The first ever, Highlands Festival at Waterloo took place this weekend. Breaking ground on a new festival is a daunting task. You are creating a community – for just one weekend. Hopefully the mixture of humans, arts, intentions, coalesces into future gatherings, movements and action that spill out into our community.
The Highlands Fest has laid the foundation for future events to shine a light on Northwest New Jersey’s water, farms, fields, peeps, and the challenges that lie ahead in one of New Jersey’s last rural regions.
I am tired, but the good kind. After a weekend full of community and affirmation that this is truly a special corner of the earth. More to come on the Highlands Coalition.