Souhegan Sustainability Fair scheduled for May 4

WILTON – This year’s Souhegan Sustainability Fair, number four and the third at the Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative Middle/High School, is bigger and better than ever. The free event offers something for everyone.

The event, sponsored by the Wilton Conservation Commission is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 4. The school is located at 57 School Road.

This year’s 30-plus exhibitors range from Voices of Wildlife and the N.H. Animal Right’s League to the Northeast Organic Farming Association and Merrimack Water Warriors.

The Rise Up! Center of Wilton will join with Wild Rose Farm to offer educational children’s activities all day. These include earth friendly arts and crafts, face painting, a community mural project, collective weaving project, storytelling and “plant a seed and take it home.”

For families there is Make your own peace flag; a plant identification walk around the school; outdoor group games and bubbles on the upper field (bring a picnic lunch); wet felting – make a ball to take home; and Web of Life activities.

Other workshops include Sustainable Insect Control – build a toad house; wild beverages, make probiotic kombucha, root sodas and wild herbal teas; and Exploring Pine, a medicinal and edible evergreen.

There will also be a farmers’ market with fresh produce and N.H.-made products for sale.

Also available are a bike clinic and trail rode, and a hike to Garwin Falls, with a bus to bring you back.

A panel of New Hampshire lawmakers will meet in the media room at 1 p.m. for an interactive discussion of environmental issues.

Live music all day in the cafeteria will include Dirty Double Crossers, Jack in the Green/Firebird Morris dancers, Milford Contra Dance Band, The Kukuleles, Decatur Creek and WLC students.

Food will be provided for sale by Wilton House of Pizza, Simple Pleasures, and Out of the Box Lunches.

For information, check the website: www.souhegansustainability.com; on Facebook: 2019 Souhegan Sustainability Fair.

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