GRASS VALLEY, CA â€“ Green Life Eco Fest (GLEF), Northern Californiaâ€™s premiere homesteading and sustainable living festival returns for its second year this June 23-24, 2012 at the historic North Star House in
Grass Valley, CA. With a special Friday June, 22nd night Spanish dinner al fresco along with performances by Flamenco guitarist virtuoso Gopal Slavonic and Sambada â€“ a hip shaking samba band. Tickets for the dinner will be available at Briar Patch and on-line at Brown Paper Tickets.Â $42.00 for dinner and music not including beer and wine – featuring Lucchesi Vineyards and Sierra Nevada.
This one-of-a-kind event brings together festival-goers with internationally acclaimed speakers, farmers, activists, energy specialists, green builders and green businesses to share the latest information on homesteading, green living, and sustainable communities. GLEF provides festival-goers with essential information to make educated choices when creating a greener lifestyle through hands-on demos and inspiring motivational speakers.
This yearâ€™s impressive lineup of speakers includes author Ocean Robbins, founder of YES! (Youth for Environmental Sanity); David Crow L.Ac, author, herbalist, and founder of Floracopeia, Dr. Kevin Danaher co-founder of Global Exchange and founder/producer of the Green Festivals; Alec Loorz, founder of Kids vs Global Warming and one of the leading young voices in the US on the issue of climate change; Matt Stone, 180 Degree Health; Mat Stein – When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability & Surviving the Long Emergency and Allison Cook from â€śThe Story of Stuffâ€ť project, Leonard Robinson â€“ Envirobro Radio show host, among others.
In addition to speakers, GLEF features hands-on workshops on everything fromÂ Cob Building and implementing home Grey Water Systems to Bee Keeping, Cooking and alternative health models, Kathy KevilleÂ – A master herbalist and author is a highlighted workshop not to miss.
These workshops are fun, educational and filled with useful how-to tips to save you money, live greener and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Â In the morning festival-goers are invited to celebrate the bounty of the region at the Growers Market and in evenings dance to an exciting hip-shaking lineup of live music performances from Justin Anceta , The Earls of Newtown, Mindfully One, Local, Virgil Shaw, Kaylani and Circle Up! , Beaucoup Chapeaux and Zion Roots.
The entire family is encouraged to attend, with plenty of entertaining and educating activities for children including storytelling, nature walks and the popular Dr. Solarâ€™s Medicine Show, a solar powered gypsywagon that would make P.T. Barnum drool and features an Eco-Themed interactive show. There will also be childcare for a fee provided by Corporate Kids.
Plus enjoy an array of local and regional foods, beer and wine and saunter through the beautiful grounds of theÂ historic North Star House.
Just one mile from downtown Grass Valley, the North Star House, designed by famed architect Julia Morgan, is the perfect new location for GLEF. Â The former mansion of mining barons, the North Star House sits on an impressive estate that includes 14 acres of rolling green hills dotted with heritage Oaks, wild plumb trees and wildflowers.
So join us, get your hands dirty, eat some delicious food, hear some great speakers and get inspired to create change and get involved in your community!
June 23-24, 2012 – 2nd Annual Green Life Eco Fest
North Star House, 12075 Old Auburn Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945
Hours: Friday 6:00pm-10pm (Pre-Sold ticket holders only for dinner – $42.00) Tickets available for band only â€“ 12.00 at show.
Saturday 12-7pm (Get there early and enjoy the Growers Market at 8am) Music til 9PM
Keynote speakers â€“ $20/day or $30/weekend
Workshops $5/each or 3 for $12, or $40/weekend
All Access Weekend Pass $50