The Growing Green Sustainability Festival is one of the most exciting and innovative community events in Nova Scotia.
This unique festival is dedicated to "sustainability". It is a fun and colourful introduction to the idea that all people can live within the Earth's means, while meeting their basic needs. The Festival features exhibitors and vendors, educational activities, delicious farm-fresh foods, and lots to do for children and youth. Admission for most activities is free! Ever wondered how people power their cars on veggie oil or make their own clothing from scratch using recycled materials? Enthusiastic community members, organizations, and businesses are there to show you how you can do it all yourself using the best of traditional and modern techniques. The Festival is organized by the Town of Bridgewater, the District of Lunenburg, and community volunteers, organizations and businesses.
The 2015 event featured 5 days of community events and drew over 1000 visitors. Participants enjoyed “Crave Local”, a food and beverage tasting event, a fun and education street fair featuring over 30 exhibitors and activities as well as music by local bands, a sustainable housing tour, an Up!Skilling Expo where community members shared old and new skills, and many other exciting activities! The Festival's volunteer planning team received overwhelmingly positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike.
Planning is already underway for the 2016 festival! The dates for the event have been set for September 16-18, 2016. Information for exhibitors will be available on this website starting in May. All exhibitors from last year's event will be contacted as soon as the registration forms are available.