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Simply Healthy

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The Simply Living Fair and Wellness Expo is an annual festival focusing on Living Simply Well, Community Building, Eating Local and Eating Healing Meals.

The 4th Annual festival took place November 12-14th, 2009. That year’s keynote presenter was Diana Leafe Christian, Editor of Communities Magazine and author of "Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities and Transition Towns". The Indiana Holistic Health Network has posted links to information about ecovillages (sustainable communities and transition towns – communities that are planning on how to shift in light of peak oil and global climate changes).

As in previous years there were vendors displaying and demonstrating wellness services, green businesses and products set up in the Showers Building; workshops for mind, body and spirit that will take place in the Ivy Tech Depot; a four course Local Food dinner, dessert, and beverages hosted and co-sponsored by Food Works for Middle Way House featuring foods from local growers and producers. That year a Moderated Community Conversation with Marcia Veldman, Farmers Market Director and Green Sanctuary Task Force member, Dave Parsons from May Creek Community, Lucille Bertuccio, President of the Center for Sustainable Living and keynote Diana Leafe Christian moderated by Marti Crouch; and our Healing Sound Concert with opening words by Rev. Mary Ann Macklin with Tom Roznowski, Alain Barker, Daryl Breeden, Steve Pollit, Patricia C. Coleman, Deb Phelps, and Karen Taborn at the Unitarian Universalist Church.

The keynote presentation by Diana Leafe Christian, the Vendor area and the Moderated Conversation are all free and open to the public, and the organizers have attempted to keep other costs down to encourage participation by a more diverse population. $15/17 general admission, Seniors and Students $10/12 for the day. Local Food Dinner and hear Dr. Kellie Osmon speak on the healing properties of foods for $35, and the Healing Sound Concert for $15/18, Students and Seniors $12/15.

It is a goal of the Indiana Holistic Health Network and Local Food (Green Dove projects and other Simply Healthy Conveners to educate and inspire through the exploration of some of the many possibilities available locally and beyond that can be utilized to support our becoming a healthier, more sustainable community.

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The 2nd annual festival took place November 9th and 10th, 2007 in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 2120 N. Fee Lane. It was presented that year by the Indiana Holistic Health Network and the Center for Sustainable Living in collaboration with the Caldwell Center, and incorporated the Simply Living Fair of the Center for Sustainable Living.

It featured more than 20 workshops, a Healing Sound Concert and a keynote presentation from Susun Weed.