Wet Block to Finish Product

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This presentation will cover the basics of making beef jerky from prepping the meat, various methods of marination/seasoning, and dehydration. We will talk a little about what Oaktown Jerk has done over the past year, followed by Q&A.



Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants, Healthy Harvest

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I will be speaking in depth on soil fertility, organic gardening or farming as it relates to soil health and sustainability. How to build fertile soil and what are the important factors that need to be considered in order to achieve success in the garden and have a healthy harvest. nSpeaking about how microbial elements in the soil help break down the nutrients the plants need to thrive and what those elements are. Focusing on following the path nature established and mimicking those elements in your garden or farm to achieve the best possible conditions for your plants to thrive and be healthy to help resist disease and pests. n


Mushroom Cultivation

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This presentation will provide faire goers all they need to know to go home and start growing mushrooms! Hands on will be offered all day both days of the faire at our booth to reinforce what is taught in the presentation. nWe will also offer folks the chance to make their own kit to take home so they can get started right away!



The Being Booth

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The Being Booth is an ethereal 20'x20' shimmering space that invites you to walk through and become present, to yourself, your surroundings and other beings. Bring your curiosity, discipline and courage for powerful results.



Hacking Your Brain, a primer

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You can hack the brain to do new tricks if you know the places where old school mysticism like ''school'' and hypnosis and psychoanalysis and astrology and pavlovian training meet NEUROSCIENCE. Rubber band, magnet, tape, candy, coffee, vitamins and a few exercises can change your brain. We'll show you how.


Ginger Beer with Wild Fermentation

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Learn to start a ginger ''bug'' at home with organic ginger. Within days you'll be creating ginger beers and sodas with this starter culture. The possibilities for drink concoctions is endless. This recipe will change your mind about sodas pop! Add the starter culture to flavored teas, fruit juices, or ginger ale base to create delicious beverages full of beneficial bacteria for your digestive track.


Sourdough Starters

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We will learn how to make and keep a healthy sourdough starter using the natural yeasts from the air. Types of flours, yeasts, sugars, and your water are all factors in keeping a long-living and great tasting sourdough starter.



Makers in the Nursing Unit: What we’ve learned across America finding amazing MakerNurses

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We launched MakerNurse last year to find inventive nurses around the country who combine the Maker ethic with their own mission to heal patients. After visiting dozens of nursing units, meeting scores of nurses and patients, and testing dozens of medical hardware hacking components, we are finding we can do more to democratize medical fabrication. Makers, nurses and caregivers are at the forefront of this movement. We outline a dozen examples from Brooklyn, TX, CA, MA, VA, and Montana and the maker caregivers behind them. As we create a community that Makes Health, we look at some ideas on how to make it thrive. All of us can DIY Medtech!




Designing the first Makerspace in a Children’s Hospital.

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We are designing the first Makerspace in a Children's Hospital.This novel,mobile, maker environment not only provides patients with creative outlets & learning opportunities,but also an occasion for the hospital to explore new avenues in patient care.The Mobile Makerspace meets health,safety & accessibility requirements of the children.Its philosophy is rooted in understanding the unique needs of patients & families,and in constructivist educational approaches.By sharing compelling stories of child-centered making & problem-solving in the hospital,we hope to inspire other hospitals with space restrictions to create and use Mobile Makerspaces.


e-Health Hacks, Sensors, and Saving Lives

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Using sensors and e-Health sensor platform (from Cooking Hacks, Libelium's DIY division), inventor Michael Script created a sophisticated device that will prevent millions of babies from dying of infant pneumonia by accurately measuring breath rate. The sensor platform allows for the integration of multiple biometric tests (breath rate, body position, etc.) and Script found he could link body position, heart rate, and a breath monitor to derive an accurate breath rate. At $15-$20/unit, the game-changing INSPIRE devices are accessible, and have the potential to save millions of young lives. This is innovation and problem solving at its finest.




How Making Helps Us Learn to Realize Empathy

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We often think that making is a means to an end, a way to produce an artifact. But the attitude and the process that drives the making is just as important as the product. This is especially so once you realize that the attitude and process that facilitates a smooth making process parallels that which empowers us to realize our empathy in relation to other people.