Green Fest 2017
Visit Onondaga Cave State Park Saturday, September 23 to explore the connections between our health and the health of the planet.
*Endangered Wolf Center *Renewable Energy *Upcycling *Natural Building *Greenhouses *Butterfly Plants * Bee’s Honey *Apple Butter *Nature Art *Food *Microbrew Beer *Music *Kids Crafts (VAN GO!), Petting Zoo and Hula Hoop Fun!
2017 Vendors apply through the 2017 Vendor Application.
2017 Speaker Forum and Vendor Business/Organization Roster
Throughout the day we will have presentations & demonstrations – a great way to gain knowledge on Green Living! Scroll down for more info.
Visit with The Endangered Wolf Center
Bring your small electronics (e-cycling) for FREE recycling!
Free electronics recycling will be held at the Park on Saturday for items such as computers, phones, monitors, DVD players & small appliances. Many modern household electronics contain a variety of important reusable as well as toxic materials. Keep these materials from ending up in the landfill by recycling them! Recycling these materials also reduces the harmful impact of mineral resource extraction. A fee of $35 for old CRT/TV monitors and special disposals up to 35 lbs will apply.
Visit the demonstrations and presentations throughout the day to explore ways to have fun and be more sustainable!
11:30 am – “Solar Energy for the Homeowner” – Power your home with the sun! With tips for going solar, Rex builds on information presented last year. With information relevant to anyone, he will answer your questions. Presented by Rex Rohrer, Silver Seed Farms
11 to 2 – Old Tyme Bluegrass and Fiddle Music ~ Featuring Kathy Summers!
1 pm – “Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Ozarks” – Colleen teaches about identifying edible and medicinal herbs from the woods and discusses making them into salves and tinctures. Presented by Colleen Smith, Turtle Earth Healing Center
Meet the Vendors!
Please go to our vendors’ websites. Consider keeping your money local and buying products from these local vendors – Christmas is just a few short months away… Scroll down to peruse the many faces of sustainability. 🙂
The Stephens Family – Homemade Apple Butter! Be part of some old-time apple butter making! Apple butter will be available to purchase.
W.O.R.M. Club – Bourbon High School Vermicomposting – Worms make our food!
Recycling and Re-purpose
Great crafting fun for kids and the young-at-heart! Featuring: “The Great Green Re-Read Outside”
Book giveaway and bookmark making art project will be hosted by Mr. Jan DeYoung and Anne Marie Schweiss.The Van Go Van will be on site with many recycled items for kids to make crafts from. This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping creative materials and reusable resources out of landfills and putting them in the hands of children, teachers, artists and others for creative and intellectual development.
Come see the giant recycle/trash cubes! Learn about local recycling and what is saved from the landfills!
Here to educate the community about recycling opportunities in our area! Check out their FOOD: TOO GOOD TO WASTE Initiative!
Come to our Re-purpose Table, and Find YOUR Treasure! A re-purposing area will be on site with FREE items still in good working order or good to use. Guests at the event are welcome to take home anything from the area that strikes their fancy FREE of charge. Donations to the Onondaga Friends Association are welcome but not necessary. This is just a good way to find a new home for gently used items other than the landfill.
Presenting “Energy Efficient Greenhouse Design” by Dan Payne. Dan has a BPI certification school and is a leader in the Green/Energy Efficiency industry. He will be on- and to help you become more energy efficient, reducing your energy bills and carbon footprint, as well as teaching about his latest interest and research in greenhouse design.
Environmental Energy Consultants is a Training / Test Center for BPI Certification Exams. Environmental Energy Consultants offer energy auditor and weatherization worker training for BPI Certification exams through our partnership with various Colleges and organizations throughout the Saint Louis, MO region.
Presenting “Solar Energy for the Homeowner” by Rex Rohrer. A Horticulturist, solar installer, and BPI Energy Analyst, Rex will be available to discuss solar power, energy efficiency, and native gardening. Demonstrating solar energy, he will also have solar equipment available to see. Silver Seed Farms facilitates the growth of renewable energy and natural building practices, native gardening and community – helping others achieve their personal goals of living more sustainably.
Natural Cobb Building – Lori with Silver Seed Farms will be on-hand to discuss a natural lifestyle and demonstrating cobb natural building techniques.
T. West Construction
Green builder will be on-hand to discuss green building and showcase examples of natural and green building.
Hands-on Solar Energy!
Hook up solar cells and power tiny generators. Demonstration of parabolic solar heat to power small Stirling Engines! These educational “toys” for the kid in all of us were purchased by OFA through a grant in 2015 by the National Environmental Education Foundation and Toyota to help us all understand how these things work (while we play!). Thank you NEEF and Toyota!.
Nature’s Canvas Art & Craft
Wheel-throwing pottery demonstrations by Kate! Beautiful handmade pottery will be for sale. Think about birthdays and Christmas!
Come play with handmade Hula Hoops! Hoops, Eco Art, Jewelry available for sale.
Author Jimmy Z will be available to sign copies of new and older comic book creations.
Handmade tie-dye garments and textiles.
The Luthery Shop, Bourbon, Missouri
Master Luthier Paul Dunn, builds string musical instruments from pallets, hollow core doors, guitars, mandolins, dulcimers, and discarded solid wood furniture. Repair and construction.
Craig will be demonstrating the creation of his beautiful art – wooden boxes, bowls and other objects from random pieces of wood he finds in nature.
Come to their table to learn about the many things the Endangered Wolf Center is doing. Learn all about mammals of Missouri.
“Our vision is a world where endangered wolves and other wild canids exist and thrive in their native habitats, recognized and valued for their vital roles as leading members of a healthy ecosystem.
Our Mission: To preserve and protect Mexican wolves, red wolves and other wild canid species, with purpose and passion, through carefully managed breeding, reintroduction and inspiring education programs.”
Featuring many different nesting boxes, feeders, bat boxes, butterfly boxes that are available for purchase.
Turtle Earth Healing and Arts
Presenting “Edible and Wild Medicinal Plants of the Ozarks”, Herbalist Colleen will discuss medicinal and edible plants with you, as well as information about making tinctures. She and her husband, potter Jamie Zane Smith, share Turtle Earth Healing and Arts Center with a Chiropractor and Massage Therapist. Turtle Earth is a local Steelville Bulk Herb Store and Art Gallery. We also offer Massage and Chiropractor and Acupuncture services.
Ozark Berry Farm
Native plant available for sale. A local grower and Master Gardener, OzBF grows from locally collected seeds and has a variety of native Plants to sell.
Bourbon Honey Farm, Bourbon, Missouri
Beekeeper James will be on hand – with photos of his hives – to answer YOUR questions about beekeeping. He will also have delicious local honey for sale.
Missouri Department of Conservation
Come see and learn about Missouri river fish – up close and personal – in MDC’s Mobile Aquarium!
Onondaga Friends Association
The Mission of Onondaga Friends Association is to raise awareness, provide education, and increase appreciation of our caves and the unique surrounding ecological environment that is Onondaga Cave State Park.
Missouri Bat Census
Take a batty photo of your loved one in the mural painted and donated by Donna with the Missouri Bat Census. 🙂
Go to their website to see the wonderful things the Missouri Bat Census does.
We look forward to seeing you at Green Fest!