Celebrate all things green at the Decatur Green Fest on May 2nd!

Come learn a little and play a little in the Decatur Square during a fantastic environmental event on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009! The Decatur Green Fest is brought to us by Bonterra Vineyards with live bands, over 40 green vendors and businesses, and a “Teaching Tour of Green Buildings.”

  • What: Decatur Green Fest
  • When: Saturday, May 2nd from 3 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: the Old Courthouse Square in downtown Decatur

Here are more details from the City of Decatur website:

Decatur Green Fest presents a day of free live music leading into the first Concert on the Square, sponsored by Wachovia Bank. The Concert begins at 7 p.m. and features Y-O-U and Trey Ronsenkampff. The daytime lineup includes Deep Blue Sun, Jeff Hix and the Heretics, BolderMonkey, and The Virginia Dare Devils. Solar powered sound will be provided by Tree Leaf Music.

Enjoy a green tasting of local and organic produce and food from Ted’s Montana Grill, K-Chocolat, Java Monkey Organic Coffee and Wine Bar, Equal Exchange fair-trade coffee and teas, and Bionade organic beverages. Wine and beer will be available from Terrapin Beer Co. and Bonterra Vineyards.

There will be over 40 green vendors and green organizations presenting information and products. Children’s activities include a rain barrel workshop with Russell Jackson and more. Artists who work in recycled materials will be an additional feature for 2009.

The Decatur Cool City Coalition will lead a Teaching Tour of Green Buildings from 1-6 p.m. The featured tour locations are:

Kamooneh Home by Kaveh and Kamal Kamooneh
Address: 317 Ponce de Leon Place, Decatur, GA 30030

Bosserman Home, LEED for Homes Platinum nominee by Robert Cain and Pinnacle Custom Builders
Address: 235 Wilton Drive, Decatur, GA 30030

Decatur Fire Station No. 2, LEED NC 2.2 Silver nominee by LP3architecture with Amy Landesberg
Address: 356 West Hill Street, Decatur, GA 30030

The event is a benefit for the Dogwood Alliance and the Decatur Preservation Alliance.
For more information contact John at johnthebaker@yahoo.com.

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