FENCE and community ‘Celebrate Our Earth’

Published 9:25 am Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Informative displays, cute animals and local food enhanced the day. The following people shared their knowledge and passion with the community: Mark Tullis – beekeeper, Carol Jackson – Manna Cabanna (local food), David Riddle – earth worms, Keith Bamberger – NC Dept. of Air Quality, Laura Brookshire – Mill Spring Ag Center, Pam Torlina – Pacolet Area Conservancy, Priya Jaishanker – Foothills Conservancy, Cindy Boisen – rain barrels, Skip Skeele – Skeele Solar Services, Dana Meyer – Po Kitties, Mindy Wiener – Slow Foods of Polk County, Erika Schneider – Sundance Power Systems and Solar Solutions, Beth Knapp – Wild at Heart, Ashley Gilbert – Polk County High School FFA, Selena Coffey – Foothills Humane Society,  Joe Townsend – Native Plant Society, Wally Hughes – Green Building Systems, Vanessa Miller – Conservation Capers,  Seirisse Baker – ECO, LJ Meyers – dove release, Tina Gregg – face painting, Shaun Moss – magician, Hayden Scoggins – storytelling, Lance Smith – storytelling and bluegrass band.

The Celebrate Our Earth at FENCE steering committee is already talking about next year. Be sure to mark your calendar for May 3, 2014 to learn more about how to take better care of this old Earth and watch the FENCE website, www.fence.org for more information.

– article submitted by Carrie Knox

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