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2011  4th Annual
Verde Fest Sustainability Fair
—By M-CAN—
Saturday, August 20, 10am−4pm
Cortez City Park !

Join Us Friday evening for this
Unique Pre−Release Documentary

Within Reach World Premiere is September 17 at the Brower Center in Berkeley, CA

Verde Fest will begin its 2011 celebration
with the presentation of the documentary film, “Within Reach”.

  • on Friday evening, August 19th
  • in Empire Electric’s Calvin Denton Room
  • 5:30pm pot luck
  • 6:15 discussion
  • 6:45 “Within Reach“ showing
  • Filmmakers Mandy Creighton and Ryan Mlynarczyk will join us for the first showing of their movie prior to a West Coast Tour. Mandy and Ryan created the film while taking a 6500 mile “bike-pack” adventure in a quest to visit 100 sustainable communities across the US.



    • American Media Radio Station - KRTZ
    • Aramark
    • Cliffrose High Desert Gardens
    • Cortez Retail Enhancement
    • County Bike Helmet program
    • Dolores Conservation District
    • Economy Nissan
    • Empire Electric
    • Encantos
    • Firewise Council of SW CO
    • Four Corners Navajo−Churro Breeders
    • Four Corners Recycling Initiative
    • Galbraith Builders/Earthsource Geo
    • Growing Spaces
    • Heart Path House
    • KSJD
    • Livewell Montezuma
    • Living Solar
    • Mesa Verde Country Agri−tourism Program
    • Mesa Verde Museum Association
    • Montezuma Land Conservancy
    • Mountain Studies Institute
    • Multi−Pure Drinking Water Systems
    • Root and Branch Medicine
    • San Juan Artisans
    • Solar Works!
    • Southwest Seed
    • Target Tobacco Action Group/School Community Youth Coalition/Youth Leadership Council
    • Willow Weaver
    • ... More soon...

    Food Vendors

    • Oven Fired Pizza
    • Turtle Lake Refuge
    • Zuma Natural Foods
    Exhibitors demonstrating a relationship to sustainable living are eligible for an exhibit space. Sustainable businesses involve... (mouse here) Exhibitors demonstrating a relationship to sustainable living are eligible for an exhibit space. Sustainable businesses involve renewable energy, recycling, natural health, green building techniques, alternative vehicles, organic agriculture, landscape conservation and restoration practices, open space conservation, water efficiency technologies, agri−tourism, or eco products. If you’d like to exhibit your service at Verde Fest, please fill out both pages of this application and return it with the exhibit fee to Verde Fest, 38090 ROAD L.4, Mancos, CO 81328. Fees are $50 for a for-profit business and $35 for a non−profit ($5 discount before June 1). Checks should be made out to Mesa Verde Country Festivals with Verde Fest in the memo line. You will be contacted by email to confirm your exhibit space. Registrations received after July 15 are subject to space availability and information about that business may not be included in the Verde Fest Program.

    Click here for an exhibitor application form in pdf format.

    Help! We need volunteers.

    Click here to volunteer or cohtact Betty Janes by email or call 533−1051.

    There are lots of fun ways to help Green Montezuma County with us at Verde Fest

    You can contribute at Verde Fest by volunteering for one or more of the following areas:

    At Verde Fest:

    • Help setup in the morning
    • M−CAN booth duty

    Before Verde Fest:

    • Fundraising − solicit local businesses for sponsorship.
    • Contact potential exhibitors and provide our literature.
    • Find children’s activity exhibitors or work with children directly.
    • Publicize by contacting newspapers, radio, social media, distribute posters.
    • Find speakers or demonstrators.
    • Locate musical groups.
    • Work on grounds layout and design
    • Design, buy and place signs on grounds.
    • Provide ideas for themes, competition(s), fun stuff!

    Click here to volunteer or cohtact Betty Janes by email or call 533−1051.

    A sustainable, regenerative community is one that preserves and restores the integrity of its natural environment, nurtures healthy human and other living systems, and maintains a vital self−reliant economy, generation after generation. A sustainable, regenerative community meets the basic needs of all people, including the needs for food, water, shelter, health, safety, autonomy, connectedness, and meaning.

       See our Verde Fest Page

    Tesla and Prius
    Yes! We had a Tesla at the 2010 Verde Fest in the afternoon thanks very much to Mr. Christoph Henkel of Dunton Hot Springs Resort. The plug-in Prius was provided by Love Bug Motors (lovebugmotors.net)of Durango.