Woodstock Wall is an annual event at New College of Florida, but this year it was just as much about the educational opportunities as it was about the music. Organized as a collaboration between the Students Targeting Oppressive Powers (STOP), Students for Sensible Drug Policies (SSDP) and the Council of Green Affairs (CGA) workshops were held throughout the event such as psychedelic care and harm reduction training and an on-campus edible and medicinal plant walk.
There was a line of tables with information about ethical eating practices, practices to limit personal waste, and how to make seed bombs. There were vegetables, hummus, fruits, and grilled vegetable shish kabobs for students to snack on. The event took place on April 23, and was in celebration of Earth Day which had been the day before. In order to limit waste, banana leaves were used for plates and students were asked to bring their own cups.
A variety of musicians took the stage throughout the day as nonstop music filled the nook from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Some musicians were students while others had traveled from around Florida to visit New College for the first time. Bands included the NewCatz, Jackson Davis & the Jackettes, and Pariuh.
“Even though I wasn’t able to show up until later in the day, Woodstock was still in full swing by the time I got there around 4 o’clock and there was still plenty of yummy food and good music left to enjoy” second-year Annie Rosenblum said.