Living Local Harvest Fest is Saturday


This Saturday’s fourth annual Living Local Harvest Fest, aimed at increasing awareness and commitment to sustainable living on the Island, is co-sponsored by four Island organizations: Vineyard Energy Project, Vineyard Conservation Society, Island Grown Initiative, and the M.V. Ag Society.

From 10 am to 3 pm at the Ag Hall in West Tisbury, find an array of information booths from groups such as the Wampanoag Tribe, the Dukes County Fisherman Association, Whippoorwill Farm, Rising Tide, and many others.

Demonstrations are scheduled throughout the day, and include Rob Myers and John Abrams from South Mountain Company on Clean Energy…What to Do, How to Do It, How to Pay for It? from 10:30 to 11:30 am.

The free event also includes children’s activities such as face-painting, a hay bale maze, goat-milking, and pumpkin-carving. In case of rain, the festival will be Sunday, Oct. 3.

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Discussion and presentation schedule

10–10:30 am: Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Natural Resources Department — Bret Stearns presents current “on the ground” environmental projects on Tribal lands and beyond.

10:30–11:30 am: South Mountain Company — Rob Myers and John Abrams present Clean Energy…What to Do, How to Do It, How to Pay for It?

11:30 am–12 noon: Vineyard Power — Richard Andrew discusses wind farms.

12:15–1:15 pm: Bee Haven Basics — Everett presents Bee Keeping 101

1:30–2:15 pm: M.V. Fisherman’s Association —Warren Doty presents Vineyard Sole: Menemsha’s Fresh Catch.

2:15–2:30 pm: Cape Light Compact — Amy Voll presents Cape Light Compact Brings Green Affordable Homes to M.V.

2:30–3 pm: M.V. Commission — Mark London discusses the Island Plan.