Well. Now that I have your attention…
Believe me, it’s not what you’re thinking. How do I know what you’re thinking? Well, here you are!
The 2nd annual Grow Your Own Festival will be celebrated here in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 7, 2017. While I could make up a lot of stuff about how wonderful it is – and yes, I do think it is and I have my ticket – I’d rather share excerpts from the press release that I received which immediately piqued my interest. Those of you who are my friends on FaceBook or follow me on Twitter know that I have a real hardon (figure of speech – I’ve always been female, cramps and all, lol) against Monsanto and their ilk. My question is – and it’s never been answered – is why the hell are CHEMICAL companies in charge of our food? And why are they employing “scientists” to alter our food into substances unrecognizable by our bodies, spray poisons at will, and purchase politicians so that they can continue to make money off of our children’s corpses? Plus, they’re pulling out all of the stops to push their lethal “science” to make people think that what they’re doing is for the good of mankind. Health, longevity, and environmental destruction be damned. I could go on.
But there’s a groundswell of resistance happening, and Big Chem is feeling it. People have decided that buying non-GMO and organic – or as it used to be called, “food” – is better for them and better for the environment.
One of those grassroots efforts is the Grow Your Own Festival. My “garden” this year has yielded me some basil, mint, lemongrass, and six tomatoes – one from each plant. Which is why Grow Your Own has my interest; my efforts have been more or less pathetic.
(September 27, 2017) – LAS VEGAS, NV – Grow Your Own Festival – The How to Grow Fresh, Organic Produce in Las Vegas Festival – announces the FREE festival stage lineup of live music and entertainment, chef stage and demonstration, kid’s activities, workshop lineup, and do-it-yourself activities available on Saturday, October 7th. All taking place from 10am – 4pm at Vegas Roots Community Garden – 715 N. Tonopah Drive, Las Vegas, the event is gearing up to be a full day of FREE activities and entertainment showcasing the valley’s top talents in music, food, urban gardening and farmers leading workshops and demos to get you digging in, with the know-how to grow year-round produce in Las Vegas. Festival highlights include novice to advanced gardening workshops & displays, DIY demos hosted by Minimal Market, homemade yogurt and cheese making by Virgin Cheese, a Chef demo stage featuring local restaurants, El Dorado Cantina’s wine and beer garden, The Studio Place Greenline Re-design Fashion Show and Auction, a festival General Store with bulk organic seeds, keynote addresses by Zen Honeycutt, Founder of Moms Across America and Tami Canal, founder of the international grass roots movement, March Against Monsanto, a Vendor Village with dozens of community-minded, sustainable exhibitors, artisans and organic food – in addition to music, entertainment, and more!
As I said before, I have my ticket and I hope to spend some considerable time there. Here’s the entire press release for the GROW YOUR OWN FESTIVAL.
Hope to see you there.