Terrapin Mountain Earth Festival

4/19 & 4/20

Live Music • Earth Day Workshops • Camping

Local food and Craft vendors

Live Music All Weekend!

We’ve lined up our favorite local bands for a full weekend of live music under the stars at Terrapin Mountain Earth Festival

✨ Friday Night ✨ Cleophus James @ 5:30 & Coleman Brothers Band @ 8:30✨
✨ Saturday Night ✨ The Whiskey Shakes @ 5:00 & BigFoot County @ 8:00 ✨

Saturday Schedule

Introduction to Tai Chi with Scott Larson

10:00 am • Counter Ridge Stage

I teach Chen style Hunyuan Tai Chi and I am certified in Beijing. I currently teach classes at Templeton Center in Lynchburg, The Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford, and I have a free community class at the Bedford Central Library.

Activity description-we will explore Tai Chi, do some relaxation exercises, some mediation, some Qigong, and have a little fun learning more about Tai Chi movement through a basic routine.

Nothing too serious or heavy. More of a quick tourist visit of Tai Chi.

 

Eating Local to Change the World

11:00 am • Blue Room

Jason Fowler,Co-founder / President  Land & Table offers insight on the importance of re-localizing the food system, regenerative / ecological agriculture, and even some practical things like growing your own food and composting.

Gentle Yoga Flow with Katie Lovelady

11:00 am • Counter Ridge Stage

In my gentle flow yoga workshop we will focus on our breathing, and do some very light stretches. These stretches will be beginner based. I will be guiding us through a brief meditation before and after finding balance with our bodies and minds.

Katie Lovelady- I am a teacher at a small public school in Charlottesville, VA.  I enjoy quiet walks in the woods behind my house, laying around in the sunlight, gardening, and practicing deep breathing (especially during rush hour traffic). I grew up in beautiful Bedford, VA. My favorite places to visit are Asheville, NC; Cape Charles, VA; Charleston, SC; and Savannah, Ga

Mindful Mushroomer

12:00 PM • Blue Room

Michael Okuley, otherwise known as the Mindful Mushroomer, will share his expertise on foraging, growing and cooking wild mushrooms. You will get tips for when and where to hunt for specific types and what you can do with them once found. Michael will also have samples of his findings for tasting at the workshop.

Earth Friendly Burials

1:00 pm • Blue Room

Interested in an eco friendly burial?  Forest Rest Natural Cemetery is simply beautiful woodland. It is the only place in southwest Virginia for a natural burial without embalming. There is no need for expensive caskets—most people choose a shroud or favorite blanket, a bio-degradable pine box or wicker basket. If you want to keep it simple, choose Forest Rest and simply return to the earth.

Forest Rest Natural Cemetery is located adjacent to Mountain View Burial Park in Boones Mill, VA. It is the only natural cemetery between Lexington, VA and Raleigh, NC.

Decoding Food Labels

2:00 pm • Blue Room

Rachel Palma of Restoration Acres Farm. In our disconnected, compartmentalized, often ambiguous food system, it can be difficult as a consumer to know the truth behind the foods we are eating. Food labels have become one way to differentiate one product from another, but how can we know what these labels really mean and how genuine they are? In this session, learn from direct-to-consumer farmer Rachel Palma what certain claims on labels actually mean, as well as what to look for and what questions to ask when purchasing food as a health-conscious consumer. Come away from this session with the confidence and tools to be an informed and conscious food buyer!

 

The Dating Game - Plants and Pollinators

3:00 pm • Pollinator Garden

Dan Edwards: Dan will meet in Sedalia Centers Pollinator Garden to talk about the importance of planting the right kind of plants to attract pollinators to our yards & gardens.

 

 

Sound Bath - Kristen Jewell

2:00 pm

Because we are vibrational beings, sound can be a powerful instrument to create balance and healing inside ourselves, as sound has the ability to bypass the cognitive mind, allowing for a deeper state of relaxation. The ultimate objective of a sacred sound bath, which combines technique and intuition, is to create a calming and therapeutic environment through the use of sound. During this practice, you will soak in the calming sound waves of crystal singing bowls, the transforming powers of the gong, and the energy-clearing properties of various other instruments. Come spend time in a resting meditation as the sacred instruments’ healing vibrations clear, reset, and ground your energy.

Kristin Jewell, owner of Heart Centered Herbals is an apprentice of the Earth who learns directly from the plants, seasons, and cycles of the year. She is a soul midwife passionate about sharing the healing of sacred earth medicine through herbs, sound and energy healing, soul counsel, and ceremony. She is the creator of Heart Centered Herbals, which is located right here in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she provides a unique approach to healing for the mind, body, and spirit through herbal products, holistic healing services, a ten-month earth magic and plant medicine apprenticeship, and empowerment mentoring. 

Foraging for Food & Medicine

4:00 pm • Walk of Poems entrance

Mark Angelini of Moutain Run Permaculture will lead us in a walk around the Sedalia Center grounds learning about the identification, harvesting & preparation of wild plants for food and medicine. You’ll learn the fundamentals of ecology, plant identification, botany, and herbalism topped off with tips & tricks to make the most of nature’s garden.

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