Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Phoenixville Green Earth Fest is tomorrow

Check out the clothing swap, green vehicles, DIY solar hot water, and cool clotheslines.

Phoenixville Green Earth Fest is tomorrow

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If you're in the vicinity of Phoenixville tomorrow, might be fun to check out the goings-on at the Great Earth Festival, being held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. along the Schuylkill River Trail -- from Taylor Avenue to the Foundry.

Nic Pine, a local solar advocate and designer, will show his DIY solar hot water collector for summer use.

Phoenixville has a new community garden, and you can check out the info, or even sign up for next year.

Want to ditch your clothes dryer? Or at least give it a rest for a while? Check out the clothesline booth.

A popular annual feature is the "Drop and Swap" clothing swap. Get there early. Everything collected but not swapped will be taken to the local Goodwill.

Green vehicles will be featured. And the weekly farmer's market will be in full swing.

Bike rentals fro Phoenix Cycles will be available for free during the fest. And an hour-long hike will be led by Master Naturalist Ben Connolly at noon. It will go along French Creek, the Phoenix Iron Canal, to  the Black Rock Dam Fish Ladder and then to the top of The Bluffs. Along the way, hikers will see the existing and soon to be built sections of the 10 mile greenway system along French Creek and the Schuylkill River.

The fest is being organized by Phoenixville Green Team, a group of local volunteers advocating the vision of a greener community that preserves the environment and promotes sustainable lifestyles and businesses.

There also will be food, music and children's entertainment.

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GreenSpace is about environmental issues and green living. Bauers also writes a biweekly GreenSpace column about environmental health issues for the Inquirer’s Sunday “Health” section.

Sandy Bauers is the environment reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she has worked for more than 20 years as a reporter and editor. She lives in northern Chester County with her husband, two cats, a large vegetable garden and a flock of pet chickens.

Reach Sandy at sbauers@phillynews.com.

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