Published September 10, 2009
Saturday in Wick Park, a unique assemblage of vendors, entertainment and family-friendly fun, headlined by urban farmer and MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Will Allen.
Allen will present at the pavilion at 11:00 am and will participate in a 3 pm panel discussion titled "Economics, 'Food Racism' and Urban Agriculture" at the Unitarian Church across from the park, on Elm Street.
The Grey to Green festival schedule includes musical performances at 10 am (Caledonia Mission), 2:30 pm (YSU Gospel Choir), 3 pm (McKelvy Raygun), 3:30 pm (U.N. Act) and 4 pm (Sam Goodwill). There are nature walks and theater and lots of good stuff.
The list of Grey to Green vendors is nearly endless, so there is plenty to discover, like deconstruction, energy audits, clothing, jewelry, art, sculpture, gems, writing and much more.
Come out and learn about urban farming and how you can be a part of it, or just come to be entertained, or just come out to hang in historic Wick Park.
More than that, you can volunteer to help make the event a success:
The festival hours are from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Volunteers are not required to stay for the duration of the event and are encouraged to participate in two hour shifts from:
8AM to 10AM (set-up), 10AM to Noon, Noon to 2PM, 2PM to 4PM, and 4PM to 6PM.
Volunteers should report to Command Central located at the registration tent the day of the festival for further direction.
Call or email:
Susie Beiersdorfer at 330-881-1050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Daugherty at 330-518-9227 or email@example.com