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2nd Annual Earth Harmony Festival, celebrating healthy food, organic gardening, & sustainability at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage
2nd Annual Earth Harmony Festival, celebrating healthy food, organic gardening, & sustainability at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage
87 backers pledged $7,803 to help bring this project to life.

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"If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him... the people who give you their food give you their heart."     ~ Cesar Chavez

The Earth Harmony Festival - an annual gathering at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage.  

This year's festival will be on October 5th and 6th, focusing on growing organic produce, Permaculture principles, heritage & heirloom crops, seed-saving, and food preservation, in one of the country’s largest and longest sustaining EcoVillages!  Festival participants will also have the opportunity to experience a sustainable, agricultural-based community in Southern Arizona.

Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage is a prototype society that has been growing its own food and developing alternative green building techniques for over 23 years.  Nestled in the fertile Santa Cruz River Valley south of Tucson, Arizona, Avalon Gardens continues in the area’s long tradition of multicultural cooperation and agricultural heritage in an intimate village setting. 

After last year's successful Kickstarter campaign, we are again asking for financial support to produce the 2013 Earth Harmony Festival so we can avoid a gate fee, making it more accessible to people.  We look forward to sharing our passion and knowledge of growing organic food with everyone!  Each person who learns how to plant a seed and reap the harvest, takes a step towards a more sustainable future.  If you didn't see last year's Kickstarter video, here it is:

The Earth Harmony Festival is an all-ages event and will feature exciting activities for the whole family including live music, local healthy food, art & crafts booths, and a Children's Village with pony rides and other fun and interesting activities. Camping at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage for the weekend is available for a small donation.

In a world that is getting crazier and more confused, we need creative ways of connecting with others in cooperation, communication, and compassion.  The Earth Harmony Festival is a call to people of all ages, races, and cultures to come together for a sustainable future.  We thrive on partnership!  Participation is the best way that you can support the festival.  If you cannot make it, we hope you will help us financially and please share this project with everyone who eats food!

Festival website: http://earthharmonyfestival.org/home

Festival Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EarthHarmonyFestival?ref=hl

Avalon Gardens website: http://avalongardens.org/

Avalon Gardens Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/avalonorganicgardens?ref=hl

Risks and challenges

The festival in ON! Risks and challenges do not come from whether we make this campaign or not. People can count on showing up on October 5th and expect to be met with an incredible experience.
The funding we receive through Kickstarter will go towards all the ins and outs of hosting a festival and it will happen regardless of our funding from Kickstarter.

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    A subscription to “Hands in the Soil,” Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage's weekly online newsletter & a free copy of our Earth Harmony Festival Program (PDF eBooklet or hardcopy)

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    All of the above, plus a free copy of the Sustainability Issue of our Alternative Voice, Quarterly Periodical

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    All of the above, plus a single-variety package of heirloom seeds from Avalon Organic Gardens

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    All of the above, plus an Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage/Earth Harmony Festival T-Shirt

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    All of the above, plus a 1-year subscription to the Alternative Voice quarterly periodical, a single pack of loose Organic Herbal Tea from Avalon Organic Gardens (choice of Mint, Nettle, or Kamon’s Cosmic Blend) and 2 additional varieties of heirloom seeds (3 total)

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    All of the above, plus a high quality photo print of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, 2 additional varieties of heirloom seeds (5 total), an additional variety of tea (2 total), and an additional 4 issues of the Alternative Voice (2-year subscription)

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    All of the above, plus a 6-hour Hands-on Sustainability Workshop at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage, absolutely FREE; 3 CDs from Global Change Music Non-Profit Record Label bands, an additional photo print (2 total), an additional 5 varieties of seeds (10 total), and an additional variety of tea (3 total)

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    All of the above, plus your choice from selective bracelets, necklaces, and earrings from limited edition Cosmic Gifts of the Earth line of jewelry, made from all-natural materials

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    All of the above, plus a free 1-week resident internship at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage for training in how to start your own organic garden from master Jedi gardeners who have been tried & tested by the elements of nature for 30 years!

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