Seeds of Sustainability

Community gardening workshops and sustainability forums, children's activities, rare seeds, holistic wellness practitioners, Indian cuisine and a community seed-sharing booth are among the festivities planned for the Seeds of Sustainability Spring Faire to take place Saturday, March 21, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road.

The annual faire is the launch celebration for the second annual Neighborhood Garden Project and serves as a local food security conference that invites the public to participate with committees from the Food Security Community Action Conference formed last month by The Wellness Guide, an Ashland-based resource for healthy, sustainable living.

Visitors are encouraged to bring garden seeds to share. The faire's hours will be from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Live music will be presented throughout the day. Admission is $5 to $15, on a sliding scale. See for a descriptive schedule of the event's forums or to register for the Neighborhood Garden Project.

Community Sustainability Forums:

11 a.m. — Co-creating Local Economic Resilience with Ric Holt, author

Noon — Community Heart to Heart with Tracey Sage and Shiloh Boss

1 to 5 p.m. — Local Food Security and Gardening Forum

1 p.m. — Gardening Panel with teachers from the Sustainable Living Workshop Series

2 p.m. — Introduction to the Neighborhood Garden Project with Lisa Pavata and Scott McGuire

2:30 to 5 p.m. — Community Action for Food Security Forum

Live music schedule:

10 a.m. — Seraphim Nova, harps and flutes

11:30 a.m. — Peter Wood, singer and songwriter

1 p.m. — Jen Ambrose, singer and songwriter

2 p.m. — Mark Mukunda, world music

3 p.m. — Dried Mango, progressive rock

4 p.m. — Michelle Bellamy, folk music

5 p.m. — Frankie Hernandez, Latin, funk and reggae music

6 p.m. — Mystic Love Grooves

7:30 p.m. — Drum Circle, visitors are invited to bring drums

8:30 p.m. — Funk jam with A-Town and guests

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