Thursday - Sunday, July 11-14, 2013
HomeGrown HideAways, near Berea Kentucky
75 Earth-Friendly Workshops
Great Live Music every Night
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.
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The Whippoorwill Festival celebrates our Appalachian heritage and traditions while helping prepare our minds and bodies for a future world of climate change and a decreased supply of fossil fuels. Together we are building a community and working toward creating a society that will be more resilient in the face of climate change and upcoming resource shortages.
The Whippoorwill Festival features over 75 earth-friendly workshops, tent camping, healthy, home-cooked meals, and guest speakers, plus campfires, Appalachian mountain music and contra dancing in the evenings.
To support the local economy, The Whippoorwill Festival features booths and displays from local artists and craft workers from Berea, Kentucky's artisan capital.
The Whippoorwill Festival is low cost ($25 per person per day, which includes all the workshops, music, and tent camping. Four Day passes are available at a discount through June 15). A community kitchen provides three healthy meals a day, and we will have a food vendor serving fancy burgers using Berea College beef.
There are RV sites with water and electric available (no septic) for an additional $50 charge (for the entire festival).
Children 16 and under are free.
In order to promote a healthy and family-friendly atmosphere, the use of alcohol is discouraged at Whippoorwill - and there is a "Quiet Time" starting at 11:30 PM. We will have a family/quiet camping area this year.
Please leave your pets at home or schedule a stay for them at Durham Kennels, just 8 miles down the road. Absolutely no pets! The chickens who live at HomeGrown HideAways are just sweet little ole chickens and they cannot handle the stress of big, scary, slobbery dogs.
Running a Successful Small Business in Appalachia * Indian Curry Cooking * Crocheting * Wilderness First Aid * Kefir * Songwriting Circle * Anarchy Discussion Group * Weeds * Old Time Ballad Singing * Roots & Non-Timber Forest Products * Making Salve from Herbs * Growing Herbs * Hide Tanning * Walk: Reading the Landscape & Developing Your Natural Senses * Movement Workshop * Cacao Ceremony * Earth Ovens Field Trip * Oyster Mushroom Inoculation and Cultivation * Hunting Edible Wild Mushrooms * Basic Bicycle Maintenance * Dumpstering Discussion Group * Deepening our Connections * Growing Strawberries * World Neighborhood Free School * Stick Tag * De-escalation * Story Sharing: Hitch-Hiking Tales * Forest Gardening * Fire Spinning/Poi * Discussion: Recycling Humanure * Fermenting Kim Che and Sauerkraut * Permaculture in Action: Off Grid, Natural Building & No-till Farming * Shade Tree Auto Mechanic Skills * Breadmaking on an Open Fire * Straw Bale Construction * Making Sandals and Shoes * Long Distance Travel by Scooter * Roadkill * Camping and Outdoor Skills * Living Off the Grid * Building a Small Cabin * Building a Hand-operated Clothes Washer * Jewelry from Recycled Materials * Shelter Building * Appalachian Style Cooking Over the Fire * Knitting * Baby Talk and Alternative Parenting* Make Your Own Rivercane Flute * Astronomy/Star-gazing * Repurposed and Reused Materials * Raised Bed Building * Primitive Nutrition * Traditional Fishnet Making * Cloth Diapering, Babywearing and Breastfeeding * Herbal Remedies and Tinctures * Tracking and Wildlife/Nature Awareness * Building Fire Without Matches * Foraging for Beauty * Living Gluten Free * Growing Nut Trees * Egrets Cove Intentional Community Tour * Snakes and Salamanders of Kentucky * Raising Backyard Chickens * Tree ID and Forest Ecology/Ecological Design * Making Tulip Poplar Baskets * Wool Sewing: Belt Pouches * Paper Making * Beneficial Bacteria and Healing the Gut * Soap-Making from Goats Milk * Living on the Road Discussion Group * Dutch Oven Cooking * Cooking on the Fire Without Tools * Community Gardens * Old Time Appalachian Hand Tools * How to Play the Banjo * Making Mead * Bokashi Composting * Kentucky Wildflowers * Flint Knapping * Top Bar Beekeeping