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      July 12, 2012 - July 15, 2012

      Thursday  12:00 PM - Sunday 6:00 PM

      500 Floyd Branch Road
      Berea, Kentucky 40403

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      The Whippoorwill Festival 2012 - Skills for Earth-Friendly Living

      The Whippoorwill Festival, located in the beautiful foothills of Appalachia in Central Kentucky, teaches earth-friendly and sustainable living skills in a joyful, healthy, family-friendly atmosphere.  Over 60 workshops taught by experienced leaders.

      Evening music features: The Reel World String Band (Fri night), Appalatin (Friday night), The Tillers (Saturday night), Sugar Tree (Saturday night), Jack Herranen (Thursday night) and more.

      Admission ticket include all workshops and tent camping.  Food is prepared by  volunteers with Food Not Bombs and donations are accepted.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.  Tickets may be purchased at the gate; however we cannot accept credit cards at the gate.

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       To see the Workshop schedule for 2012 go to: 



      2012 Confirmed Workshops
      Making Cool Stuff out of Junk - Growing Herbs - Eco-friendly Rain Barrels - Dendrology (Tree Identification) Walk - Egret's Cove Intentional Community Tour - Forest Ecology - Mushroom Innoculation & Cultivation - Primitive Nutrition - Hobo Stoves - Basic Bicycle Maintenance - Herbal First Aid - Gasifier Stoves and Biochar - Dumpstering Discussion Group - Deepening our Connections/Deep Ecology - Mushroom Wildcrafting and Foraging - Fruit Trees - Home Weatherization - "How To Survive Without a Salary" Discussion Group - Stick Tag - Natural Building - Waste Veggie Oil Diesel Auto Conversion - Cob Construction - Backyard Chickens - Forest Gardening - Fire Spinning/Poi - Humanure and Composting Toilets - Fermenting Kim Che and Sauerkraut - Rocket Stoves - Repairing Cross Cut Saws - Old Time Ballad Singing - Saving Your Trees - Salamanders - Voluntary Simplicity Discussion Group - Weeds - Anarchy Discussion Group - Pirate Radio - Quantum Physics - Songwriting Circle - Edible Wild Mushrooms - Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics - Movement Medicine - Kids Activities - 3 Ways to Make Rag Rugs - Roots and Non-Timber Forest Products - Eco-Art - How to Play the Banjo - Hide Tanning - Walk: Reading the Landscape/Developing Your Natural Senses - Urban Gardening/Seedleaf - Auto Roadside Emergency Repairs That Anyone Can Do - Worm Composting - Creating Group Theater Performances - Silkscreening - Breadmaking - Making Salve from Woodland Herbs - Salamander Springs Farm Permaculture Tour - Tarpology - Friction Fire (making fire with primitive tools) - Fiber Arts/Hat Felting - Reclaiming the Thrift Store Wool Sweater - Cooking Over an Open Fire - Indian Cooking - Recycling Clothing - Earth Ovens Field Trip


       About the Festival Site: HomeGrown HideAways is a 100 acre farm located 12 miles from Berea, Ky in the hills of Red Lick Valley. We offer an ecological retreat for folks interested sustainability, conservation, and the beauty of the natural environment.  

       We have RV hook-ups (water and electric, but no septic) and our bath house employs energy & water conservation features such as low-flow shower heads, compact flourescent lighting, and a water heater blanket for our solar-heated showers.

        There is a large pavillion that will be the center of activity for the festival.  We have a nice stage and excellent sound system.  For entertainment, we have hiking trails, bird-watching, mushroom hunting, a nearby reservoir for fishing & swimming, campfire cooking, star-gazing, and a pool table. What we do not have: cell phone service, internet, or television.


      HomeGrown HideAways cares about the environment. Recycling and Food Waste bins are provided, but please plan to take your trash with you since we do not have garbage service at our farm. Help us keep the farm beautiful and remind your friends and family to put materials in their appropriate containers - no ifs, ands, or (cigarette) butts!!

      No Pets!  Please leave your pets at home or visit our friends at Durham Kennels

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