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Common Ground Harvest Celebration 2014

If you’re looking for an awesome way to spend a fall weekend while connecting to your community, look no further than the third annual Common Ground Harvest Celebration.  The Celebration will offer local food, live music, do-it-yourself workshops, and fun for the entire community on Sunday, October 26, 11am to 6pm. This year’s celebration of collaboration and sustainability will be held at the Stone Ridge Orchard on Route 213 in Stone Ridge.

Main features of the Common Ground Celebration include the Signs of Sustainability Awards (presented by Lisa Jones via Transition Marbletown to local leaders in resource stewardship), live performances by local musicians, and do-it-yourself workshops (aka “re-skilling demonstrations”) where community members will learn basic skills for use around the home and on the land. The Celebration will also feature local food, beverages, craft vendors, and an expo-area of local nonprofits and businesses.  

In addition to participating in events, community members will be able to experience sustainable projects first-hand. Celebration-goers will witness a solar generator powering Common Ground, and also have the opportunity to put sustainability in action by bringing their own reusable picnic-kits as part of Common Ground’s zero-waste initiative (some additional kits will be available for sale)!

Event admission is $10 or 10 Currents (the Current is a local currency that can be used alongside the dollar, but unlike dollars, can never leave the region). The Hudson Valley Current, a local nonprofit, administers the Current and is a sponsor of the Common Ground Celebration. Stone Ridge Orchard, Visit Vortex, Wild Earth and Upstate Events are also sponsoring the Celebration, with generous support from the Local Economies Project, Country Wisdom News, and Chloe Art and Design.


To learn more about Common Ground and how you can be a part of the celebration, visit rvcgc.org. You can also find the Common Ground Harvest Celebration community page on Facebook. For questions, call 845-658-2302.  


–Andrew Bonano