2015 Whippoorwill Festival
Video by Cheng Liu, blog.logicgirl.com
Photos by Jameson Pfeil
Permaculture in Action: Off Grid, Natural Building and No-Till Farming * Field Trip: Straw Bale House (under construction) * Healing Illness Through the Gut with Food and Herbs * Radical Self-Care for Activists * From Stress to Balance with Herbs * Walk: Roots and Non-Timber Forest Products * From Ferguson, Missouri to Clear Fork, Tennessee * Community Organizing to Build Collective Power * Thrift Store Sweaters to Abundant Fiber * Walk: Medicinal and Edible Weeds * Food Security * Enjoying Nature With Your Kids * Meditation in 10 Traditions * Intensive Natural Gardening * Butterflies * Cooking Over an Open Fire: Cast Iron and Dutch Oven * Hummingbirds * Unschooling * Herbal and Community Approaches to Disaster * The Healing Power of Writing * Making Cheese * Raising Urban Fowl * A Visit with Miss Edna * Flatfooting * Thai Massage * Tracking * Wilderness Survival * Tipi and Willow Domes * Hugelkulture * No-Till Farming * Vegetables First! Gardening with Children * Making Bead Earrings * Worm Composting * Making Things from Thrift Store Finds * How To Make a Vision Quest * Natural Childbirth: Prenatal Yoga and Doula * Movement and Meditation - An Exercise in Self Care* Travel and Work in a RV Tiny House * Yoga for Anatomical Empowerment * Earthships * DIY Happiness * Aldo Leopold and Land Ethics * Tipi Living Skills * Wilderness First Aid * Practical Metalworking * Basic Bicycle Maintenance * Instant Poetry * Non-Violent Communication * Cultivating Resilient Communities * Talking About Transgender * GMOs, Organics and Monsanto * Cooking with Solar Ovens * Wild Medicinal and Edible Mushrooms * * Leatherwork: Bags and Moccasins * Shaker Singing * Astronomy/Star Gazing * Knife Sharpening * Bark Baskets * Ropemaking * Make Mead Like a Viking * Ramen Noodle Cuisine * Storytelling Circle: Folklore, Roots and Creating a Culture of Place * Medical Marijuana * Flint Knapping * Low Tech Mushroom Cultivation * Urban Cycling * Making Things From Shipping Pallets * Primitive Longbows * Intro to Vegan Permaculture * Shelter Building * Insects, Spiders and Scorpions of Kentucky * Rain Garden Maintenance * Get That Fire Going * What Left THAT in my Backyard? * Beekeeping * Non Timber Forest Products and Herb Walk
Music & Entertainment
From Nashville: The Carmonas
Veteran Whippoorwill Festival attendees know that we always have high quality musicianship at the festival, from Mitch Barrett to Elizabeth LaPrelle to the Reel World String Band to The Tillers - 2015 is no exception and we are very proud to announce that a hot young band, The Carmonas will be joining us in 2015 as our headliner. Check out their videos (left) and siblings Alison, Chad and Aaron Carmona will get our feets a-movin' at Whippoorwill 2015.
From Berea, KY: Sam Gleaves
Banjo artist and songwriter Sam Gleaves is already well known (and loved) in the Berea area, but we think he is destined for big things. Check out his poignant song about a gay coal miner: "Ain't We Brothers"
The Kentucky Clodhoppers
The Tennessee Turkeys
Knoxville's Tennessee Turkeys will close out the Saturday night festivities on the stage and around the fire
Contra Dance Saturday night with Caller Joe Wilkie
Standup Comic Dr. Hyena
Open Mike on Thursday Night with emcee Kevin Howard
Berea Festival of Learnshops * Sustainable Berea * Mountain Justice *Appalachian Community Economics (ACE) * Kentucky Heartwood
Bluegrass Group of the Sierra Club * Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition
Thanks to all our generous sponsors!!