Our deep thanks to everyone who participated and supported this amazing celebration!
See you next year!
Mount Shasta Community Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 22,
11 am to 6 pm
in City Park
Join us for Mount Shasta’s free community celebration of all things natural and good! This year’s event is headlined by Zahira and Rising Buffalo Tribe. Our theme is Bring It Back To The Earth.
We’ll have an opening drum ceremony, food available to purchase, sustainable cooking classes (for kids, too!) live music, workshops on prescribed fire, permaculture, and biochar. Children’s activities are brought to us by the Siskiyou County Arts Council, plus booths from community education and outreach programs, local crafts to purchase, and so much more. This year’s Earth Day festivities will be filled with fun and information for the whole family!
More information on exhibitors and stage schedules will be posted when available.
This will be a fun and educational event – come on down to enjoy the festivities (but please leave your dogs at home per park regulations…!). We’ll be going on all day – and make sure to save some energy to dance!
To help support Earth Day and get a jump on the fun, join us as we celebrate the Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center’s 30th Anniversary the night before, featuring violinist Tim Snider on Saturday night – you can find more information and online tickets here!
Micah and Bianca check out the City Park on Facebook Live!
Take a walk through the park with our organizers…!
Canadian performing artist Zahira is an internationally known vocalist, songwriter and performer who lights up each stage she performs on. She has come together with PNW’s #1 Roots Reggae Band ‘Rising Buffalo Tribe’ to deliver a captivating set of original music. Beyond genre, their sound is a fusion of soul, reggae and dub. Driven by deep bass, soaring guitar solos, lush harmonies and passionate lead vocals, they bring forth a high energy performance captivating the hearts of listeners. Together they promote awareness and empowerment for the environment and all of humanity.
We’re thrilled to be hosting the Siskiyou County Arts Council this year!
This year, SCAC will be debuting their S.C.R.A.P.S. art Cart! On Earth Day bring your recyclables and non-recyclables to re-purpose them into art and usable goods! If you don’t have room to store them, schedule a time to bring them to the Ecology Center office by calling (530) 926-5655. In addition to turning tin cans into planters and bottle caps into bug magnets, the art cart will have a large canvas for the kiddos to paint on.
In addition to our headlining performer, Big Water from Portland, OR with his earth centered, original music that blends folk, country and blues with beautiful melodies and grooving rhythms will also grace the stage.
The Black Widow Belly Dancers are coming up from Redding to delight the eyes!
The day is going to be filled with so much information! We’ll have several presentations: Jay Ma of Living Mandala will give a presentation on aquaponics. Amy Parscal will present on regenerative cannabis farming. Elijah Pine Cohn will present on regenerative landscaping and Tom Ward aka Hazel will present on social forestry. With our very own Angelina Cook moderating, following the individual presentations, the group will answer questions as a panel.
Join our Founder, Michelle Berditchevsky, for the annual water blessing. All people are welcome to join in by the headwaters.
Cara Saunders of Bear Wallow Herbs will guiding a nature walk during which patrons will identify diverse plant life and their potential uses. Perhaps even some animals will be spotted on this 45 minute journey through City Park!
The Boys & Girls Club and the School CAFE will join forces to teach sustainable, healthy cooking classes. The duo will teach children (and family members) how to make snacks and meals with foods typically found in the refrigerator along with local fare. Join them in the kitchen of the upper lodge anytime from 11AM to 4PM.