SATURDAY, APRIL 27th
10 AM – 4 PM
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