Monadnock Food Co-op and Green Energy Options of Keene invite you to this year’s Monadnock Region Earth Festival. This free public event takes place on April 21, 2018, Noon – 4 p.m. outdoors — next to the Co-op — and along the bike path, leading to Railroad Square Park (rain date scheduled for April 22, noon – 4 p.m.).
This year you can expect to see The Caterpillar Lab blending art, science, environmental education and their love of caterpillars. The Antioch Bird Club will also be on hand, sharing their extensive knowledge on avian conservation. You will also be able to meet with Community Garden Connections. They will be offering information on container vegetable gardening and how to make the most of any space, indoors or out, to grow fresh veggies at home! They will also be up-cycling egg cartons to plant micro greens to take with you. Stay for a little or stay for a while, CGC staff will be ready to help make your container gardening dreams come true! Fun for all ages and all levels of gardening experience!
The Keene Farmers’ Market will be there, folks will be able to check out various local vendors including: Beadin’ in Eden, Lone Wolf Cheese, Deer Ridge Farm, Archway Farm, Woodard’s Sugar House, Little Greens, and many more!
You will be able to learn about solar energy from Green Energy Options and learn about the work that The Sustainability Project is doing to promote a love of nature, environmental stewardship, and caring communities. Find out how you can benefit from the Monadnock Time Exchange, how you can support Monadnock Buy Local & The Local Crowd and shop handmade jewelry, terrariums, herbs, plants, veggie starts and more!
Inside the store there will be demos provided by Joe’s Soup, Evy Tea, and Garuka Bars. Be sure to stop in the store to check them out!
There will also be live music in the amphitheater behind the Co-op hosted by The Keene Music Festival throughout the event!
The Co-op’s Deli will be hosting a Local Food BBQ on the cafe patio during the festival hours (12-4pm). Last year’s food included a 100% grass-fed Walpole Valley Farms beef burger, a Sweet Italian Sausage made with pork from Archway Farm in Keene, and a House-made Veggie burger. Stay tuned for this year’s menu!
Keep checking back here for a list of vendors and demos!