Compass Green


Compass Green takes sustainability education to at-risk youth via a 25ft mobile greenhouse. Compass Green will be teaching various aspects of Biointensive Sustainable Mini-farming, for the rural or urban eater.

Root to Stalk Cooking: Discovering a new way of looking at vegetables


We all want to eat more vegetables, yet cooking with them produces a lot of waste. Tara Duggan, author of ''Root to Stalk Cooking: The Art of Using the Whole Vegetable (Ten Speed, 2013), and a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer, will demonstrate how to get more out of each vegetable purchase, with ideas for being more creative, getting more flavor, saving money, and reducing waste. She'll show you how to use the parts of vegetables that are usually thrown away--chard stalks, fennel stalks, carrot tops and even apple peels--in inventive recipes.

Your Sustainable Home Brewery: Crash Course In Building it and Using it


Presented by the author of the new book Sustainable Homebrewing, this workshop will focus on making choices for equipment and ingredients that are kind to the environment when setting up a home brewery. Also, the best techniques for brewing sustainably will be discussed as part of an overview of home brewing. A good summary of the key steps to making good beer will be included. Some hands on features can be included if the workshop is held at the location of the Sustainable Homebrewing Exhibit.

Tiny Homes on the Move


Lloyd Kahn, author of SHELTER, the classic 1973 book on hand made housing, will present a slide show of photos and stories from his new book TINY HOMES ON THE MOVE, about 20th century nomads— people whose homes are tiny and mobile, and either on wheels or in the water. There are:n* 8 vansn* 8 pickup-trucks-with-camper-shellsn* 9 housetrucksn* 7 house busesn* 23 trailersn* 15 sailboatsn* 8 houseboatsnnThese are people who, either permanently or temporarily, have chosen to build and inhabit homes that move
Lloyd Kahn is editor-in-chief at Shelter Publications, which has been producing books on owner-built homes for over 40 years.

How Does Nature Make It?


Last fall MAKE and the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute kicked off a blog series exploring biology and what makers can learn from nature. This presentation will expand on that theme, highlighting the exciting synergies and opportunities that occur where the maker movement and biomimicry meet.

Exhibit is a thriving, community-sourced skill library that celebrates the culture of agriculture through activities such as canning, gardening, and cooking. Got a skill to share? Want to learn? Join the conversation!