Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago
Presents a Bioneers Network Event
November 1-3, 2013 * Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago

What is Bioneers?
"... The leading edge of the world we want to create".  
-David Orr, National Bioneers and Oberlin Project

Listen to keynote David Orr's November 1, 2013 interview with Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ's Worldview. Learn about the Bioneers movement and the Oberlin Project, a public / private partnership, designed to make the City of Oberlin climate positive by 2040.


Thank You, Sponsors!
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Radio Interviews
Listen to Mike Nowak's recent interviews with Sandra Steingraber and Albert Bates.

Sandra Steingraber and the Fight to Ban Fracking in Illinois

Who Participated This Year? Take A Look!
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Becka, Jami Evans, Terry Joel Freehling Swenie, Rachel Barkley, Traci Faith, William Ho, Kelvn Kass, AmandaKelsang, Dorje Marre, Elena Medearis, Lisa

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SATURDAY, November 2, 2013
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Sustainable Local Fuel
This workshop will cover opportunities to salvage and grow sustainable fuel for stationary engines (power generation) and space heating.  We will examine high efficiency wood burning equipment, and how to develop and maintain a reliable, sustainable fuel source for them.  We will look at using brownfields to grow energy crops locally. And we will be investigating the opportunities for coppicing with hybrid poplars (rapid tree growing) and for growing oil plants for engine fuels.

Blake Davis
Blake Davis 
Adjunct Professor
Illinois Institute of Technology

Davis teaches about sustainability and facilitates undergraduate research projects at IIT. His students developed the aquaponics facility at The Plant.

2:45 pm to 3:30 pm

The Power of Mushrooms and How to Grow Them
This session will give you the inspiration, and starting skills to grow mushrooms and become part of the movement to bring this DIY, local, highly nutritious food into your diet and learn about other uses such as soil detoxification.

Swenie, Rachel
Rachel Swenie 
The Plant

Rachel Swenie created the mushroom farm at The Plant, where she works to produce healthy and fresh food using locally available resources. She is passionate about eliminating mycophobia and invoking the power of fungi in an urban setting.

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