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Sustainable Ballard Festival is this weekend

Posted by Meghan Walker on September 28th, 2012

Sunday, September 30 is the Sustainable Ballard Festival at the Ballard Commons Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

From a previous year’s festival

The festival, in its ninth year, is using “community building” as its theme. From the event info, “Similar to barn raising, this homegrown, hands-on, human-powered festival offers visitors the chance to come together for a day of work and play to help create a more sustainable community.”

Among the exhibits will be solar installations, urban farming, rain gardens and cisterns, heath and well-being and alternative forms of transportation. There will be electric and cargo bikes available for test-driving, solar mini-car races, and the always popular “Undriver Licensing Station.”

Streets around the festival will be closed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The following streets will be closed: NW 57th St between NW 22nd & NW 24th, and 22nd Avenue NW between NW 57th & 58th. There will also be increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic in the area, as up to 6,000 participants are expected.

For more information about the festival, click here.

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