A 20 plus year tradition in Taylorsville, CA returns!
Taylorsville, CA 95983
Saturday, August 22 10:00am - August 23rd 10:00am
About the ForestFest
This benefit event raises funds for forest restoration, wildfire mitigation, and community development in California's Sierra Nevada region. To learn more about Sierra Institute for Community and Environment's work, visit our website at www.sierrainstitute.us.
Solar Demonstrations, Solar Cooked Food and Refreshments, Arts and Crafts, MUSIC and More! Celebrating rural community, renewable and sustainable energy, good food, good music, and a good time in the beautiful high Sierra Nevada mountains.
Tickets Coming Soon
Green energy comes from natural sources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, plants, algae and geothermal heat. These energy resources are renewable, meaning they're naturally replenished. The ForestFest highlights two of these sources - solar and biomass energy. Learn more about what Sierra Institute is doing with biomass energy by clicking below.
Minimum Waste Event
The event will minimize waste by having compost and recycling stations as well as reusable silverware for all food vendors and water stations to refill water bottles. Click below to learn more about how you can support the effort, volunteer on the waste management team and come prepared for low impact camping.
Why the Sierra Institute for Community & Environment?
The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment's core mission is to support rural communities and the natural habitats that surround and support them.
The ForestFest is a revitalization of the old Solar Cook-Off and Music Festival in Indian Valley that previously thrived for 20 plus years. This intimate but vibrant festival has and will continue to celebrate the beauty, connectedness, and charm of rural life in the high Sierras. The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is committed to bringing back this timeless tradition to highlight the heart and soul of Indian valley, stimulate the local economy, and promote sustainable living and green energy as viable options both for festivals and daily life that support healthier, thriving communities and ecosystems.