press release: Over 30 artists, food producers, musicians, and environmental organizations will be gathering at the Chorus Public House, 154 W. Main St., Stoughton, to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd. This FREE event runs from 10 AM. to 5 PM and is capped off with an optional evening meal catered by Wendigo and more live local music from 6 to 9 PM.
In addition to the wide range of vendors on the first two floors of the Chorus Public House, a series of workshops will be held in the Lower level throughout the day. Appetites can be filled with Chorus Public House’s café service and wood-fired pizzas from "It's Good for You" mobile oven.
Exhibitors include: Madison Permaculture Guild, Parisi Family Farm, Pleasant Springs Fish Hatchery, Mandt Honey Works, Andersen Designs, MRE Photography, Yahara River Grocery Cooperative, and Synergy Renewable Systems. Non-profits include: Rock River Coalition, Stoughton Hospital, and Shiitake Growers Association. Several gift baskets worth in excess of $250 will be raffled off by Sustainable Stoughton from donations provided by local merchants. Poetry and paintings from Stoughton elementary school children will also be displayed. Live music will be provided by Peter Kocher throughout the day. There really is something for everyone!
The evening meal is being catered by Wendigo, a restaurant that uses local produce wherever possible. Tickets can be purchased at the link provided below. Music will be provided by the neo-traditionalist folk duo, Fendrick & Peck, followed by The Hootenanny.
"Earth Day has always been special to me and I am glad that Sustainable Stoughton's vision to create a community event for everyone is happening", said Regina Hirsch, Event Co-oordinator. "We are bringing together many Earth Day topics such as renewable power, environmental protection, sustainable farms, Native American lore, and home gardening for the community to see and enjoy in one place," she said.
The Earth Day Expo is being organized by Sustainable Stoughton with help from the Chorus Public House and is sponsored by Summit Credit Union and Stoughton Trailers. For more information on vendors, workshop timing, and tickets for the evening meal, go to www.sustainablestoughton.org.
Free workshops, Lower Level Chorus
10:30-11:30 AM -- Native American Lore and Storytelling (Great for Kids and Adults) - Presenter, Dawn Shegonee, Call For Peace Drum & Dance Company.
12:00-1:00 PM -- Basic Bike Repair and Maintenance -Presenter, Phil Caravello -Stoton Cycle
1:30-2:30 PM – Beginning Your Vegetable Garden Seeds Indoors - Presenter, Carol Livingston
3:00-4:00pm -- Container Gardening - Presenter, Fitchburg Farms