EarthFest is a volunteer-created Earth Day Festival hosted by Garden Station featuring over 35 hands-on DIY Sustainable Living Workshops, Live Local Music, Booths by over 40 environmentally friendly organizations, a non-GMO Heirloom Plant Sale and more! The first EarthFest happened in 2013, was organized by 2 people and over 1000 attended. Last year a team of 7 volunteers organized the event that drew almost 5000 attendees. This year a Neighborhood Mini-Grant by the City of Dayton was awarded to expand the festival. A part of that expansion includes inviting local artists to design this year’s EarthFest poster and offering a $200 cash prize to the winning design.
Information about last year’s festival can be found at www.GoAShadeGreener.org Artwork is needed for an event poster, the event program and newspaper ads. The theme of the artwork should reflect the purpose of the event which is to teach residents to “Go a Shade Greener” with a lifestyle that is healthier for people and the planet. Some skills that have been taught in the past are growing your own food, including organic gardening and raising chickens for eggs; food preparation including cheesemaking, homebrewing and fermenting foods; and green energy including homemade Biodiesel and installing solar panels,
A committee comprised of artists, representatives from local eco-friendly organizations and EarthFest organizers will select the winning design. Designs will be judged based on originality, appropriateness for the event and design quality.
Multiple submissions are encouraged. Submissions may be submitted in any format or size, as long as the proposed design is clearly illustrated. Designs that can easily be used in computer design are encouraged.
Submissions are due by 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 10th and can be e-mailed to [email protected] or mailed to:
Garden Station 509 E 4th Street Dayton, OH 45402
Additional donations are also being accepted to help fund EarthFest at http://daytongardenstation.org/ with an Indiegogo fundraiser starting in February. Environmentally friendly organizations are invited to sponsor a classroom and the music stage for EarthFest 2015. Donations help cover tents, advertising, workshop materials and other expenses. Any extra money raised will go towards expanding the urban farm at Garden Station by adding a hoophouse greenhouse and produce refrigerator next growing season.
Updates will be posted at www.facebook.com/GardenStation
EarthFest 2015 will take place at Garden Station on April 18th 2015