finish recording her first CD in 2011 and looks forward to abright future of musical productivity.Indian Country - Folk Band 2:30 p.m. on the Main StageIndian Country invites you to travel with them from the land of India to good ole’ country swing folk songs, with a dash of energyconservation thrown in for good measure. Clap to original songs about the past, as well as songs of the future. You’ll be thinkingglobally, all from your comfy chair. Audience participation invited on a few songs.Anna Stange - Musician 3:00 p.m. on the Main Stage & recycled instrument-making throughout the dayAnna Stange is a farm volunteer, folk singer, educator and the 4th greenest Chicagoan ( Chicago Tribune 2008). Join Anna &friends making & playing recycled musical instruments. For more information, visit www.AnnaStange.com.The Hominids - Musical Band 3:30 p.m. on the Main StageThe Hominids were founded in Berkeley, CA in 1969. After their initial recording contract fell through, the group briefly disbandedthen reformed in L.A. in 1973 only to disband again. The mists of time cloud the intervening years, but in 1996 the Hominidsfound themselves located in the Chicago area and began playing live gigs throughout the Midwest. Constant touring sharpenedthe band’s skills while shaping the meandering live show format they have become famous for. The Hominids will be bringing thefull show to Shanahan’s in Woodridge on May 20th. For more information, visit thehominids.com.Clever Dave & Stu - Musicians 4:00 p.m. on the Main StageClever Dave & Stu, both Chicago area natives, will be sharing the stage. Clever Dave has sung and played music since he was ayoung child. His selection of American and British country and folk music combined with unique picking skills make for a livelyand fun listening experience. Lend an ear or two. You’ll like it. Stu James is a self taught singer songwriter. His style can be bestdescribed as Jimmy Buffet Meets the Blues. Stu plays regularly around the Western Chicago suburbs with monthly appearancesat All Wined Up in Clarendon Hills. For his upcoming events, checkout his Facebook webpage.(http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stu-James/59812630971 | email: StuJamesMusic@gmail.com)Joes Garage Band - Musical Band 4:35 p.m. on the Main StageJoes Garage Band has been playing Napervilles Naper Days, Last Fling and Ribfest since 2005. This band is 100% fun coveringJefferson Airplane, the BoDeans, Tom Petty and the Kings of Leon. 14
  • 15. The Green Earth Institute gratefully acknowledges financial support for the Green Earth Fair from the following sponsors: The Green Earth Institute gratefully acknowledges in-kind assistance from the following: Logo Design & Silk- Screening by Jennifer Burak This project is partially funded by a SECA grant from the City of Naperville. Tech Support by Sound System by Stephen Kaiser David Kaiser & Certified Com- Christopher Lawler puter Technician Contact them Kaiser Computers, through Inc. GlutenSyndrome.net KaiserGuy.com 15
  • 16. Buy Vegetables Grown at the Farm The Green Earth Institute sells its vegetables through itsCommunity-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. A CSA is adirect relationship between consumers and a local food grower.Participating consumers contribute to the farm’s yearly operat-ing budget by purchasing in advance a share of the season’sharvest. By making this commitment ahead of time, CSA share-holders join the farmer in assuming the costs, risks and rewardsof growing that season’s crops. Share fees go toward seeds,supplies, labor, water, equipment maintenance, and othercosts. In return, the farm provides fresh, nutritious vegetablesthroughout the season. Forty different vegetables and herbs are being grown thisyear. The 20-week Main Season harvest runs from mid-Junethrough October, and recently we added a 4-week Spring share and a 4-week Late Fall share. CSA subscribers cometo the farm weekly or biweekly to pick up a ¾ bushel box of freshly-harvested vegetables. Some subscribers teamup with others in their area and take turns making the drive to pick up. The 2011 season will be the ninth year ofthis very popular program. Our produce is USDA certified organic. Details and registration are online at www.GreenEarthInstitute.org. We expanded capacity by 9% this year, soat Fair time there are still shares available. Every year we have sold out, and we know that will happen again soonin 2011. 16

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