All workshops are free with festival admission.
We encourage you to sign up for workshops in advance.
To register, email email@example.com or leave a message with Chris Schimmoeller at 502-226-5751, mailbox 1.
Workshops are designed with earth awareness and fun in mind!
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.
Biologist Michelle Shane 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! Bring swimsuits or shorts and sandals to wear in the creek.
Meet at children’s table near exhibitors’ booths.
Workshop length: approximately 45 minutes.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at this event.
Earth Activism 101
Led by Frankfort High School Earth Club members who have been active in their school and community on issues ranging from recycling/composting to the sit in protesting mountaintop removal, this workshop will encompass a broad range of topics and ideas. If you want to learn how to get active or if you just need to be recharged and inspired, come listen to this amazing group of high school students.
Rain Barrel Workshop
Rain barrels are a great way to store water for
your garden and help reduce storm-water runoff in your community.
Rain barrels will be available for purchase for
$35 each. Two rain barrels will be raffled.
Materials for decorating rain barrels will be on
hand for anyone who wants to participate.
Jessie Bessinger of Envision Franklin County will give a workshop explaining the benefits, installation and upkeep of rain barrels. The workshop and barrel decorating will be in the exhibitor area near the information tables.
All proceeds from barrel sales benefit the organizations with information tables at the festival: Frankfort Climate Action Network, Woods and Waters Land Trust, Envision Franklin County, and Kentucky Heartwood.
Workshop length: 20-30 minutes
Solar Oven Workshop
Have you ever had a meal cooked by the sun?
Solar ovens are a simple way to have an energy-free meal as long as the sun is shining!
Workshop leader Joel Dufour has used solar
ovens for 18 years. He will describe the
construction, use, and maintenance of solar
cookers as well as cooking techniques.
Solar oven manuals will be available for sale
and samples of food cooked in the oven at the
festival will be given at the workshop.
2012 Music Festival Event Schedule
All Day: Information tables, Vendors, Silent Auction, Local Food, Concessions, Moonbounce, Pony Rides
3 pm Festival Starts
3-4 pm Open Mike
3:30 pm Stream Ecology Workshop
Earth Activism 101- Workshop
4 pm Music Competition 8-12 yr olds
4 pm Folk Dance in Gym
4:30 pm Rain barrel Workshop
4:45 pm Obstacle Course
4:45 pm Football Throw Competition
5 pm The Metafours
5pm Herbal Medicine Workshop
5:15 pm Basketball Shot Competition
5:30 pm Sword Dance Workshop
5:30 pm Stream Ecology Workshop
6 pm Music Competition 13-18 yr olds
6 pm Solar Oven Workshop
6:30 pm Tree and Woodpecker Interactive Play
6:45 pm Children’s Parade
7 pm Raffle Drawing & Enviro Quiz Winner
7:15 pm Awards Presentation
7:45 pm Page 13
8 pm Silent Auction Winners
Schedule of Speakers
All speakers will be on the main stage and will talk for 3-5 minutes each. Don’t miss them!
3:50 pm Welcome to Music Festival
Jane Marie Watts and Chris Schimmoeller
4:50 pm Composting at School – Jeri Katherine
Backyard Forests – Connie May
Re-envisioning Parking Lots –
5:50 pm Public Lands Protection – Jim Scheff
Woods and Waters Land Trust –
Renewable Energy – Andy McDonald
6:50 pm Community Gardens – Brad George
Walk/Bike Frankfort – Brent Sweger
Sustainable Communities – Sellus Wilder
7:15 pm Presentation of Awards –
Jane Marie Watts and Chris Schimmoeller
There's Dancing in the Gym!
Folk Dance 4-5pm
Led by Don and Sylvia Coffey, this dance will take you
back to colonial times! You will swing your partner, dosee-
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
Sword Dancing 5:30 pm
Don’t miss this fascinating demonstration of sword
dancing. An ancient ritual dance from England, sword
dancing will be performed by the children of the Howe,
Dufour, and Peiffer families under the direction of Sylvia
Coffey. Come watch and then try the dance yourself!
Chris Schimmoeller and Heather Housman will present the basics on making and using herbal medicines from plants growing around you.
The goal of this workshop is to teach you at least three plants that you can use every day for good health -- and to set you on a path to learn more about the amazing plant world around you!
Workshop length: approximately 30 minutes