Wood Burning Pickup Truck and Solar Powered Car Will Highlight Go Green Self Reliance Festival

THAYER, Mo., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A wood gas burning pickup truck will be on display at the Go Green Self Reliance Festival October 20 and 21 in Thayer, Missouri.

"The wood gas powered pickup owned by Wayne Keith was a big hit last October," said Mike Slack, organizer for the weekend event.

The Go Green Festival is held in April and October of each year to promote self-reliance, local agriculture, sensible renewable energy, and the local economy of the Ozarks.

"Another highlight of this festival will be the participation of Crowder College in Neosho. Crowder is one of the few two year colleges in the nation to offer an alternative energy degree program concentrating on Biofuels, Wind, Solar, Geothermal, and Green Building," Slack said. "Crowder professor Bill Moss will show off the Solar Racer, which is a solar electric powered race car designed and built by Missouri college students. The Solar Racer car won an international race in 2009, beating solar powered cars from MIT and Stanford universities."

David Blume, nationally known biofuel expert and author of the best-selling book "Alcohol Can Be a Gas" is providing numerous prizes to be raffled off. The Grand Prize is a free half hour permaculture or alcohol fuel consult with David Blume. Blume will also be giving an autographed hardbound copy of his book and copies of his excellent DVDs on "The Greening of the Auto Industry" For information go to www.AlcoholCanBeAGas.com.

Another leader in the preparedness, homesteader and self-reliance movement, Marjory Wildcraft, creator of the foundational video series "Grow Your Own Groceries" is also providing copies of her DVD set. She is best known for finding the easiest, fastest, and funnest methods of backyard food production. She draws from organic farming, permaculture, agroforestry, indigenous teachings, historical anecdotes, barefoot crazies, and relief work in developing countries.

"The Go Green Festival is a great example of the grass roots movement communities are organizing towards sustainability," says Wildcraft whose website is www.GrowYourOwnGroceries.com.

Solar power enthusiasts will find their needs covered with a solar panel raffle, with the solar panel donated by Craig Wiles of Preferred Energy.

A partial list of speakers and presentations are:

  • "Living With Aquaponics" by Franco Molea of www.Livingwithaquaponics.com
  • "Steam Engines" with Mike Brown of www.MikeBrownSolutions.com.
  • "Infection Control in Crisis Situations" with Candy Rick, RN
  • "Elderberries – Great Taste, Good Health and Cash Profits" with Terry Durham of www.ElderberryLife.com
  • "Preparing For Disasters" with Rodney Odem, FEMA Region 3
  • "Restoring American Freedoms" with talk show host and political commentator Mike Evans.
  • "Heirloom vs. GMO Seeds" with Mike Nocks of www.WhiteHarvestSeed.com
  • 'Preparing Garden Soil" with Debbie Slack of OSLU Ozark Sustainable Living University
  • "Benefits of Colloidal Silver" with Carl Rickard
  • "Organic Fertilizers" with Stan Clement of EnviroMag Products, LLC
  • "Organic Certification" with Sue Baird of www.SueBairdOrganics.com
  • "The Benefits of Organic Food" with author Lynette Pate who is stopping by while on a nationwide bicycle tour.

Admission to the Go Green Self Reliance Festival is free. The event is held at the Thayer City Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 20 and 21. The event will include live music, a carnival, draft horses, drills by the Thayer-Mammoth Saddle Club Drill Team, games and activities for children and food from a variety of local vendors. Vendors and media should call Mike Slack at 417-264-2435.

SOURCE Go Green Self Reliance Festival