WOW! In addition to the amazing line-up on the music and entertainment stage, we have a fantastic line-up of DIY workshops, presentations, and recycled art activities at this year’s Hill Flea!
Come check out the Kid-Zone, where you can play a game of Giant Jenga or make a creature out of recycled materials from 10am- 1pm! From noon to 4pm, join the Boulder Park and Rec Pottery Studio in making a community mosaic out of broken pottery pieces! All day long, Boulder Food Rescue will be making smoothies with a bicycle powered blender and Community Cycles will be giving out information on bicycle safety and routes in Boulder. Check out our schedule of classes and workshops in the Skill Share tent between 10am and 4pm (below).
10 – 11:15 am – Historical Walk of the Hill Neighborhood with Carol Taylor of the Boulder History Museum. Do you know what prompted Boulder’s first zoning ordinance? What is The Faucet Room’s place in Boulder’s rock and roll history? Why did the original Flatirons Theater design a ‘crying booth’? Walk along with Carol Taylor of the Boulder History Museum and learn these and other fascinating historical stories of Boulder’s University Hill neighborhood.
10:00 am- How to start (and maintain) a Worm Composting Bin with Steve Cavanaugh of Ecocycle. This activity will be kid-friendly, and all ages are welcome!
10:20 am- Seed Bomb the Neighborhood! with Amy Concilio from the Hill neighborhood. Learn about what helps plants grow, get your hands dirty, and go home with seed balls to spread flowers through the neighborhood! This activity is kid-focused!
10:40 am – Join Sarah Oswald for Story Time at the Main Stage
11:00 am – DIY cleaning supplies with Emily Sigman from the Hill neighborhood. You don’t need to buy fancy, overpriced cleaning supplies to keep your space naturally clean and free of toxic chemicals! In this workshop, learn how to make powerful household cleaners out of everyday ingredients like vinegar, table scraps (yes, table scraps!), and baking soda.
11:30 am- I Chose to Reuse with Steve Cavanaugh of Ecocycle. Learn tips and tricks about how to incorporate reuse into your daily life!
12:00 to 1pm- Go green! with Maddie from Color Me Mine. Paint a reusable, personal, coffee mug! Cost is $15 plus tax per person and includes a workshop with instruction on how to paint an awesome cup, plus all paints, supplies, glazing and firing. After the workshop, you will leave your cup with us and will be required to pick-up your item at the store, located on Pearl & 20th, a few days later. All cups, after firing, will be food, microwave and dishwasher safe. Join us for the fun, great for all ages and skill levels. Let’s find the ART in Earth!
1 pm- The Food We Waste with Hana Dansky from Boulder Food Rescue. Food is not only essential to live, but it is a catalyst to make real positive social and environmental change. Although food is a human right, it is continually wasted along all steps of its production in the US. Meanwhile, many people have no access to healthy food. Hana Dansky will briefly speak about food waste, hunger and solutions to curtail these problems happening right here in Boulder, through an organization called Boulder Food Rescue.
1:20 pm - Recycling Guidelines with Steve Cavanaugh of Ecocycle. Find out what you can and can’t recycle in Boulder and creative ways to use non-recyclables and cut back on landfill waste!
1:40 pm- Hugelkultur! with Greg Willson from Institute of Mycological Conservancy. Find out how to use mushroom mounds as basis for low maintenance perennial food and medicinal crop plantings.
2 pm- Backyard Composting with Steve Cavanaugh of Ecocycle. Learn how to create healthy compost for your garden from food scraps and yard waste.
2:20 pm- Greywater Reuse with Pedro and Bianca.
2:40 pm – Time banking in Boulder with Lisa Dicksteen of Boulder Skill Share. Have you tried TimeBanking? Not sure what that is? No worries – it’s just the greatest invention since tuition waivers. TimeBanking is basically barter-but-better. Instead of trying to make a trade between two people, one of whom may or may not do anything the other needs/wants, people help each other out, and the time they use goes into a “bank” where they can spend it with any of our 180+ members. Everyone’s time is worth the same amount. You get to do what you love and get what you need! Find out all about the thriving time bank system in Boulder from long-time member Lisa Dicksteen.
3:00 pm- Recycling water from your home to your garden! with Howard Lambert of Boulder Skill Share. Learn about a how to recycle water from your home so that it can be used for underground watering of gardens.