The Sustainable Living Expo is coming up this weekend, and it’s going to be a big deal!
A big portion of the event is renewable energy. But we also have sustainable food, sustainable crafts, sustainable healthcare (burn treatment), and others. There will be things for sale at the event, and some booths just offering products, but the focus of it all is not as much providing products as it is providing services and resources. Offering help and networking for DIYers, homesteaders, and environmentally conscious people everywhere. Definitely do not forget to bring a notepad and pen. We have a string of seminars and demonstrations planned for both days that are geared towards bringing you real solutions.
Every way we turn we see and hear and read about impending doom and climate change and peak oil and all out disaster, and then they either tell us there’s nothing one person can do, or they tell us to change our light bulbs, then go on with life. At this event we are trying to keep it positive. Let’s make some REAL change.
We are doing butter making demonstrations at our booth, and I will be doing a presentation on raising your own meat and chickens. Some of the others that I’m very excited about are the B & W salve (burn treatment) seminar. John Keim will be here in person to do that. He is an Amish herbalist from Ohio who formulated the salve and, I dare say, knows as much or more about herbs and healing as any licensed person in the country. The Amish communities have been successfully using his burn treatment program for a number of years and almost no Amish home is without a jar of his salve and some dried burdock leaves. They have successfully treated serious 3rd degree burns over large areas at a fraction of the cost of hospital burn units and with no skin grafting. There is only one hospital in the whole U.S. and Canada, however, that encourages the program. We need the awareness to spread beyond the Amish communities.
The other one that I won’t miss for anything is Reuben Stoltzfus, another Amish man, from Lancaster, PA. At one time the doctors had virtually given up on his health, but he read and learned and nursed himself back from the brink. Now he has this company called “Lancaster Agriculture Products, catering to soil health, animal health, and human health. Reuben has spoken at Acres’ Conference, in Amish communities and at conventions all over the U.S. We are very humbly proud to be having both of these men speaking at our Expo. I hope you’ll be there.
Hope all is well, and you’re all having a great week!
The website for the Sustainable Living Expo is: www.SustainableLivingExpo.net.