I am so glad that spring has finally arrived, aren’t you? There are so many interesting things going on around the state, so be sure to set aside a little time to go support some of these events and the folks that have put a lot of hard work into organizing them.
April 18th: Release Party for Local Food Publication ‘Eat’ hosted by Local Food for Everyone in Bowling Green 5 pm – 7 pm CST… This is a kid-friendly event that will have some delish food catered by HOME Cafe & Marketplace. If you haven’t seen this lovely new publication, you really should! (And I’m not just saying that because of the ad for this website you can find inside!) Read our piece about EAT, then RSVP on Facebook.
April 20th: Earth Day Celebration at Good Foods Market & Cafe and Habitat Restore in Lexington 4 pm – 10 pm EST… Hosted by Bluegrass PRIDE and includes workshops, activities, a litter cleanup, storm drain stenciling, and a cookout. At 8, a bike-in showing of Disney’s Wall-E. Bring lawn chairs/blankets for outdoor seating. Rain or shine. FREE except for the cookout—pay per item! Some folks that I love will be setup at this event—Seedleaf and Cluck—be sure to tell them that I sent you!
April 20th: Earth Day Celebration at Cedar Creek Vineyards in Somerset 1 pm – 6 pm EST… demos, cool vendors, a farm tour, and live music. (Plus, of course, WINE!) Also, my friends from Heavenly Homestead (read our interview with them) will be there selling their awesome raw milk cheese. I must admit I am personally attending to get a peek at the farm’s Scottish Highland cow…. I’m such a rare breed cow enthusiast! RSVP on Facebook.
April 20th: Garrard County Earth Day Festival in Bryantsville.
April 21st: Earth Day Celebration at Somerset Community College in Somerset from 1 pm to 5 pm EST… This free event has lots of cool educational and hands-on activities for the kiddos. Sustainable Kentucky will be set up there helping your little ones make seed bombs that they can take home to sow some native plants. Please stop by and say hello! RSVP on Facebook.
April 23rd: ARISE showing with Good Foods Market & Cafe at the Central Library Theatre in Lexington 6 pm – 9 pm EST
April 27th-28th: Mountain Mushroom Festival, Irvine
April 27th: Farm Tour at Jennings Hollow Farm in Monticello at 2 pm EST… Come see a working, diverse, sustainable farm—gardens, chickens, pigs, and work horses, oh my! Bring a picnic lunch or a dish to share after the tour. I will be hanging out, too, and would love to meet you and talk farming! (Read our interview with Jennings Hollow Farm here, then RSVP on Facebook.)
April 28th: Spring Medicinals Workshop at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood