The 9th annual Iron Range Earth Fest is this Saturday April 22nd, from 9 am to 4 pm at Mountain Iron Community Center, Merritt Elementary School, and Messiah Lutheran Church. The keynote address by David Abazs "The Future of Iron Range Food and Farming--Growing Local Food, Creating Local Jobs" starts at 10:30 and is in the Messiah Lutheran Church sanctuary. Admission is free. Earth Fest includes vendors, presentations, demonstrations, local food, music, a green innovators expo, phenology walks with John Latimer, and much more. It’s sponsored by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability.