South Carolina Organization for Organic Living
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Homesteading Festival

Our 2015 Homesteading Festival will be held on Saturday, September 12, from 8:30 - 4 at Mineral Spring Park in Williamston, South Carolina (121 West Main Street).  

This year, we're partnering with the Steve White Volkswagen Camp Out and Show.  The VW event begins on Friday, September 11, with free food for campers, live music, and a bonfire.  On Saturday, VW parts and memorabilia vendors will join Homesteading Festival and local food vendors.  Saturday's activities will include live music by Bob and Amy Buckingham, door prizes every hour, and corn hole tournaments. 

Jack Ellenburg, talented bluegrass musician and owner of Jack's Pickin' Parlor, will be organizing informal jams around the park.  Musicians of all ages are encouraged to bring their instruments and join the groups.  It doesn't matter if you're just starting out or have never played bluegrass music before; we're all there to relax and have a good time!

The Blood Connection's Bloodmobile will be on hand to take donations during the festival.

Adult Classes:

9:00:    Plant Walk and I.D.
with Community Herbalist Robin McGee, Wild Earth Botanicals
10:00:  Rabbit Hide Tanning
with Ed Phillips, Field & Flower
11:00:  Raising Gulf Coast Sheep: A Multi-Purpose Southern Heritage Homestead Breed

              with Cathy Payne, Broad River Pastures

Noon:    SAFE WATER: The Global Water Shortage and You
with Alex Garcia from Earth Skills
2:00      Raising Black Soldier Fly Larvae
with Tillman Stevens, Hoppy Quackers Farm
3:00      Mushroom Cultivation with Tradd Cotter, Mushroom Mountain


Vendors include:
The Booksmith
Possum Kingdom Kreamery
Happy Critters Ranch
Carolina Grassfed Beef and Free Range Eggs
Rock Farms
Poundcakes by Dorcus
Forx Farm
Early Bird Farms
Hoppy Quackers Farm
Henson Farms
New Earth Farm
Hampton Farms
Hannah's and Christen's Honey
H&G Produce
Earth Skills, LLC
Wild Earth Botanicals
Mushroom Mountain
Broad River Pastures
The Farm Cart
Electric City Forge
Fractured Elements
The Lazy Farmer
Whispering Pines Farm
Farm Bureau
Friends Farm and Catering
BBQ Pit Masters
Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery
Grandma's Ice Cream
Tony's Donuts
Natural By-Design
Miss Bee Haven Honey Bones
Seneca Treehouse
Chocolate Artworks
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Solarize SC
Heavenly Seed
Nature Trail Nursery
New Bottoms Chair Caning
Melinda's Apothecary
The Pink House Antiques
HTF Survival Store
Rocket Dome (solar water heaters)
Kazuri Beads East
Homestead Soap and Crafts
Ginny and Dick's Crafts

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