Mark your calendars for EarthFest 2013!
This year’s event will take place on Saturday , April 20th from 10am to 5pm at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley campus.
As always, EarthFest is a FREE, “zero-waste” event with food, fun and entertainment for the whole family, including your pets!
EarthFest 2013 Educational Program
EarthFest’s annual scavenger is back by popular demand! Participate in the 2013 EarthFest scavenger hunt for some very groovy prizes! It is simple – get a player’s card at the scavenger hunt check-in; find exhibitors displaying questions; get the answers; have your card stamped. While you hunt, keep an eye out for an environmental-fact-spouting canine and his costumed friends roaming the grounds. Listen to them; learn something; have them stamp your card. Once your card is filled, enter to win one of the very cool hourly prizes from local businesses. Cross your fingers and maybe you’ll be the lucky hunter who takes home the amazing grand prize (to be announced). In addition to the grand prize, scavenger hunt participants will be entered to win one of the awesome hourly prizes (listed below).
Click here for more information including how you can volunteer at this year's event.
2013 Theme “Rooted in Sustainability” Activities:
Every year EarthFest chooses a theme. This year’s theme, Rooted in Sustainability, is meant to showcase green technologies used today that are based on older practices. We think it’s important and interesting to see the evolution of technologies we use today so we can appreciate the past, be inspired for the future and be aware for the present. The technologies that we are demonstrating fall into the following categories.
Transportation and Energy
Bike Walk Knoxville
Electric bikes from UT Civil & Environmental Engineering
Farming and Food
Composting with Master Gardeners
Worm Composting with Shannon Elliot and Worm Works
Farm techniques with John Sevier Home at Marble Springs and UT Gardens
Canning and food preservation with UT Extension
Creative and low waste cooking with Food Not Bombs
Chickens with Beardsley Community Farm
Goats with Keep Knoxville Beautiful
Sewing and quilting with Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild
Pottery, weaving, woodworking and broom making with Berea College Student Crafts
Soap making with Rainwater Farms
Youth Learning and Activity Area:
EarthFest is a family friendly event. This year we have lots of activities planned for young folks. Among them:
Tote making with re-purposed t-shirts
Newspaper planters for young gardeners
Pet rock station
Clothespin magnets making
Other On-Site Mini-Events:
FREE SCAVENGER HUNT (EarthFest Educational Program)
Medic Regional Blood Drive
Mercury Thermometer Exchange
Disc Golf Demonstration