Jessica Ballard represented us at the 2012 Whippoorwill Festival. She did a presentation on how to set up worm compost bins and the later led a trouble shooting discussion on urban gardening. Jessica really liked the whole festival too. According to her, it was hands on, had a lot of cool workshops, and offered simple and practical solutions to living a more sustainable lifestyle.
The goal of the Whippoorwill Festival is to promote sustainable living in Appalachia by sharing earth-friendly living skills with one another in a positive, healthy, family-friendly atmosphere. The Whippoorwill Festival celebrates our Appalachian heritage while helping prepare our minds and bodies for a future world of climate change and a diminished supply of fossil fuels. The festival is an all-volunteer, multi-day, low-cost event with simultaneous workshops, tent camping, healthy, home-cooked meals, guest speakers, plus old-time and mountain music, dancing, and story-telling in the evenings.