Wednesday, April 8, 2015

#AtoZChallenge - All Gallow's Eve - G


Green Living

In 2013, my family attended a Kentucky Green Living Fair at the Barn at Redgate.  From their website:

Workshops, demonstrations, green market, live music, heirloom seed swap, and local food… all in one place!
Topics this year include beekeeping, gardening, self-sufficiency, composting toilets, aquaponics, backyard poultry, mead-making, and more!
Our green market features over five dozen sustainable exhibitors from around the state of Kentucky and beyond! On the exhibit hall floor, you will find demonstrations, book signings, live animals, and lots of hands-on kids activities.
This is Kentucky’s largest sustainability event with almost 2,000 attendees. 

(picture from the KGL Fair website-attribution not available)

There is a LOT of interest in green living in Kentucky.  Part of it is because it's good stewardship of our planet. Another part is because Kentuckians are fiercely proud, independent.  And part is because since the decline of the tobacco and coal industries, a lot of Kentucky families are struggling and very much live the Depression-era saying, "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without."


Glasgow Highland Games

So what does a city in Scotland have to do with Kentucky and/or All Gallow's Eve?

Because these Glasgow Highland Games are in Glasgow, Kentucky (just down the Cumberland Parkway from Edmonton, Kentucky).  A lot of cities and towns in Kentucky bear the names of places from where its immigrants came.

(from the GHG website - attribution not available)

I'm not saying that there will be a Highland Games in All Gallow's Eve, but some kind of heritage festival will be in order.  


  1. I always like to go to a fair like you mentioned with the Kentucky one. Always good to learn new things there!


  2. We live about half an hour from the original Glasgow, and I find it quite cute you have your own Highland Games!

  3. Kentucky Green Living Fair is an awesome event. We can do with such events in our region too :)