I'm really glad I went up to the Common Ground fair yesterday as today started out rainy. That means mud.
If you ride a bike to the fairgrounds, you get in free. I did not do that.
There were a number of vendors, demos, speakers and a musical tent.
There are no trash cans around the grounds but rather composting stations placed strategically where you could recycle your left over food to compost and paper and plastic were separated out for recycling. The port-a-potties were also composting. There are people who walk the grounds with signs instructing you to follow them to the composting.
Many people in Maine choose to live alternative ways and stay off the grid and this is a forum to showcase how that can happen. It's not something I would choose but it was neat to see that a lot of young people are opting to look back at the ways things worked before and live closer to nature.
If you are ever in Maine for the 3rd weekend in September, make the trip!