Join us for a day of family fun, education and entertainment. The Sustainability Festival is in its seventh 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 Performances:
10 AM – Piti Theatre Company – “Innocenzo” 11 AM – Valley Women Drummers Noon – Incus 1 PM – Carrie Ferguson 2 PM – Chris Scanlon 3 PM – The Connotations
10:00 AM – “Beekeeping: Getting Started” – Henry Wilhelm (Demo Area 1) 11:00 AM – “Constructing Your Own Solar Oven” – Scully Wilhelm (Demo Area 2) Noon – “Growing, Sprouting and Saving Bean Seeds” – David Lovler (Demo Area 1) 1 PM – “Making Natural Deodorant & Biochar Facemasks” – Erica Clark-Tramantozzi & Mariana Lachiusa (Demo Area 2) 2 PM – “Gardening with Mushrooms” – Willie of Fungi Ally (Demo Area 1) 3 PM –“Vermi-composting” – Brandon Curtin (Demo Area 2)
"Skills to Build a Sustainable Future" Workshops provided by the UMASS Stockbridge School of Agricultural Leadership and Community Education:
Noon - "Gluten & Dairy-Free Living" with Ayana LaSalle (featured at the UMASS Stockbridge School of Agricultural Leadership and Community Education Booth)
1 PM - "Biochar Face-mask Workshop" with Mariana Lachiusa (in the demo area)
1:30 PM - "Natural Deodorant Making" with Erica Clark-Tramontozzi (in the demo area)
FACE PAINTING Noon - 3 PM
HENRY THE JUGGLER - 11 AM - 1PM
AND BE SURE TO VISIT THE DRAFT HORSES AT THE BLUESTAR EQUICULTURE SPACE; GOATS AT THE GOAT GIRLS BOOTH; CHICKENS AND RABBITS AT THE 4-H BOOTH!
Don't forget to bring your clean, used, dry clothing and textiles for the annual Textile Drive sponsored by the Amherst Recycling and Refuse Management Committee!The drop off will be located on Boltwood Avenue across from the Lord Jeff Inn.
3 Recycling Collections this year: 1. Pellet bags 2. Large Styrofoam chunks (no peanuts) 3. Textiles (ripped/stained clothing, stuffed animals, towels, pillows, linens & rags)
A Special Note: We dedicate this year's festival to the memory of our beloved former Town Manager, John Musante. He truly believed that sustainability and energy efficiency were the "right thing to do" and we thank him for his leadership that led Amherst to become a Green Community, as well as his many other lasting legacies. - Stephanie Ciccarello, Sustainability Coordinator