Amherst Sustainability Festival

Dorie on bike
Emlen ver 2
6th Annual Amherst Sustainability Festival in honor of Dorie Goldman & Emlen Jones
10 AM - 4 PM 

This year's festival is being held in honor of two individuals, Dorie Goldman and Emlen Jones, who lived sustainably. Their presence will be missed by those of us who had the pleasure of their company at this event over the past several years.   

In tribute we are hosting the Goldman-Jones pledge.  Stop by the information booth and pledge to make a sustainable change in your life.  Whatever works best for you - a shorter shower, a walk or bikeride to the store instead of driving, composting, changing lightbulbs to efficient LEDs - anything you do will make a difference! After the festival the list will be posted "in the news" section of the Town's website.
Schedule of Stage Performers
       10 AM – 10:45 AM – Piti Theatre Company
        11 AM – 11:45 AM – Marcy Gregoire
        Noon – 12:45 PM– Ben Grosscup
        1 PM – 1:45 PM – Su Eaton of Peaceable Village
        2 PM – 2:45 PM – Wishbone Zoe
        3 PM – 3:45 PM – Debbi Friedlander
Central Demonstration Areas
        Demo Area 1
        10:15 AM – Tree Care with Alan Snow
        12:15 PM – Pollinator Seed Bombs with Jarrod Fowler  
        2:15 PM – Native Bee Nesting Shelters with Jarrod Fowler

       Demo Area 2
        11:15 AM – Practical Backyard Composting with Dr. Worm (David Lovler)
        1:15 PM – How to Grow Mushrooms at Home & Their Medicinal Benefits with 
        Carl Gottschall

        3:15 PM – Introduction to Fermented Vegetables with Trevor Ring
Live Animals!
Goats at the Goat Girls Booth
Draft Horses at the Bluestar Equiculture Booth

Tree Identification Games and Activities led by Jim Terruso, Mt Tom Park Ranger.  Meet Jim at the Amherst Public Shade Tree Committee booth located closest to the Boltwood Avenue and Spring Streets at 11 AM and 1 PM.  A fun way for the whole family to learn about trees!
        FACE PAINTING    by Marcy Gregoire - Under the Tree Arts noon - 3 PM
        HENRY the JUGGLER will perform around the Common between NOON -         2 PM

RECYCLING DRIVE - Bring pellet bags, large Styrofoam chunks & unwanted clean/dry clothing, linens and rags for recycling. The collection truck and bin will be located on the South Pleasant Street side of the Common closest to College Street (Route 9). 
and as always....
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