The Spring into Summer Fest was an event to showcase community talent, local farms, health care practitioners, tasty foods, speakers, and musicians to bring the public together to enjoy, learn, and to raise money for Community Alliance of Family Farms (CAFF).


Music / Speakers / Booths (75) / Vibrant Village, Healing Dome with Christopher Love

Kirtan, Yoga, Music, Performances, Health Practitioners, Artists, Tea Room

Auditorium – Afternoon

Jennifer Bloomer: Singer / Musician / Piano (Original Compositions)

Dr. Christopher Ring: Boogie & Blues, Piano, Vocalist

Panel–  Dr. Karl Maret / Charlie Savoca / Sylvia Skefich / Phil Caylor
Topic: Energetic Health, Vitality, and Restoring Wellness

Scott Erickson: Alternative Energy Rap
Dave Blume: Author, Speaker: “Endless Energy for Food & Fuel”
Ambient Music throughout

Open Forum on Health Techniques & Projects
Michelle Newman: Singing Bowls, Transformative Octave
Auditorium – Evening
Community Alliance for Family Farmers (CAFF)
Alisa Fineman & Kimball Hurd: Original Folk Music
Steve Graves and Friends: Rock it out and closing

Garden StageBack Green

Center for Spiritual Living: Reverend Angela opening

Jai and Shanti Hudes, Be + Be Well Center: Space Pod & X The GameGeorge Orwell Experience: Original Music
Richard Owen Gyre Project (Ocean Clean Up)Gardening Talk
What’s Going On?   Following Projects:
Ken Dickerson (Eco Farm Conference)
Reggie Knox (Farm  Link)
Kathryn Spencer (CAFF)Dining Room
Lisa McAndrews (Cabrillo Farm & Garden)Jia Patton: Special Foods Preparation

Shari, Kevin, & Friends: Music & Dance TroupeIndia Joze Cooking (outside back deck)

Andy Fuhrman: Americana MusicCommunity Meal w/ 8 farms participating
Stacy Erdman: Heartfelt Composition
Robby & Friends: Original & Traditional Songs
Alan Morgan: Seed Savers
Craig Lane: Health classes, food preparation
Paul Gaylon:  Herbal Products,  “About This Expo”
Alisa Fineman & Kimball Hurd: Original Folk Music

Joe Jordan: Night Sky Astronomy (Evening)

Thanks to the 75 Food Booths,  Practitioners, and Booths, as well as the Gardeners, Performers, and everyone who made this a great event.

Special thanks to LB Johnson, John Pearson, Mark Hager, Christopher Ring, Rob Rasmussen, Thunderbolt Electric Vehicle, & all the Volunteers.

For Immediate Release 

June 14, 2011

Santa Cruz, California

Alternative healing, local sustainable agriculture, and regional renewable energy opportunities were recently showcased in a day-long celebration of positive learning and shared possibilities to prosper healthy community and raised funds for Community Alliance with Family Farmers.

Through community support, and working with various co-sponsors, Herbal Products and Development’s event Spring Into SummerFest raised $2,000 for CAFF. Since 1978, CAFF programs have served family/small farmers, advocated for sustainable agriculture, and strengthened partnerships between farmers and communities—improving locally-based economic vitality and human and environmental health.

Contact  Paul Gaylon (Herbal Products and Development) or Kathryn Spencer (CAFF).