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Earth Harmony Festival
October 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - October 4, 2015 @ 10:00 pm MST
Earth Harmony Festival 2015 – Out of the Box, Into the Garden
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, AZ hosts their fourth annual Earth Harmony Festival October 3 & 4, celebrating another year dedicated to planetary restoration, sustainability, honoring the natural world, and recognizing our collective responsibility as stewards of our global home. This year’s theme is “Out of the Box, Into the Garden” encouraging people to get “back to nature” to maintain balance and harmony in the age of technology. Entrance to the festival is free. Donations for activities and Eco Tours are encouraged to help foster the EcoVillage’s many prototype projects for creating a more sustainable, environmentally conscious, and equitable world.
“Avalon Gardens is, in many ways, a hi-tech/grass roots organization,” says TaliSeen Combs, Avalon’s Farm Coordinator. “Our goal is to create systems which merge the best of the indigenous ways with a conscious and moral use of the gift of modern technology to cultivate a prototype society where each individual can live a nurtured and balanced life physically, emotionally, creatively, intellectually, socially, and spiritually.” A highlight of the festival is the educational and engaging Eco Tour where participants experience sustainable living practices in action such as permaculture, organic gardening, seed-saving, upcycling, composting, rain and grey water-harvesting, watershed management, alternative building projects, Arizona’s largest food forest system, solar and wind power, pastureland management, bee keeping, and the workings of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.
The Earth Harmony Festival is a rejuvenating and colorfully vibrant weekend with educational speakers, yoga, live music with higher-consciousness messages; a variety of healthy, enlivening foods; a kaleidoscopic interactive Kid’s Village; a Locavore’s Vendor Village with innovative local crafters and artisans; and camping under the starry, starry nights.
Live music for the festival is provided by Global Change MusicSM Nonprofit Record Label with performances by TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band, VansGuard, Starseed Acoustic Ensemble, and Israfel Awakened. The featured act is TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band, a 9-piece performing CosmoPop® music – an interuniversal experience fusing rock, jazz, celtic, folk and other styles with spiritual lyrics and mantras which inspire sacred dance.
Avalon Gardens’ founders, Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase, created the Earth Harmony Festival to share the vision unfolding at the EcoVillage, and to inspire others to pursue a lifestyle of global change through sustainable living. Festival Coordinator Amadon DellErba says, “The message of the festival is vital for the health and progress of our planet. Like our gardens, it’s growing each year as more people awaken to the necessity for all citizens of the world to adopt a more sustainable and selfless lifestyle. We encourage people to come out of the boxes – be it city or suburb – and witness first hand extraordinary, and yet practical, solutions for new paradigm living.”
The Earth Harmony Festival thrives on partnership! Donors and sponsors make the festival possible and help support Avalon Gardens Internships, the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program, and Homeless Is Not My Choice — nonprofit programs which assist individuals from diverse backgrounds in various levels of healing, training, and education to actualize their dreams and talents.
Camping is available by donation. For more information, to become a sponsor, and for camping reservations visit http://earthharmonyfestival.org or call 520-398-2542.