The Huntington Sustainability Fair will be held this Saturday, May 21st, in Huntington's Central City at The Wild Ramp and the Central City Gazebo. This event will once again be free and open to the public.
Tour DePATH is among our participants, and will again offer their annual bike ride along the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health. There are three route options: 4 miles, 10 miles, and 26 miles. There is no fee, and community cyclists of all ages are invited to participate. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Goodwill Industries will be making infinity scarves from old clothes, and offering free Tech-Recycling, so bring your old tablets, phones, laptops, and printers to be recycled.
Marshall University Environmental Health and Safety, and the West Virginia Conservation Agency, will be hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop at 1:00 PM, so show up early and enter the raffle for a free rain barrel.
The first 25 participants in the Green Challenge will win a bag of free "Green Swag", so make sure to download our Green Calendar and take the challenge.
Other fair participants include area crafts-persons, artisans, food trucks, greenhouses, and farmers.
Following the fair, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition will be hosting a reception and film showing of "Fridays at the Farm" and "Cowspiracy- The Sustainability Secret" from 4:15-7pm at their offices, 725 14th St. West.
“The fair will be filled with live music by local artists, crafts, local food, workshops and demonstrations“, said Eve Marcum-Atkinson, co-coordinator.
“This is a great opportunity for area residents to join us and discover new skills, enjoy being a part of our community and how to live a more sustainable lifestyle”. Said Denise Poole, co-coordinator. “It’s also the perfect way to support local artists and businesses” Poole added.
Coordinators Denise Poole and Eve Marcum-Atkinson encourage everyone to come learn, listen to live local music, and have fun.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10:00 AM: Tour DePATH Community Bike Ride – hosted by Rahall
Transportation Institute, and the Paul Ambrose Trail for
Health (Gazebo & #39).
10:00 AM: Perennial Exchange & Plant Sale – hosted by the
Cabell County Master Gardeners Association (#40)
1:00 PM: RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP – hosted by Marshall
University Environmental Health and Safety, and the
West Virginia Conservation Agency (#35/36)
ALL DAY (10-4): Tech-Recycling Station – hosted by Goodwill
Industries, will accept old laptops, tablets, phones,
printers, etc. (NO TV’s) (#42)
ALL DAY (10-4): Self-Sufficiency Demonstrations of back-to-basic
techniques, including bow fire-starting – hosted by The
Mountaineer Institute for Self-Reliance (#43)
ALL DAY (10-4): YOGA – hosted by Studio 8 (#44)
ALL DAY (10-4): Pallet Upcycling – hosted by Dave Cooper, Kentucky Pallet Artist (#45)
ALL DAY (10-4): Composting and Food Fermentation – hosted by Noni Farms (#46)
4:15 PM: Reception @ OVEC, 725 14 th St West
5:00 PM: Film Showing @ OVEC, “Fridays at the Farm” 20min
and “Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret” 90min
LIVE MUSIC LINE-UP:
10:00 am : Tour DePATH intro, question and answer, ride launch
10:30 am : Intro to fair
11-11:45am : 5$Red
12-12:45pm : The Settlement
1-1:45pm : Jerry Brooks and Marcus Oglesby
2-2:45 : The Sugarbeats
3-3:45 : The Shadowshaker Band
Out Back of Wild Ramp
11-11:45am : Joe Troubetaris and Keyamo Onoge
12-12:45pm : Jeremy Daniel Roberts
1-1:45pm : Danny Neal
2-2:45pm : Chris Sutton & Mark The Harp
3-3:45pm : Kayla Massie
Reception & Film Showing
Ohio Valley Environmental Conservancy (OVEC)
Location: OVEC Office – 725 14 th Street W.
4:15 pm – Reception
5:00 pm – Film: “Fridays at the Farm” 20 minutes
5:30 pm – Film: “Cowspiracy – the Sustainability Secret”
Fourpole Creek Watershed Association
Appalachian Forest Herbs
Beyond The Vale
Butt Load of Keepsakes
Cabell County Master Gardeners
Chickpeas Middle Eastern Foods
Citizens Climate Lobby
Common Grounds Shoppes
Dave Cooper, Kentucky Pallet Artist
Donna Hicks, artisan
Energy Efficient WV
Glass From The Past
Ice Cream A Go-Go
League of Women Voters
Local Music Booth
Modern Thinkers Gallery
Mount West Community College
MU Biological Sciences
MU BLOOME Project
MU Creek Geeks
MU Environmental Health and Safety
MU Sustainability Dept.
Perennial Favorites Greenhouse
Poole's Arts & Antiques
Resistor Rags And Wares
Scent From Heaven, Inc.
Sustainable Living for WV
The Mountaineer Institute for Self-Reliance
The Wild Ramp
Tour De PATH
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
WV Dogs / 30 Mile Meal
WV Conservation Agency
The Huntington Sustainability Fair project is a cooperative effort by Sustainable Living for WV, the Marshall University Sustainability Department, the Wild Ramp, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, the Old Central City Association, Tour DePATH, the City of Huntington, Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, and many more.
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