Saturday, September 19, 2015
Stillwater Mill Center
100 Tinkham Lane
Harrisville, RI 02859
This year’s Green Festival is shaping up to be our biggest one yet! We have a great line up of green vendors in attendance and tons of activities planned for the day!
The Festival has something for everyone! Learn about local products and ideas that will help you conserve energy and create a more sustainable lifestyle. There will be free crafts, face painting and bucket truck rides for children. Jesse Smith Library, The Burrillville Farmers Market and re:discover will be joining in on the fun with activities throughout the day!
The Noble Knots Food Truck & Annabel’s Ice Cream will be on site offering lunch and snacks! Musician, Jimmy Joel will be with us performing hits from the 60’s and 70’s.
Beginning this year, we’ll be hosting free workshops. The workshops will be held in the Jesse Smith Library Community Room. The schedule is as follows:
Home Composting for Everyone 10:00-10:45AM
Composting at home is a great way to turn food scraps and leaf/yard waste into a rich soil amendment for lawns and gardens. It also diverts those materials from the landfill where they would not break down easily. Join the RIRRC for an informational session on some easy steps you can take to incorporate composting into your daily routine!
Renewable Energy Workshop 11:00-11:45AM
Energy Fellows from the University of Rhode Island Outreach Center will present on renewable energy production and technologies pertaining to the Ocean State. This presentation will provide attendees with an overview of sources of renewable energy as well as local applications. This will be followed by an interactive and informative discussion about common myths and misconceptions surrounding renewable energy, as well as information on programs and incentives available to attendees for adopting renewable energy in their homes or small businesses. Audience members will leave with an inclusive understanding of available renewable energy sources and opportunities within Rhode Island, along with a passion of energy conservation and sustainability!
Beekeeping with Betty Mencucci 12:00-12:45PM
Ever wondered if you might make a good beekeeper? Stop by Betty’s workshop as she gives an overview of the exciting world of beekeeping. Betty’s Bee Farm, located in Burrillville, has 20 colonies of bees. She also teaches beginner Beekeeping each spring for the Rhode Island Beekeepers Association.
First 500 attendees get free lunch bags!
Save the Date! You won’t want to miss this!
Rain Date-September 26th