30th Annual TUCSON SOLAR POTLUCK
April 28th, 2012
Catalina State Park, Tucson Arizona
All are welcome to come and join in the fun of the 30th Annual TUCSON SOLAR POTLUCK. This is the longest continuously running solar potluck in the world! Truly a Tucson Tradition, and great opportunity to see some practical and innovative solar energy in useful action. Citizens For Solar (CFS) invites you to bring any solar invention that you would like to display, whether it is for cooking or not. If you are not already a solar chef, and donít have a solar cooking device, come and join us any way to learn about how simple it can be. You will surely be amazed by the innovation and simplicity that some of the members bring to solar cook their food in! Everything from commercially manufactured solar ovens, elaborate motorized solar tracking ovens built by famous local engineers to totally low tech solutions (cardboard and old tires are actually viable material for solar ovens)! See and taste food from dozens of types of solar ovens, most of which are built by their owners and are "one of a kind".
The Solar Potluck feast begins around 5 PM depending upon the weather . Either bring your solar oven and cook with us, or bring a dish to share and join in on the fun. Enjoy solar Powered Music during the afternoon and into the evening. Taste solar cooked food, see Photovoltaic solar electricity generated, feel solar cooling, and see solar powered fountains. If you are coming to cook, please be set up by 8:30 AM as we usually close the gate (for cars) to the exhibition area by 9 AM. The Solar Potluck is free to the public, although there is an entrance fee of $7 per car-load to enter the State Park. The event is held in the "Large Group Use Area" Catalina St. Park is located 5.2 miles north of Ina Rd on Oracle Rd.
Citizens For Solar is a non profit organization chartered to educate the general public about the benefits of solar power. Although the group focuses on solar cooking, other applications of solar such as: photovoltaics, solar cooling, solar water heating, solar air heating, distillers, and food dehydrators are also recommended and displayed if possible. CFS holds one main annual event per year, the Tucson Solar Potluck and Exhibition at Catalina State Park. In addition, individual members perform oven cooking demonstrations in public parks and schools.
Sponsored by: Citizens for Solar, Catalina St Park, State of Arizona
For Additional Info, Please call: 520 885-7925