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.
We’re excited to introduce an amazing group of exhibitors for Earth Day 2018!
Children’s books. Find out more at barefootbooks.com
Bear Wallow Herbs
Bear Wallow Herbs is led by herbalist Cara Saunders. We create organic handmade herbal massage oils, salves, glycerites, and tinctures from local plants. Herbalist Cara Saunders will be at the booth to provide information about how to use local plants to improve your health and well being.
The Crystal Clan sells crystals, crystal wands, smudge fans, Native American crafts, feather hair clips, wire wrapped trees with crystals, fairy wands, and gem elixirs.
The Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) advocates for the protection and restoration of Northwest California’s forests, using an integrated, science-based approach, combining public education, citizen advocacy, and strategic litigation. We will provide information of our work, and various locally based “action alerts” for the public to engage in.
Faerwear sells recycled leather jewelry, which you can find at faerwear.com.
Food by Sidra
An annual food vendor, if you’ve been to Earth Day, then you’ve have Sidra’s tasty selections! This year, she’s offering vegan coconut curry over rice, bone broth, and simple salads.
Fairtrade, handmade silver jewelry, wooden gifts and musical instruments, crafts
Certified Organic vegetable and herb plant starts!
Holistic Body Therapy
Organic handmade local herbal medicine and bodycare products and art.
Mount Shasta’s Kombucha Brewery! Starting with Mount Shasta’s famously pure water, and only using the finest locally sourced ingredients. You can find Infinity Kombucha on tap at local restaurants, local farmers markets, and at the Growler club in their brewery in downtown Mount Shasta. For more information: InfinityKombucha.com
Inner Mountain Protection Alliance
The purpose of our organization is to achieve the highest standards of ecological integrity pertaining to forest management and resource extraction in our region.
MAMMOTH P is the first product engineered and produced by Growcentia. Growcentia was founded by a team of three Colorado State University PhD soil microbiologists that share a passion for enhancing soil health and promoting sustainable agriculture. Using innovative proprietary technology, this team developed an approach to identify and apply nature’s very best microbes to improve nutrient availability to plants. Growcentia aims to help growers maximize the health of their soils or growth media to enhance plant health and yields, while minimizing environmental impacts of agriculture.
Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center
Don’t forget to stop by and enter the raffle to win something AHmazing!! We’ll also have our swag for sale, information on upcoming volunteer opportunities, upcoming events and more.
Mount Shasta Thrives!
Creating abundance together. Mount Shasta Thrives is creating a new way of living in harmony and abundance with the earth and each other. Our way is rooted in contribution, sharing, and support. We have created a Nourishment Circle where together we are building a distributed network of organic home gardens. We are creating lives of abundance by doing what we love, feel passionate about, and by being supporting and helping one another. Please join us, help us support our dream of a thriving Mount Shasta!
Mt. Shasta Community Garden
Table with information about plots available in local, organic community garden.
Ruth Rhiannon Designs
Feather Earrings and Adornments, inspired by nature, buying as much of my materials at local jewelry stores and an aviary based in Southern Oregon. Feather hat/hair clips, clip-in feather extensions for hair, assorted beaded earrings and woven wrap bracelets, as well as installing feathers in people’s hair as a service.
At Phoenix Rising our mission is to help Siskiyou County repurpose the abundance of woody biomass into a more useful product, biochar. Biochar is a wonderful soil amendment that balances both the chemical and physical properties of your soil while simultaneously helping with long term nutrient and water dispersion/drainage. The creation and subsequent sequestration of the “charcoal” into the ground is a carbon negative process that helps combatant global climate change, reduce the fuel loading of our surrounding forests, and helps reduce water use age in drought conditions. Our booth will be informative and interactive!
Shasta Earth Art
Art inspired by what is found in nature, including: wood, stones, crystals, sea glass, gemstones and other materials. The wood art is called Spirit Wood and some pieces include Light Language. Shasta Earth Art is an everyday celebration of the Earth!
Mt. Shasta Apothecary, Natural hand made Skin Care products
Siskiyou County Arts Council
The SCRAPS Art Cart, which will launch on Earth Day, will encourage participants to Be Re-Purposeful with items we typically consider trash and that end up in landfills. Our art activities for our traveling Art Cart will ask communities to collect and bring specified reusable materials that they’ll repurpose in a free, eco-educational and fun art activity they’ll take home with them. For Earth Day, we’re collecting aluminum cans (soup can size) to decorate, and will have seedlings & soil which guests can plant in their artsy cans to take home with them, ultimately planting it outside in a garden or planter box when the weather allows.
Synergy Seed Exchange
Non-taxable Garden seeds grown bioregionally for sale, seedsaving info, and spiral bound farm and garden reference books, videos and other resources (on display only.)
The Sacred Well
The Sacred Well sells ethically-sourced crystals and mineral specimens, hand-made jewelry, body care products featuring native botanicals, herbal teas, and sacred art. Photos can be found at www.sacredwell.com
Taste of Bugs
Introducing to visitors the delicious world of edible insects. Helping people make healthier and sustainable choices in the foods they select. Taste of Bugs will be giving out samples for the public to try, I will have retail items for the public to see and purchase and much information on how giving up meat and eating bugs can help save the planet. The three reasons why edible insects are the food of the future: 1. World Hunger 2. Ethical eating on a budget 3. Edible Insects are some of the best sources of protein.