Join us this spring for ifarm’s inaugural Earth Day Festival, a celebration of sustainability and nature.
Explore nature, celebrate the Earth, and learn tools for sustainability. This family-friendly event will include guided tours through our two-acre permaculture garden, introductions to our draft horses and shetland sheep, and a book signing by Jill Regensburg, author of The Runaway Dandelion.
Volunteers from Solar Design Associates (SDA) will also be at the event, providing useful information on MA solar tax incentives, current solar technologies, and the process of setting up a solar array. SDA will also share some potential innovations and changes that the solar world may see over the next five years.
Verizon Hopeline receptacles will be recycling old cell phones and batteries to benefit survivors of domestic abuse. There will also be draft horse wagon rides, arts and crafts for children, and food from West Village Provisions.
This event is open to all ages and gives visitors the opportunity to explore our unique and historic property, while learning skills to combat climate change and connect with the earth.
This festival is pay-what-you-can. We will be accepting cash and card admissions at the door, but there is no need to register in advance!
Rain date: Sunday, April 23rd
About Solar Design Associates
Solar Design Associates has been collaborating with clients on solar energy solutions since 1974. They offer engineering and design services that creatively integrate renewable energy systems, including solar electric, solar thermal, and wind energy, into buildings and utility infrastructure. SDA operates in New England, nationally, and internationally.
About The Runaway Dandelion
This children’s book by Jill Regensberg introduces readers to the concepts of permaculture, sustainability and the environment. Illustrated by Leticia Plate, it is a contemporary fable that is as informative as it is timely. Young readers, as well as parents and teachers can explore many techniques, including organic gardening, solar and wind power, water capture and alternative heating, as well as growing medicinal herbs and cultivating gourmet mushrooms on logs.