Welcome To Earth Day Roanoke 2014 !

A FREE FESTIVAL CELEBRATING OUR EARTH

10 AM - 4 PM  

Saturday, April 26, 2014
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 ENJOY GREAT MUSIC,  CHIlDREN’S ACTIVITIES,
  FOOD, and INSPIRATION!  MEET LOCAL FARMERS, TEACHERS , GARDENERS and ORGANIZERS

Earth Day Video 2013

Earth Day Events

Visit with your Roanoke neighbors from across the city who have community gardens,  back yard farms,  chickens, bees,  gardens, and ponds.  See many great ideas for saving money and increasing our health as individuals and as a community!
 Grandin Road  closed Memorial Ave. to Westover Ave. View Map 
Parking at The Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church, 1837 Grandin Rd. 

Scores of Environmental and Community Booths

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Video Scenes From Previous Episodes of Earth Day Roanoke

2011 By Chalie Covey

Roanoke Tree Stewards

Alternative Renewable Energy “Do it yourself” Club

 Sierra Club – Roanoke Group

Sustainable Structures – Architect – Design/Build and save on housing!

Valley Beautiful

Earth Day Bicycles 

No GMOs

Peace Spiritual Center

Permaculture and Sustainability

Roanoke Community Gardens

 

2010

  1. Citizens For Clean and Green
  2. Roanoke Greenways
  3. Ride Solutions
  4. Sierra Club #1
  5. Sierra Club #2
  6. Soil Cultures
  7. Whippledale Dairy Farm
  8. Western VA Land Trust
  9. VA Conservation Network
  10. Roanoke Tree Stewards
  11. ShareBike
  12. Ecological Reading Group
  13. And more!

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP LIST, CRAFTERS, MUSIC, CHILDREN’S FUN AND MORE, click here

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Who is the Earth Day Roanoke Committee?

A Grassroot Festival since 1990.  Raising awareness about community and the earth’s natural resources.  The volunteer committee this year: Polly Branch (Artist and community organizer),  John Bryant (Roanoke Natural Food Co-op), Bill Modica, (Sierra Club), Tracy Garland (Natural Awakenings Magazine), Joe Hanning (Roanoke Parks and Recreation),  and The Blue Ridge Environmental Groups,  Elizabeth Woodstock (Artist and Birth Coach),  Yonah Wente’ (Clean Valley Council), Trish Wright (Permaculture education) .    Please join us, more volunteers are needed!

Activity and festival leaders include: MUSIC  Steve Langston ; WEB SITE DESIGNER, Ron McCorkle and Polly Branch Social Media, and volunteer with ECOLOGICAL DEMOS (Trish Wright) YOGA AND DEMOS (The Yoga Center) ; SPONSORS Lizza Woodstock ; CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES  Yonah Wente’; TRAFFIC, PARKING AND COMMUNITY GROUP DISPLAYS, Polly B. and Bill Modica.  ADVERTISMENT, John Bryant and Tracy Garland> .

More to come. If you can volunteer, please click on “Volunteer Information” at top of page,  or to the right colunm. thanks, we need helpers for Children’s area and traffic and environmental/farm demos.!

You can also leave questions or contact Polly directly, acornbranch64@aol.com;  or call

540- 598-1118, Or for Bill Modica: 540-387-2782   modicabill2@aol.com       thank you!

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Earth Day Roanoke History

Earth Day Roanoke is a grassroots festival organized by volunteers like you  since 1990. The number of participating environmental groups have ranged from 20 –  80 exhibition booths.   Earth Day Roanoke has been held in different Roanoke Parks around the city and lately has been held in the historic Grandin Village of Roanoke.  Past locations include: Wasena Park, Mill Mountain Park, Explore Park, and Highland Park.

As a grassroot citizens festival,  please sign up and help if you can.  Volunteer / contact form on home page.

Each year, opportunities change and expand according to the people who get involved.  Festival areas include: Children’s activities, Education Booths, Food, Entertainment, Music,  Art happenings, Healthy Demonstrations (Yoga, Martial Arts) and Hands on Ecological Models (Composting Displays).   Thanks for sharing your inspirations, and for visiting EarthDayRoanoke.com

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