Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori will share its vision through the Earth Harmony Festival, set on 220 acres of the scenic Santa Cruz River Valley.
Held Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, the Earth Harmony Festival offers “conscious music, delicious food, local vendors and crafts, activities for kids, and presentations on a wide variety of sustainable living practices,” according to organizer Amadon DellErba.
“We want to educate and inspire others to change their consciousness around what it means to be truly sustainable by experiencing a regenerative culture in action,” DellErba says.
“We have created a physical and sacred reality that models the intrinsic values of environmental, social and spiritual sustainability.”
Avalon Gardens, founded by Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase, will offer the EcoTours, which share a comprehensive look into organic gardening and Arizona’s largest Food Forest.
Keynote speakers include Bill McDorman and Kate Tirion. McDorman is the former executive director of Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tucson, and the co-founder of several seed-saver organizations, including the Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance. He penned the book Basic Seed Saving and was featured in the award-winning documentary SEED: The Untold Story.
Tirion is the director of Deep Dirt Farm Institute, and will speak about her work as a consultant, designer and manager for large-scale projects transforming landscapes into long-term sustainable systems.
As for the music, the 13-piece TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band will headline, playing “CosmoPop” music. “Global Change Music” bands VansGuard and Starseed Acoustic Ensemble will also hit the stage.
Earth Harmony Festival, Avalon Organic Gardens and Eco, 2074 Pendleton Drive, Tumacácori, 520.603.9932, 520.398.2542, earthharmonyfestival.org, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 7, to 6 p.m. Sunday, October 8, $3-$10.