DEEP TROPICS FESTIVAL & THE R.A.N.C.H. PROJECT
Greenest Event in the USA – Third Year Going Beyond Net Zero, Producing a Climate Positive Event
August 18-19, Bicentennial Park, Nashville, TN
Nominated ‘Best Boutique Festival of 2023’ by DJ Mag
Nashville, TN – Deep Tropics, a renowned music and arts festival praised by the NY Times and recently nominated by DJ Mag in the ‘Best Boutique Festival’ category, is set to raise the bar yet again in terms of sustainability and regenerative design. Today, the festival is thrilled to announce its partnership with the R.A.N.C.H. Project, an initiative of leading superfood brand Ancient Nutrition, committed to sustainability and regenerative agriculture. This exciting collaboration brings together two like-minded organizations dedicated to environmental stewardship and providing unique educational experiences to their audiences.
Leading the Way in Sustainability
As Deep Tropics enters its fifth year, it continues to lead the way in sustainability by consistently going beyond net zero and producing a climate positive event for the third consecutive year. At the heart of these efforts is their non-profit organization, Deep Culture, Inc. Deep Culture recognizes the interconnectedness of environmental care, personal well-being, and community engagement, promoting a transformative vision that fosters self-discovery, stronger community and environmental connections, and interactive experiences for personal and collective growth. Through Deep Culture, Deep Tropics has successfully diverted the majority of festival waste from landfills and offset their carbon footprint through tree-planting initiatives, achieving an impressive 93% waste diversion in 2022.
The Regenerative Agriculture Experience
The Center for Regenerative Agriculture, located in Summertown, TN, less than 60 miles from Nashville, is an internationally recognized project (Regenerative Agriculture, Nutrition, and Climate Health) at the forefront of sustainable practices. The R.A.N.C.H. Project is dedicated to becoming carbon negative and is actively building topsoil while planting a million superfood-bearing trees, vines, shrubs, and plants by the end of 2024. They also cultivate tropical plants like Papaya and Passionfruit in their greenhouses, which will be showcased at the Deep Tropics festival in August, giving attendees the chance to interact with and even taste the fruits of this collaboration.
Hands-on Education and Impact
The R.A.N.C.H. Project will have an onsite presence at Deep Tropics, inviting attendees to learn more about their commitment to sustainability. Festival-goers will have the opportunity to sign up for organized field trips to their farm in Deep Culture’s 70-passenger school bus. These field trips will provide a unique experience, allowing participants to witness firsthand the regenerative farming practices employed by the R.A.N.C.H. Project. It’s a chance to reconnect with nature and gain an experiential education in regenerative agriculture, while also contributing to Deep Tropics’ efforts to offset its carbon footprint through tree-planting initiatives at the farm.
A Spectacular Festival Experience
Apart from its sustainability initiatives, Deep Tropics promises an exceptional festival experience with a stellar lineup featuring artists like SG Lewis, Gorgon City, LP Giobbi, Major League DJz, What So Not, and many more. The festival’s three immersive stages, “Meru,” “Lotus,” and “Congo Soundsystem,” will boast captivating stage designs and innovative lighting installations that illuminate the park, creating a breathtaking atmosphere.
By joining forces with the R.A.N.C.H. Project, Deep Tropics aims to make a lasting impact on festival-goers and the wider regional, national, and global community. This unique partnership showcases the power of collaboration between like-minded organizations, and together, they are setting new standards for sustainable and regenerative festivals.
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About Deep Tropics:
Deep Tropics is produced by forward-thinking, dance music enthusiasts at Full Circle Presents. The creative site and stage designs will take the energy to stratospheric levels. The one-of-a-kind amphitheater in the park ensures every viewpoint is perfect with a beautiful downtown skyline view in the backdrop. It will host the massive, ancient temple inspired stage called “Meru”, a brand new stage dubbed “Lotus” and a third performance space known as the “Congo Soundsystem.” Intricate lasers, choreographed LED, moving lights, and art installs will illuminate the park. The venue is less than a mile from auxiliary party locations, downtown Nashville, and some of the city’s coolest districts.
About Deep Culture:
The Deep Tropics team created the 501(c)3 Deep Culture, Inc to harness the power and inspiration of the music industry as a catalyst for cultural and social change. Deep Culture’s mission is to curate experiences that activate transformation of Self, Community, and Planet. Deep Culture facilitates experiences and events such as retreats, immersions, and workshops that cultivate pathways for awakening, healing, collaboration, and community building.