October 2017 - Vital Hempnewsletter
Double tree at One Love 2016
In this time of social and environmental devastation, I believe it’s vital to reaffirm our connection to others, to recharge our spirits with love, to learn about ways we can positively collaborate for a better future, and to practice new ways of being in relation to all living things.
To this end, we’re attending (and invite you to attend) several events this month.
First, we’re setting up the Vital Hemp booth at the One Love Music and Arts Festival, happening October 20-22 at Lake Perris, just 60 miles from LA. This is one of the sweetest festivals for renewing your spirit, with a great music line-up, including Moby, The Polish Ambassador, Mark Farina and many, many other artists, as well as yoga, ecstatic dance, good food and a sea of shining, smiling beings. If in SoCal, we hope to see you there!
Beanie-lover from Bioneers, 2016
If you live in NorCal, we will not be attending, but highly-recommend the Bioneers Conference in Marin County that same weekend, featuring presentations by some of the most authentically-engaged and visionary leaders in our world at this time, including Amy Goodman, Cory Doctorow and Dallas Goldtooth, among many others—not to mention outstanding performances and family-friendly workshops. Last year, I learned so much at this conference, and came away feeling hopeful--not a feeling that’s in wide circulation these days…. So even if you just know some folks in the Bay Area, send them the link (or forward the newsletter), so that they may gather with others who have hope, courage and solutions for these ever-challenging times.
The weekend of October 28-29th, you can find us peddling our US-made hemp clothing at the Socal Vegfest in Costa Mesa, California. This festival celebrates healthy eating and conscious living, and also features awesome speakers, performers, vendors, and the yummiest vegan food!!!
That’s all. After the long May-September newsletter, I think I’ll save the rest for another time.
As ever, thanks for being vital,Ron Alcalay