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Burning River Fest – Best Festival Ever August 16, 2007

Filed under: education, food, local, recycle, reduce, reuse, social consciousness — terra @ 12:31 am

IMG_8118We went to the Burning River Festival on Saturday and it was the best festival ever. It was on Whiskey Island in Cleveland and the weather was perfect! There were vendors from Whole Foods, Great Lakes kegs of course, Green Energy Ohio, the Cleveland Co-op, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, The New Agrarian Center, and so many others. Everyone was fantastic and the food was great. I missed the Great Lakes ice cream, but was treated to chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert!

We learned about composting, the Ohio Solar Tour coming up October, fair trade, Reduce – Reuse – Recycle, etc. More on all of those topics soon!

There was a lot of awareness-building, educating people about reducing their footprint on the planet. The whole festival was well organized with something for everyone and the atmosphere was so positive. We bought an upside down tomato plant. They grow well because no ground-based bugs eat them. I’ll keep you posted.




One Response to “Burning River Fest – Best Festival Ever”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Oh my gosh, your rainbarrel. How was the cost compared to where we got ours. I set my up a month ago (Portland, Oregon) and it has not rained yet. We are threatened this weekend. I can only hope.mom

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