Workshops & Event Schedule
All workshops are free with festival admission. We encourage you to sign up for workshops in advance, although this is not required. To register, email Kentucky Heartwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message with Chris Schimmoeller at 502-226-5751.
Workshops are designed with earth awareness and fun in mind! All workshops take place in the lower festival area except where noted. Participants in the stream ecology workshop are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear.
Stream Ecology Workshops: 3:30 & 5:30 pm.
Getting in the creek is one of the hits of the festival! Glenn’s Creek is a beautiful, clean, fast flowing stream that goes right past the festival site. Biologists Katie McKone and Jessica Schuster will get in the water with kids and adults to look for water bugs (macroinvertebrates) to learn about what the critters can show about the health of the stream. This is a fun, educational event that is free with festival admission.
Plan to get wet! Wear swimsuits or shorts and sandals to wear in the creek. No flip flops please.
Workshop times: 3:30 and 5:30 pm. Meet near the Kentucky Heartwood table.
Workshop length: approximately 45 minutes.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at this event.
Garden Tool Workshop: 4 pm
Joel Dufour will discuss garden tools and demonstrate various tools for different jobs. Tools will be available for sale. This workshop will last approximately 30 minutes.
Native/Invasive Plant ID Workshop 4:30 pm
Heather Housman of Woods & Waters Land Trust will help you identify invasive species and discuss removal techniques. Workshop length: 20-30 minutes
Natural Healing: 5 pm
Shannon Gale and the good folks at Vibrant Life will share approaches to healing that help you cope with stress and other common ailments in a natural way.
Workshop length: approximately 30 minutes
Introduction to Solar Energy Workshop: 6 pm
Led by Andy McDonald of Earth Tools, Inc., this workshop will help you understand solar energy and how you can use it in your home and business.
There’s Dancing in the Gym !
Folk Dance 3pm
The festival starts with a dance in the gym. Come early and join in the fun. You will swing your partner, do-see-do, and promenade through square dances, contra dances, and circle dances. Each dance will be preceded by a run through with instructions. This is great fun for the whole family.
International Dancing 5:30 pm
A demonstration of German dancing led by Sylvia Coffey and others will take place in the gym. Come watch and then try the dance yourself!
3 pm Festival Starts with a Square Dance
3:30-4 Open Mike
3:30 Stream Ecology Workshop
4:00 Music Competition - 8-12 yr olds
4;00 Garden Tool Workshop
4:30 Invasive Pest Plant ID Workshop
4:45 Obstacle Course
5:00 John Gage and the Bibelhauser Brothers
5:00 Natural Healing Workshop
5:15 Sports Competition
5:30 Dance Demonstration in Gym
5:30 Stream Ecology Workshop
6:00 Music Competition 13-18 yr olds
6:00 Intro to Solar Energy Workshop
6:30 Children’s Street Theater
7:00 Children’s Parade
7:15 Raffle Drawing & Enviro Quiz Winner
7:30 Awards Presentation
7:45 Fatty and the Pocket
All Day: Information tables, Vendors, Local Food, Concessions, Moonbounce
Schedule of Speakers
All speakers will be on the main stage and will talk for 3-4 minutes each. This year we are including poets. Don’t miss them!
3:50 pm Welcome to Music Festival
Jane Marie Watts and Chris Schimmoeller
Castle & Key Distillery-Marianne Barnes
4:50 Kinder Morgan Pipeline – Jim Scheff
Youth Sustainability Council
Energy Transition --Andy McDonald
Poems by Kids – open mike
5:50 Public Lands Protection – Tina Johnson
Bluegrass Conservancy – Jessie Bessinger
Green Party -- Lydia Lacy
Forest Poem – Mark Schimmoeller
6:50 Rebuilding a Town – Chris Claire
Vision of Walk/Bike – Don Stosberg
A Hemp Economy – Jane Marie Watts
7:30 Presentation of Awards –
Jane Marie Watts & Chris Schimmoeller