Earth Month Celebration
Saturday, April 15, 1pm-4pm
Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room & Art Salon
1520 E. Chestnut Court, Lompoc, CA
Join Flying Goat in a celebration of "Down to Earth (D2E) Month throughout April and especially on April 15th. D2E is the annual CA Wine Institute campaign that highlights and celebrates California’s sustainable viticulture and winemaking leadership. "Invest in our Planet" is the theme of Earth Day this year and we’ll be sharing some of our efforts toward that goal. We practice backyard beekeeping, drought tolerant gardening and vermiculture. We also source from regenerative vineyards and have sustainable practices in the cellar and tasting room. Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association demonstration hive and Route One Farmers Market mobile truck will be there too! We’ll all be at the tasting room to talk up our passions with you over wine and snacks on March 15th. All ages are welcome to the celebration. Let's all "invest in our planet."
Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association (LVBKA) is a community organization that brings together passionate beekeepers in the Lompoc Valley. The group of beekeepers are unpaid volunteers who remove swarms as a community service. LVBKA also seeks to help others learn more about honey bees and those interested in beekeeping become established and responsible apiarists. Some members participate in community education programs and can bring an observation hive into a classroom or to a club meeting. LVBKA is involved in community education through Allan Hancock College courses and encourages anyone interested in bees (regardless whether you'd like to be a beekeeper) to consider taking one of the AHC classes. LVBKA has members who are trained and experienced in the removal of swarms and established hives from a variety of different venues. If you'd like to become a beekeeper, LVBKA can mentor you as you learn to be a responsible beekeeper. Members have access to a library of books, magazines and videos that are available for loan.
Route One Farmers Market seeks to increase access to local and sustainably grown food with a special focus placed on easing access to fresh and healthy local foods and bridging barriers that hinder our low-income community from shopping at farmers markets. Route One Farmers Market is held from 10am to 2pm every Sunday at Vandenberg Village “because we knew the neighborhood would support a market at that time,” says Director Shelby Wild. They now offer a mobile truck to be found at various locations throughout Lompoc during the week. It's proud to be the sole market between San Luis Obispo and Solvang that offers customers both EBT and Market Match. Route One hosts more than a dozen vendors from the Central Coast, including many businesses that are owned and operated right here in the Lompoc Valley. They offer local seasonal produce, hand-pressed juices, pastries, honey, fresh-cut flowers, local artisan crafts, lavender goods and more.
CA Wine Institute's California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA) offers a new website dedicated to the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing program. Developed for trade, media, consumers and visitors who want to find sustainable wines, wineries and vineyards that are certified with a rigorous third-party audit, the website also illustrates how sustainable vineyards and wineries are making wine in an environmentally and socially responsible way. The California wine industry is visibly a global leader in sustainability. Please share with others and use popular hash tags #CaliforniaWines and #D2EMonth.