Thank you very much to our sponsors and vendors who helped make the 2010 Simply Living Fair successful! There are many great green businesses and organizations in south central Indiana that are eager to support simple and sustainable living.  We are grateful for their contributions to the fair and to the community at large.  We will be seeking sponsors for the 2011 Simply Living Fair starting in May – please contact us at csloffice “at” gmail.com for more sponsorship information.

2010 sponsors:

Sustaining Sponsors ($300+ in sponsorship)

Indiana Living Green (http://indianalivinggreen.com/)

Indiana Living Green is full of information you can use to find a green lifestyle that you live with – one that is both earth friendly and doable for you and your family. Published six times a year, the magazine profiles those living the green lifestyle and provide tips and resources for sustainable living.  The Indiana Living Green website gives you the latest news and links to help you be green along with pertinent, well-written articles from the magazine.

Branches Magazine (http://www.branches.com/)

Branches is a free publication providing a forum for topics including personal growth, the environment, health and well-being, social concerns and spirituality.  We are at the forefront of a tremendous growth in interest in topics of personal, cultural and planetary transformation.  Our magazine includes a mix of informative narratives, interviews, topical dialogues, how-to articles and thoughtful essays on subjects such as peace, spirituality, integrative medicine, nutrition and meditation.

Supporting Sponsors ($150+ in sponsorship)

Mann Plumbing (www.mannplumbinginc.com)

Mann Plumbing & Solar Energy Systems provides state-of-the-art solar panels, eco-friendly plumbing, and radiant floor heating to give you the Earth-friendly home you deserve. We serve the Bloomington area and beyond with plumbers you can trust.

L. B. Stant (www.lbstant.com)

Bill Stant is an Investment Advisor Representative of Financial West Group (FWG), member FINRA/SIPC. He specializes in Socially Responsible Investing with the assistance of the Progressive Asset Management Network. His background includes doctoral studies and teaching in political science. Bill was the Green Party’s candidate for Indiana Secretary of State in 2006.

Worm’s Way (www.wormsway.com)

Worms Way is the garden enthusiast’s destination. We’re committed to furthering earth-friendly gardening indoors and outdoors by offering the finest selection of innovative year-round gardening products. Visit us in Indiana, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Monroe County Government (http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/)

The Monroe County Government is working hard to make our region a better place and is proud to be a sponsor of the Simply Living Fair.

Bloomingfoods (http://www.bloomingfoods.coop/)

Bloomingfoods is celebrating 34 years as a community owned business. A group of people got together in 1976 and created a business that would have a local focus and bring them all the great food they could not find anywhere else.  Thirty years later we remain dedicated to good food and good health, excellent customer service, local and regional producers, and giving back to the community we are all a part of.

Cartridge World (http://www.cartridgeworld.com/usa/usa604)

Cartridge World is your locally owned and operated source for refilled inkjet cartridges and remanufactured laser toner cartridges. All of our products – brand name, compatible, refilled/remanufactured – come with a 100% guarantee. We offer free delivery to local businesses using our electric car.

Sprouting Sponsors ($80+ in sponsorship)

World Wide Automotive (www.worldwideauto.net and www.wordwideautomotive.blogspot.com)

The mission of World Wide Automotive Service (WWAS) is “Care for the Car, the Customer & the Environment.” WWAS has received environmental awards and recognitions for our work providing the highest quality automotive service while doing so in the most environmentally sound manner.  Our new facility (2009) has allowed us to take our commitments even further with a whole host of green elements that not only conserve energy, but make the building a more staff and customer friendly environment.

Vendors

Abundant Harvest Farms provides education and products for organic gardeners. Currently our organic plant and garden food Vegetable Mix and Vegetable Mix Vegan are sold at all Bloomingfoods locations and FARMbloomington. We also offer organic gardening workshops at Harmony School. Our one hour workshop is $19.95 per person and covers the essentials for creating healthy fertile soil in your organic garden. Saturdays 10-11am Tuesdays 6-7pm. Our workshops will continue weekly throughout the year. Register at abundantharvestfarms@yahoo.com

Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc. is a volunteer powered, non-profit organization that exists to provide new and used books, zines, magazines, and comics on topics of social justice, independent media, and fiction for the community; send literature of all types free of charge to prisoners in the midwest; and to provide a meeting space for community and literary groups. Website: www.boxcarbooks.com

Christine McKenna, Certified Reiki Master/Teacher, offers inspiring and transformational Reiki workshops where you can get to know the amazing impact of YOUR healing hands and learn the art of energy work!  At the next Reiki I (October 23) and Reiki II (October 24) workshops, you will receive certification, manuals, experiential training, and empowerment to start practicing Reiki right away on both yourself and others (www.heartspirals.com).  Christine also offers private hands-on Reiki sessions for anyone seeking relaxation, energetic clearing, balance, emotional release, pain reduction, spiritual and personal growth, transformation, and/or healing from the root cause of any ailment. Website: www.heartspirals.com

The Bloomington Community Orchard is a publicly-owned, volunteer-maintained orchard which will contribute to local food security, inspire joyful community engagement, and educate citizens while making sustainability delicious.  The orchard is currently under development on city land adjacent to Willie Streeter Community Garden near the YMCA.   Website: www.bloomingtoncommunityorchard.org

Earth Care Bloomington brings faith communities together to help curb global climate change by educating, acting and speaking up. We currently include twenty faith communities and welcome new members. We invite all faith communities to be part of an ever-widening circle of care for creation by joining this sacred responsibility. Website: www.earthcareindiana.org

Full Moon Milk Soaps is a collaboration between two farm mamas in southern Indiana. Our rich, all natural soaps are full of fresh milk from our farms and herbs and botanicals from our gardens, for a soap truly local to our area. Website: www.etsy.com/shop/fullmoonmilk

Indiana CAFO Watch is a grass roots group of concerned citizens from the farms, towns, and cities  with a goal to prevent pollution and protect our valuable resources.  We encourage the promotion of agriculture but with an emphasis on the protection of the resources available to all Hoosiers.  Contact Barbara Sha Cox at barbarasha1@msn or P. O. Box 1572, Richmond, IN  47375, or 765-962-2184.

Local Growers Guild is a cooperative of farmers, retailers and community members dedicated to strengthening the local food economy in Southern Indiana through education, direct support and market connections.  Our mission is to create a local foods system that provides quality food to our community, preserves the viability of family farms, improves the quality of life for growers, and promotes practices that preserve and protect the Earth. www.localgrowers.org

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is a local Bloomington food pantry that offers garden and nutrition education. MHC provides healthful, wholesome foods to folks in need and strives to provide our services in ways that build community while enhancing the dignity, respect, and self care of all involved.  Website: www.mhcfoodpantry.org

Pure Hearts & Clean Hands Soap Co. strives to handmake all of your bath and body product needs.  We handmake soaps, lotions, shampoos, teeth cleaner, laundry soap, deodorants, mineral cosmetics, lip butters, salt glows, clay masques, bug repellent, and more…Website: www.phchnaturalsoap.com

Scarlett Winters, N.D., is an ANCB certified traditional naturopath. She has been working in the field of natural health for over a decade. She seeks to educate her clients on ways to experience vitality and health on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. This is accomplished through assessment, education, and natural therapies. Your practitioner will do her best to listen to you, take time to answer your questions, and empower you to make informed decisions about your health. A free 30 minute chat is offered to new clients to decide if naturopathy is right for you.  Website: www.healthypeaplellc.com

Young Living Essential Oils, with four farms in Idaho, Utah, France, and Equador, honors its stewardship to champion nature’s living energy to promote a life of wellness, purpose, and abundance.  Our oils are not synthetic; they are pure, unadulterated, and distilled from plants grown on our four farms. Products include skin care, home health care, nutrition, and literature. Experience the emotional, physical, and spiritual awakenings of these versatile oils.  Website: www.youngliving.org/empowerment

Evolver Bloomington is the local “spore” of the international Evolver Social Movement.  We are a social group/network which collaborates consciousness and cultivates community for the purpose of creating a culture of heightened awareness, equity, and ecological stewardship.

Special Thanks

First United Methodist Church – for providing wonderful facilities for events all weekend long!

City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation – for the use of Third Street Park, our favorite gathering place!

Rhino’s Youth Center – for the loan of tables and chairs for our vendors!

Food Works for Middle Way – for cooking a delicious meal on Friday night featuring local ingredients!

Musgrave Orchard – for donating wonderful fresh-pressed apple cider for our dinner!

White Rabbit – for printing our program guide!

Thank You Planning Committee

Marie Fleming

Lucille Bertuccio

Marcia Pluta-Figueiredo

Betsy Caulfield

Samantha King McDonald

Rhonda Baird

Maggie Sullivan

Carmen Blubaugh

Elli Plunkett

Michael Simmons

Ria Collee

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