Local Economy Fair


Neighbors Supporting Neighbors

On Saturday, July 20th, come spend a warm summer afternoon at Corcoran Park and check out the Local Economy Fair sponsored by Corcoran Grows and the West of the Rail Business Association (WRBA). The Fair will start at noon and run through 5:00 p.m. Bring your friends and family!

You can join us for workshops on:

  • Music jam session, bring your own instruments, noon-?
  • Rainwater management and native planting workshop, 12:30 – 1:15pm
  • Hands on rain-barrel construction, 1:30 – 2:30pm ($20 if you want to take a barrel home)
  • Hair styling with Mujeres en Acción y Poder (in Spanish), 2:00 – 4:00pm
  • Free yoga class, 3:00 – 3:30
  • Vermicomposting workshop, 4:00 – 4:45pmLake St and

More workshops may be added! Check corcorangrows.org/local-economy-fair for a full, up to date schedule

We will also have all-day demonstrations and do-it-yourself projects on rocket stoves, mason bee houses, composting, and solar food drying.

Join us at noon with your instruments for an all-day jam session. There will be a Really Really Free Market, where you bring what you can and take what you want. Bring items that you are interested in exchanging for the all day free market. Also available all day: bike-blended milkshakes! Blend your own milkshake.

The West of the Rail Business Association will be bringing together their members for a business fair inside the park that will last the whole event. Look out for some of your favorite local spots and make some new finds at the interactive tabling fair.

We are hosting the Local Economy Fair because our neighborhood deserves a strong, thriving local economy. In the face of peak oil and climate change, we need neighbors, businesses, and the whole community to work together to create a healthy neighborhood for everyone. Supporting a local economy means doing for ourselves and supporting each other, both of which will be showcased at this event.

Keep up to date at http://corcorangrows.org/local-economy-fair/ with the final workshop schedule and to register for some of the larger, more materials-intensive workshops.

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