Eco Village - Permaculture & DIY Exhibits
The Eco Village includes:
- Classes: rotating permaculture classes scheduled throughout the day,
- Libraries: seed libraries and a book library
- Village Square - with talks and acoustic music
- Installations - all-day exhibit installations
Escape to this cozy nook, for reading and small group discussion. Ryan Rising is providing tapestries and a full library of books on ecology, permaculture, organic gardening, and holistic arts and sciences, and a seed library of hundreds of species of organic and heirloom seeds.
- Handmade Bracelets - Brandon Peele will teach a workshop on making bracelets from upcycled rubber or leather. Brandon is the Co-founder of EVR1 (http://evr1.co), a Berkeley, CA company that makes sustainable goods that contain humanity's greatest written works.
- Cold Process Soap Making - Brandy Reynolds teaches you to make chemical and preservative free soap using wholesome, skin nourishing oils and sodium hydroxide. We will discuss the safety issues and the science of soap while we watch saponification in action! Brandy is a goat-walking, veggie-growing, purveyor of fine heritage eggs.
- Transforming Space: Permaculture and Direct Action - Ryan Rising. From liberating busy city streets to allow the human movement of dance, to emancipating the earth below our feet for growing food, this conversation will explore the many ways in which we can create environments that foster community, ecology, and vitality, right in the concrete jungle. Come hear stories from the occupy farm, renegade festivals, the struggle to save neighborhood gardens, and politically-active tent cities, and share some of your own.
- Plastic Pollution - Kiai Kim. Get to know what products are made from by learning to identify plastics. Plastics are lining coffee cups, paper, and metal cans. They are in our clothing and are replacing natural materials like leather. Touch different materials to sense the difference between compostable and non-compostable materials.
- Water! - Bengt Roberts.
The Mud Room
Prepare to get your hands dirty in this open-air workshop space. And maybe your feet.
- Seed Balls and Playing with Dirt for Kids - Sam Hartman from ECO-SF.
- Make Adobe Bricks - Sam Hartman from ECO-SF.
- Build a Cob Oven - Miguel Elliott. You and Miguel will build an Earthen/Cob oven using local Earth. Using Earth as a building material avoids using cement, the production of which causes pollution. Included in the workshop will be a discussion of how to identify good Earth for building, how to mix the cob, and plaster to protect from the water. Miguel is also bringing his mobile cob hut as well, called a "COBOOSE" which people can go inside of. Miguel Elliott operates the business Living Earth Structures out of Sonoma County. He specializes in building earthen ovens with benches in schools, community gardens, restaurants and back yard patios.
- Waterless Gardening with DIY Wicking Containers - Tom Le Blanc. Wicking containers use the capillary action of the soil to absorb water from a basin up into the growing medium. Tom earned his Permaculture Design Certificate from the Urban Permaculture Institute of San Francisco.
- How-To Bottle Brick: Transforming Waste into a Building Resource - Brennan Blazer Bird. Bottle Bricks are plastic bottles stuffed full of inorganic landfill trash. Bottle bricks are used around the world to build benches, houses, school buildings, and other structures. Come learn how to make a bottle brick and help transform your waste into a community place! Brennan is an ecological educator, natural builder, and founder of the Peace On Earthbench Movement (POEM).
DIY Electric Motorcycle
Jason is a clean technology attorney here in San Francisco, and Vice President of the Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association.
Solar Thermal Popcorn Generator
Ky Faubion, inventor
Learn how to build a powerful solar thermal popcorn stand. It prepares food faster than electric/gas stoves in the right sunlit conditions and generates heat on the spot without emissions or generating waste. At all. Ky Faubion is a dog walker who loves inventing.
The Eco Village Sign
Artists Sonja Ljubinkovic & Sebastian Bertsch
The extraordinary and beautiful Earth Day SF Eco Village sign is constructed of living organic material plus recycled metal and materials. This work of art can be yours-- inquire at the festival.
With healing and inspiring creative expressions, Heather's atomically activating eclectic folk is a tribute to the listener's enthusiasm for being! Cello, marimba, bells and trumpet, accompany her rhythm driven picking on banjo, steel mandolin and guitar. http://www.heathernormandale.com/ Mountain Dojo Mountain Dojo is a new San Francisco based old timey, bluegrass duo featuring Toshio Hirano and Dave Berry who both come from the school of mountain music. https://www.facebook.com/MountainDojo