Workshops & Event Schedule 2019
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 in park near horse shoes.
Workshop length: approximately 45 minutes.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at this event.
There’s Dancing in the Gym !
Folk Dance 3 pm
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.
A Salad a Day 4 pm
Join Lisa Munniksma the Franklin County Farmers Market to learn about the simplicity and joy of making and eating fresh salads. Forget pale iceberg lettuce, unripe globes that try to pass as tomatoes and lifeless carrot shreds. Learn how to make a hearty meal with fresh, seasonal, locally produced ingredients, from roasted root veggies to shredded chicken, simple herb dressings and toppings with crunch. You'll never think about salad the same way again. Workshop length: 20-30 minutes
Forest School for Kids 4:30 pm
Xyara Asplen will talk about Kentucky Heartwood's Rise and Root inaugural school this year and the importance and fun of nature immersion education. This workshop is intended for parents and educators who want to learn more about this approach to learning.
It will last approximately 20-30 minutes.
Stream Walk and Tree ID Workshop 5 pm
Join Kentucky Heartwood's Austin Williams for a fun and informative walk along the creek. Learn to identify trees and hear about their amazing contributions to our world.
Workshop length: approximately 30 minutes
CBD Oil Workshop 6 pm
Led by pioneer hemp farmer Jane Harrod, this workshop will describe the uses of CBD Oil, the realities of local production of CBD oil, and the transition farmers are making to grow hemp in Kentucky.
3 pm Festival Starts with a Square Dance
3:30-4 Open Mic
3:30 Stream Ecology Workshop
4:00 Music Competition - 8-12 yr olds
4:00 A Salad a Day Workshop
4:30 Forest School for Kids Workshop
4:45 Obstacle Course
5:00 Jasmine Fouts
5:00 Stream Walk and Tree ID Workshop
5:15 Sports Competition
5:30 Stream Ecology Workshop
6:00 Music Competition 13-18 yr olds
6:00 CBD Oil 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 The Sexy Tones
All Day: Information tables, Vendors, Local Food, Concessions, Moonbounce, Petting Zoo
Schedule of Speakers
All speakers will be on the main stage and will talk for 3-4 minutes each. Don’t miss them!
3:50 pm Welcome to Music Festival
Jane Marie Watts & Chris Schimmoeller
4:50 100% Renewable Energy - Andy McDonald
Hemp Revolution -- Jane Harrod
5:50 Invasive Infestations -- Joyce Bender
Rise & Root Forest School -- Xyara Asplen
6:50 Highlander School - Dave Cooper
Forests in Crisis - Jim Scheff
Goats and Invasives Management -
7:30 Presentation of Awards –
Jane Marie Watts and Chris Schimmoeller