Muddy Boot

If you live in or near Portland, Oregon, head over to the Muddy Boot Festival in SE Portland this weekend. This is the 2nd Annual festival, which is sponsored by my old parish and billed as a "soulful celebration of sustainable living." I missed last year's event and will miss this year's event, but know it will be fun!

The keynote speaker tonight is Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of that other Cousteau and founder of the Ocean Futures Society.

Saturday & Sunday there will be live music (March Fourth Marching Band, Freak Mountain Ramblers, Jackstraw, Stolen Sweets, Dirty Martini Trio and more), organic food booths (and I hear a beer tent!), children's activities, and workshops on sustainable living and climate change. It's all family friendly and the weather should be beautiful this weekend.

Muddy Boot Organic Festival
at St Philip Neri (SE 16th & Division)
$5 Donation requested
Saturday, Sept 8 noon to 9 pm
Sunday Sept 9 noon to 7pm

The festival was the inspiration of the parish's Caring for Creation Committee. You can read more about their work here. A few years ago St Phil's received a "Green Congregation" award from Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.

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