Workshops, Presentations, Activities

Read more to see our fantastic Workshops, Presentations from the experts and Activities.  Check back regularly to see changes. 

Friday, Aug. 9th  4 pm – 12 am

Yoga – Christina Law, Awakening Balance

5G Networks – Stop 5G Asheville

Israeli Folk Dancing – Gladheart Farms – sponsor

Love and Social Permaculture: Reimaging Home, Career, the World – Dr. Cara Judea Alhadeff and Rob Mies


Nutritional Healing: Listen to Your Body – Zanna Lee Sturm 

Zydeco Dance Instruction, Deborah Swansom

CBD Oil – Nancy Chancy

Black Soldier Fly Composting – Danny Keaton, Danny’s Dumpsters – sponsor  

Your Solar Questions Answered – David Del Vecchio

Honey Creek Pottery

Saturday, Aug. 10th  9 am – 12 am

Keynote Speaker: Dave Freeman – Wake Up America – The Sun is Shining – 11 am

Renewable Energy Policy and Infrastructure panel – 1 pm

Climate Change and Justice in NC panel – 4 pm

Saturday Morning

Yoga – Christina Law, Awakening Balance

Tai Chi – Kate Morrill

Storytelling – Count Mumbuto

Aquaponics – Robert Rodriguez, Mountain View Farms

Goatherding – Megan Naylor, Wild Mountain Farm

Wake-Up America – The Sun is Shining – Dave “The Green Cowboy Freeman” , keynote speaker

Saturday Afternoon

Solar Hot Water and Solar Thermal – Randy Flinders, Renewable Energy Southeast

Asheville Adventure Play 10 am – 4 pm Buncombe Partnership for Children and Verner Early Learning Center – sponsor


Off-Grid Solar in the Developing World – Ed Witkin, Steve Thomson, Samantha Childress, Jon Ruth , United Solar Initiative – sponsor

The Importance of Play in the First 2,000 Days – Buncombe Partnership for Children and Verner Center for Early Learning – sponsor

Renewable Energy Infrastructure and Policy panel with: Dave “The Green Cowboy Freeman”, keynote speaker; Ben Stockdale, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association; Steffi Rausch, Citizens’ Climate Lobby; Rocky Buldo, Power2Choose/Enough Technologies; Ned Ryan Doyle, Asheville energy activist

Community Empowerment and Food Resiliency – Tatiano Auturo, Bounty&Soul

Biochar – Dan Hettinger, Living Web Farms

Goods from the Woods: Profits from the Understory – Roger Lenhardt, Norm’s Farms – sponsor

Warren Wilson Farm and Recycling Center Tour

Asheville/Buncombe’s Blue Horizon’s Project – Sophie Mullinax, Blue Horizon’s Project

Helping Each Other Reduce Energy Use – Roger Helm, Energy Savers Network

Earth-bag Building – Morgan Caraway, Sustainable Life School

Hooping with Mel

Climate Change and Justice in NC panel with:  Jenny Dissen, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, Dr. Liesel Erb, Warren Wilson College; Dr. Anne Richardson, Climate Psychiatry Alliance; Will Heegaard, Footprint Project – sponsor

Regenerative Agriculture – Frank Holzman, Recovery Eco-Agriculture Project

Coal Ash – Appalachian Voices – sponsor

Beekeeping 101 – Becky Johnson, Kiss My Beehive

Saturday Evening

Climate Change Basics – Marcela Moreno and Roger Helm, Climate Reality Project – sponsor

Songwriters Workshop – NC Songsmiths Collective

Nuclear Energy Cannot Save the Plant and Why – Mary Olson, Nuclear Information Research Service

Self-Sufficiency and Me:  Bringing Self-sufficiency into Any Lifestyle – Mike Rutledge, Wi-Buy Energy

Renewable Energy Systems on a Farm – Richard Freudenberger, Living Web Farms

Green New Deal Explained – Sunrise Movement AVL

Origami Mami

New Life CBD

Sunday, Aug. 11th  9 am – 7 pm

Green Jobs Panel – 1 pm

Closing Ceremony and Dance of Universal Peace – 6 pm

Sunday Morning

Yoga – Christina Law, Awakening Balance

Breathing – Tama


Preserving Our Mental Wellbeing Through Fermentation – Jennifer Eby

Power and Light from the Sun 101 – Ed Witkin – United Solar Initiative, sponsor

EV Vehicles – Rudy Beharrysingh, Blue Ridge EV Club

Shanti Elixers

Financing Solar – Josh Redmond

Toning Energy Chakras – Janet Gillettee

Empower Yourself: Edison (Nickel-Iron) Battery Refurbishing and Benefits – Keenan Phillips, KS Phillips Contracting – sponsor

Sunday Afternoon

Clean Green Solar Machine – Lyle Ciardi – sponsor

Faith-based Environmental Stewardship – Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri, Creation Care Alliance

Advanced Energy Storage – Rocky Buldo, Power2Choose/Enough Technologies – sponsor

Clean Path 2025 – Kim Porter, NC Warn

Green Jobs Panel with:  John Esson, Environmental Careers Center; Montana Bush, Alternative Energy Southeast; Chelsa Barnes, Appalachian Voices – sponsor

Herbs – Folk Apothic

Arts and Activism – Community Roots

Spiritual Ecology – Tom Blue Wolf, Earthkeepers – sponsor

Footprint Project and Red Dot Solar – sponsors

Belly Dance – Lacy Maselle

Healing Tonic – David Rosenthal, Pure Fire Foods