Community-powered conference to feature Homegrown art, music & spoken word

Brandon Fischer reads at the July Homegrown Show at Cedar Grove Coffee House.

Editor Bobbi Buchanan and a small crew of local musicians, artists and writers will appear at the 5th annual Bluegrass Bioneers Conference this weekend in Louisville. The team is representing Bullitt County’s bimonthly art, music and spoken word series, the Homegrown Show.

The conference, which runs Oct. 25-27, 2013 at Jefferson Community & Technical College ‘s downtown campus, features an array of renowned presenters from the world of sustainability as well as workshops, performances and exhibitions.

A mini-Homegrown Show will take place during the event’s Potluck Dinner, provided by Earthsave and Green Bean Delivery, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Health Services Building cafeteria.

Homegrown co-founders Austin Whitely, a.k.a. Auzman Propaganda, Man, and Erin Fitzgerald, a.k.a. A Girl Named Earl, will perform music. JCTC student and Homegrown regular Brandon Fischer will provide spoken word entertainment along with local poet Sheri Wright, whose photography will also be featured during the show.

The conference provides an array of events and activities designed to inspire sustainable living and sustainable communities, including a Zero Landfill Art Exhibition, a Seed Exchange and a Reskilling Fair where folks will teach skills lost over recent generations, such as food preservation and needlework. Click here to check out the conference schedule.

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