Amherst Sustainability Festival

SATURDAY, APRIL 27th
10 AM – 4 PM
TOWN COMMON

Join us for a day of family fun, education and entertainment. The Sustainability Festival is in its tenth year and is bigger and better than ever! There is literally something for everyone with over 100 vendors of renewable energy, energy efficiency product suppliers, advocacy groups as well as sustainable crafts and artisans!

SCHEDULE OF STAGE PERFORMERS:
10 AM – Luke DeRoy
11 AM – Caylin Lee
Noon – Emma June
1 PM – The Frost Heaves and Hales
2 PM – Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate
3 PM – Piti Theatre Company

CENTRAL DEMONSTRATION AREA: (CHECK THE ON SITE SANDWICH BOARDS AT THE FESTIVAL FOR TIMES)

Bagshare Making – Sue Morrello

Bee Pollinator Habitats – John Root

Composting Workshop with City Compost

Cycling as All-Season Transportation – Laughing Dog Bicycle

Chakra Energy Healing for Centering and Relaxation – Saralee Hofrichter

The human body is a complex vibratory system. Reiki, crystals & sound are all forms of energy that help raise your vibration, and will be used to help re-align and harmonize your chakras, as you are guided back to a grounded and balanced state – Saralee Hofrichter, Reiki Master, Crystal Healer, Sound Healer

Multicultural History of Henna – Paisley Peacock Body Arts

Specialty Mushrooms: Curiosity, Cuisine and Cultivation – Willie Crosby, Fungi Ally

Join Willie Crosby of Fungi Ally in an exploration of the magical world of specialty mushrooms. We will discuss the basics of what specialty mushrooms are and why use them in the kitchen and medicine cabinet. Excited to grow them at home? This workshop will discuss 2 methods of home cultivation, using a grow kit and inoculating shiitake logs.

Tree Planting and Pruning with Amherst Tree Warden Alan Snow

Upcycling Workshop with EcoBuilding Bargains

WAYS TO REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

Stand up for science and join the UMASS March for Science Western MA 2019 convening at Kendrick Park at 9 AM and leaving for the festival at 10 AM. Organized by the Amherst Pod of 500 Women Scientists and UMASS Amherst That’s Life [Science] blog.

Participate in the BID sponsored CHALK WALK! Chalk available at the Amherst BID booth.

RECYCLING COLLECTIONS: DROP OFF LOCATION ON SOUTH PLEASANT STREET ADJACENT TO THE COMMON

ALSO – ELECTRIC VEHICLES, HORSES, FACE PAINTING, A JUGGLING STILT WALKER, THE ORBITRON AND MORE!

VISIT https://www.amherstma.gov/683/Sustainability-Festival-Information FOR MORE UPDATES!

THANK YOU TO OUR FINANCIAL SPONSORS: EVERSOURCE AND BERKSHIRE GAS

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