Singer Katrina Lawrence and guitarist Tim Reardon

Singer Katrina Lawrence and guitarist Tim Reardon

Earth tones ring at festival in Lavington

Inaugural Back to Earth Community Harvest Festival makes for a green experience in Lavington.

Lavington is still feeling green after the inaugural Back to Earth Community Harvest Festival, and it’s not because residents ate too much festival fare.

Hosted by Kath Raeber, founder of the Rarearth Music Festival, and her daughter Kiley Routley, of Back to Earth Enviro Products, Friday and Saturday’s inaugural event at Lavington Park featured free sustainable workshops, food vendors, as well as artisans and oodles of entertainment.

Performances included a number of Our Kids Have Talent (Olivia Penalva, Trinity Routley, Bjorn Kriel, Better Than Average, Megan Lauridsen, Amistad, Gallon’s Corner, Jesse Mast, Shayle Routley and Beamer Wigley) who all won the opportunity to play at the festival at this past year’s talent competition, also organized by Raeber.

Former Our Kids’ Little Isabel and 2Step Closer also performed along with Kath and the TomKats Friday, while The Ananda Dancers, Earth Sisters, Sister B & The Boyz, 4th Divide, Windfall, and Solara performed Saturday headlined by The Jo Burt Experience, led by Black Sabbath’’s former bassist who has toured, recorded and performed with Jimmy Page, the late Freddie Mercury, and The Troggs.

Kids were also seen getting their faces painted and dancing and singing along with Kiki the Eco Elf.