OACC includes both pre-scheduled and spontaneous presentations. Pre-scheduled topics are listed here. Previously unscheduled events are added to the roster on Friday evening, during the Open Space Process after the Opening Circle. Join us for Open Space to add your presentation to the OACC mix.
Friday, September 27
- 3 pm Camp opens for Registration
- 3 – 5 pm, The Physics of Cultural Education, Flower of Life Model – Amber Johnson for Rural Renaissance
- 6 pm Opening Circle – Introduce yourself, make connections, learn about other participants. Very Important for the Full OACC experience
- 7:45 pm Karst Video by Denise Vaughn
- 7 pm Open Space Planning- During this time, you can ad your own presentation to the OACC schedule. The schedule of all sessions will be displayed during OACC in the dining hall
- 8 pm Catywumpus band– Jenny and Tom Sartain, and their friends Joe and Debbie will entertain us with traditional old time mountain music, ragtime, and Celtic music. Jenny plays clawhammer banjo, tenor banjo and ukulele. Tom accompanies her on rhythm guitar. Joe plays fiddle, Debbie plays dulcimer.
Saturday, September 28
- 8:30 am Food Sustainability, Angela Jenkins, former head of Ozark Regional Food Policy Council, will discuss practical steps for building local food systems.
- 9-10 am+ Green Building, Wren Haffner and Ini Giesbrecht- Get your hands muddy diving into the world of plastering as Ini and Wren teach a modern approach to ancient building practices that are in line with nature.
- 9 am Tai Chi, Martin Turner
- 9:30 am, Ozark Advocacy, Marisa Frazier of the Sierra Club – From protecting parks to limiting CAFO waste, Marisa Frazier with the Sierra Club’s White River group will tell about ecological issues affecting the Ozarks.
- 10 am Lessons from a Tree, Stan Slaughter – Drawing from deep ecology musings, Stan will share insights about how trees can motivate and inform our life.
- 10 am Bryant Creek State Park, Ken McCarty, natural resource program director for the MO State Park system will describe this new park’s notable features, ongoing scientific research there, and plans for its development.
- 10:30 am State of the Ozarks, facilitated by Denise Vaughn- This popular annual session offers the opportunity to hear what others are doing and to share news from your neck of the woods! Be prepared to give a short talk about your event, project, organization, business, or ideas. Whether you’re new or a long-timer, this session can help you find connections.
- 1:30 pm OACC Roots & Fruits, Denise Henderson Vaughn – slideshow celebrates 40 years of OACC gatherings
- 2 pm Superb Sauerkraut Demonstration, Mary Cutter- learn her sauerkraut-making secrets. Make some yourself. Bring a jar and take some home.
- 2:30pm Prioritizing Consensus Decision Making at the Level of Group. Dalayna Williams for Rural Renaissance
- 2 pm Climate Models and Climate Policy, Johann Bruhn and George Laur – University of Missouri Professor Emeritus Johann Bruhn will describe scientific predictions of future climate impacts on the Ozarks, and Missouri Citizens’ Climate Lobby co-ordinator George Laur will discuss policy options that could mitigate impacts. Facilitated by Sasha Daucus./
- 3:25 pm, Expand Your Garden , Panel. Daniel Roth from Elixir Farm, Hannah Hemmelgarn from the University of MO Agroforestry Center, and Joanne Olszewski from Worm Woman Inc . A wealth of experience is packed into this panel, which will discuss using high tunnels to extend the growing season, cultivating forest crops such as medicinals and mushrooms and composting with worms. Facilitated by Jamie Jackson.
- 4:30 pm Ecological Land Tenure, Panel- Susan Minyard from Sweetwater Community Land Trust, Kathleen Logan Smith from Farm Resettlement Congress, and Kelly O’Mara from Ozark Land Trust, will discuss how to pass on land with ecological protection and how to help young people who want to live on the land. Facilitated by Gene Dunaway.
- 8 pm Coffeehouse Talent Show – Enjoy the talented folks of the Ozarks. From year one of OACC (1980) on, Coffeehouse has made one thing clear…OACC folks are talented! Experience what our entertaining folks have to offer this year!
Sunday, September 28
- 9am OACC 240, David Haenke, people have gathered around OACC to encourage each other and nurture a lifestyle that is informed by the Earth. From the gatherings have grown hundreds of ecological initiatives. Now, what does the future hold for OACC? In a special session, led by David Haenke, one of OACC’s founders, we’ll look back to the original vision of OACC as an ecologically-centered representative/coordinating body for the bioregion; and consider what might be happening in the Ozarks and the nature of OACC 200 years from now if OACC was still around. Facilitated by Joshua Youngblood.
- 10:30 Plenary session– Planning for OACC 41
This year, we’ve had lots of wonderful energy for creating Kids’ Activities for OACC. Here are the plans in place for now. For more information, please contact Teresa Youngblood.
- Friday 3–5 pm Set up Kids Tent. The Kids Tent will be a place for parents, gaurdians and kids to hang out, do some drop-in crafts and handiwork, and stage adventures together! Please bring any supplies you’d like to add to the fun– markers, colored pencils, salt dough, sturdy toys, etc.
- Saturday 9 am Drum and Shaker Making with Dalayna and Leesa. Kids can make their own drum to use in the music making later in the day. Please bring empty oatmeal/coffee type containers with a plastic lid for making the drums and shakers.We’ll also have some there as well.
- Saturday 10:30 am Play ground Games
- Saturday 11:30 am Kids Lunch
- Saturday 2 pm Herb walk with Jamie Jackson
- Saturday 1 pm Kids Music with Dalayna, Kirstie, and Leesa- sing songs, play your drums and shakers made earlier in the day.
- Saturday 2:30 pm Planned Activities at the Kids Tent
- Sunday 10:30 Planned Activities at the Kids Tent
Program Subject to Change. For more information contact OACC at OACCleaf@gmail.com
We highly encourage you to come to OACC on Friday afternoon, register and be a part of the Opening Circle at 6 PM. The Opening Circle is our first chance to be together as a whole group, and one of the most important aspects of OACC. It gives everyone a chance to introduce themselves to each other, find out what others are doing and what they are passionate about, where they are from, and start participating actively in OACC right away. It is at the opening circle that you get to see those who you most might want to get to know more and meet with during the rest of OACC.
Noon. Set up begins.
3 p.m. Registration opens.
3—5 p.m. Vendors set up exhibits, to display throughout OACC their Ozark-based, environmentally-friendly, cottage-industry products.
5 p.m. Dinner (simple snack-type foods) Please bring potluck items.
6 p.m. Opening Circle. Introduce yourself, make connections, learn about other participants. Very important for the full OACC experience.
After Opening Circle. Open Space Process. This is your time to sign up if you want to give a presentation or host a discussion. We set the final schedule then. OACC is all about sharing and participating!
7:30 p.m. or so. Entertainment
Later. Fire circle and/or drum circle (conditions permitting)
7:30 a.m. Breakfast.
9 a.m.—noon. Workshops, presentations.
10:30 a.m. State of the Ozarks.
Noon—1:30 p.m. Lunch.
1:00—6 p.m. Workshops, presentations, sessions.
6—7:30 p.m. Dinner.
After dinner. Coffeehouse Talent Show—Major fun! Everyone, from the smallest child, is encouraged to perform, be it with music, poems, theatrics, dance, or jokes.
7:30 a.m. Breakfast.
9 a.m. Workshops, presentations.
10:30 a.m. OACC 41 Congress Planning Session.
All are encouraged to attend this session of the Congress, which determines the future of OACC!
12:30 p.m. Lunch.
After lunch: Silent auction for leftover food. Cleanup.
After auction and cleanup: Closing Circle.