The festival aims to collaborate with renewable energy and sustainable living enthusiasts, homesteaders, performers, organizations and vendors by providing a forum where people share tools, ideas, workshops and stories about getting off the grid while listening to great music.
The festival will feature some of the most popular and established performing artists in the region as well as a number of rising Appalachian musical stars. Dave “the Green Cowboy” Freeman is our keynote speaker. Already it is shaping up to be a robust festival with panel discussions on Climate Change and Justice in North Carolina, Renewable Energy Policy in North Carolina and Green Jobs and workshops and presentations varying from solar installation to environmental justice to sustainable building techniques to goat herding to biodynamic regenerative agriculture to faith-based environmental stewardship; the long list is even more diverse.
This year’s event will be held over the weekend of August 9-11 in the Big Berea Pasture at Warren Wilson College just east of Asheville, North Carolina. We look forward to hosting several thousand participants who will help us co-create a glimpse of the future of energy and festival production in the pasture.