Join Asheville’s 18th ORGANICFEST CELEBRATION Sunday, August 25, 2018 Pack Square, Asheville
Asheville’s Organicfest is a festive, family friendly organic lifestyle event. Join us on Sunday, August 26, 2017 in Pack Square Park for a FUNtastic celebration filled with live music, organic eats, organic samplings, giveaways and more…
The Organicfest Marketplace will be filled with exciting offerings from organic food and gardening to home goods and fashion, health and fitness experts and handmade natural arts and crafts! This family event offers plenty of fun and eco-friendly activities for children, including special entertainment on the Organicfest Kidz Stage.
You won’t want to miss the Organicfest “Bee Organic!” Pollinator Parade where kids (and their parents) are invited to come dressed as their favorite good bug (or garden fairy!) to celebrate the goodness of a bountiful, organic harvest.
You’ll take home plenty of information about growing organic gardens and living a healthy, organic, sustainable lifestyle that is good for people and the planet. See you there! Click here for more information
Join us for a FUNtastic day of family-friendly fun, organic eats, live music, shopping at the Organicfest Marketplace & Greenstreet, Natural Arts & Crafts and plenty of eco- friendly fun for the little ones!
Debi Athos Organicfest Director
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“Villages preserve culture: dress, food and dance are a few examples. As villages grow in population and turn into towns, local cafes make way for large American chains. Handmade leather sandals are discarded for a pair of Western sneakers.
Due to its small size, a village fosters a tight-knit sense of community. Justpeace.org explains the meaning of the African proverb, “It takes a village,” by stating that a sense of community is critical to maintaining a healthy society.
Village members hold a wealth of information regarding their heritage: they know about the ancient traditions, methods of production and the resources of the land. When villages become dispersed or exterminated in times of war, this anthropological knowledge disappears.
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