Tomorrow is the start of the 2012 Gaia Festival. The weather is expected to offer triple digits for the venue at Black Oak Ranch just north of Laytonville Ca. The three day festival has its own campground and 5 stages of live entertainment. This years bands include David Lindely and Michael Franti. There will be speakers, a kids area, workshops and presentations, organic & sustainable products, organic food and if things go like last year, there will be actual dishes at the food court. Yes, real stainless steel flat ware and dishwasher safe plastic plates and cups. There is a dish station where everything gets washed and redistributed to the food vendors. This cuts down on a lot of waste. There are also showers and a creek, take your pick. Below are some pictures from last year.