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Green Festival Speakers

Ruby Sparky

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Ruby Blume is an educator, gardener, beekeeper, artist, performer and activist, with 20+ years experience gardening in an urban setting. Ruby's experience as an educator extends back thirty years. She has taught music, art, puppetry, design, theatre, gardening, beekeeping, stiltwalking and more to people ages five to ninetyfive. She currently runs the Institute of Urban Homesteading, an educational project dedicated to localism, sustainability and selfdetermination. She lives in Oakland CA with 3 cats, 6 quail, 13 rabbits, 18 fruit trees and 150,000 bees.