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Scenes from Sustainable Ballard Festival

Posted by Geeky Swedes on September 27th, 2008

What a beautiful weekend for the annual Sustainable Ballard Festival at Ballard Commons Park. We just returned from the event with a few photos. (If you missed it today, the event runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, too).

There’s a lot to see at the “home-grown, hands-on, human-powered” festival. There are over 50 booths with demonstrations, food, games and music.

This woman gave a solar-powered, electric scooter a swing.

In the Urban Farm Zone, homeowners learned how they could put goats to work to cut down on the weeds. There were rabbits, too.

The Eat Local Now booth features live cooking demonstrations.

This guy was wearing 500 plastic grocery bags — the number he says an average family uses each year — to encourage folks to switch to reusable grocery bags.

Sustainable Ballard wouldn’t be complete without the Conference Bike.

Plenty of electric and biodiesel vehicles are on display.

And right next door, skaters catch some air under a Ralph Nader sign. Lots more info about Sustainable Ballard and the festival right here.

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