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On Earth Day, Saturday April 22, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, the Ag & Art Magazine in cooperation with Ag & Art Film Festival and Uptown Fox Events will host their inaugural Ag & Art Earth Day Celebration. The one-day festival will take place in Andrews Park located at 614 E. Monte Vista Avenue in Vacaville. The event is an opportunity to celebrate Earth Day with talks from local farmers and eco-conscious organizations, booths featuring local art, an art tent for kids and adults, artisan & craft booths, live music from local musicians, food trucks, and eco-conscious businesses.
The Live Music Center and School of Rock bands will be performing live music on the 2 stages in the park. Food trucks will be in the Festival Plaza including Tuscan Pizza, Buckhorn BBQ, Rock n’ Pops Kettle Corn and more.
The first fully electric 2023 Subaru Solterra will be on site courtesy of Fairfield Subaru (2525 Martin Road, Fairfield.)
“During the month of April, Fairfield Subaru celebrates the Loves Earth Campaign, in which we work each day for a cleaner, healthier, and happier planet Earth. We welcome everyone to visit us at our booth to see our first fully electric 2023 Subaru Solterra. We can’t wait to see you there!
- Gabriela Vidales, Fairfield Subaru
Electric bikes will also be on display from MotoXiotica (357 Merchant Street, Vacaville) in the park. Members of the community who own an electric vehicle - car or bike - are invited to enter the EV Show happening during the event. Applications and more info is available on the event website.
Solano County’s “Woman of the Year”, Alexis Koefoed, will be one of the speakers in the ‘Ag Tent’ giving a short talk about “Regenerative Agriculture”. Other talks from local farmers include “Raising Alpacas”, “The Benefits of a CSA”, “Raising KuneKune Pigs to Help with Fire Prevention”, “The Benefits of a Food Co-op”. There will be opportunities to win a gift basket with a raffle aiming to raise money for the Pleasants Valley Agriculture Association (http://vacavillefarmers.com) - a nonprofit organization made up of farmers in Vacaville focused on education and support for farmers in Solano County.
Cultivate Community Food Co-Op, located in Benicia, will be at the event to talk about what a food co-op is and why it is beneficial for the health of the planet.
“It is important for Cultivate Community Food Co-op to be represented at Ag & Art's Inaugural Earth Day Celebration because we want people to know why food co-ops are so important for the wellness of our planet. Food co-ops buy from local food producers and farmers decreasing our carbon footprint, we promote and sell organic which is best for our soil, groundwater, and waterways, we sell in bulk eliminating packaging waste, we have more efficient policies for composting and recycling programs and we inform the public on food, health and the environment through educational programs. Come to our booth to say hello and to learn more about how you can get involved.” - Paula Schense, Cultivate Community Food Co-Op
Joyful Art Studio (318 Main Street, Vacaville) will have a “Arts & Craft” tent to offer art projects to adults and children.
“Our passion is sharing the joy of art and the creative process with everyone. We look forward to creating some fun eco art projects with artists of all ages at the Earth Day Celebration!”
- Cristie Baron, owner Joyful Art Studio
Community organizations in attendance include Sustainable Solano, Solano Land Trust, BayRen, Solano EDC, Solano County Public Health, and Solano Transportation Authority.
Admission to Earth Day 2023 is FREE. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome. Parking is available at the George E. Duke Center or on surrounding streets.
Fairfield Subaru will have the their first fully electric "Subaru Solterra" SUV on site for you to check out!
“WE WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY FOOD CO-OPS ARE SO IMPORTANT FOR THE WELLNESS OF OUR PLANET AND MORE IMPORTANTLY TO GET PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT THIS LOCAL UP-AND-COMING FOOD CO-OP AND TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BECOME FOUNDING OWNERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! " - CCFC
“OUR PASSION IS SHARING THE JOY OF ART AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS WITH EVERYONE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO CREATING SOME FUN ECO ART PROJECTS WITH ARTISTS OF ALL AGES AT THE EARTH DAY CELEBRATION!" - Joyful Art Studio