Come out this weekend for the Green Metropolis Fair!
Join Home to Roost and Backyard Chicken Run at the Green Metropolis Fair. This fun, day-long event has something for the whole family! This year it is at the Green Exchange. Meet animals, learn about I-GO cars, ask a composting expert a question. For more information, head to the Green Metropolis website.
Join Home to Roost at Oak Park’s family-friendly green festival!
The Village’s third annual celebration of green living – Earth Fest – is schedule for 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat., April 21, in the LEED Gold-certified Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd.
This year’s event will focus on the local, sustainable food movement. Chef demos, kid-friendly activities, a community mural, farmers, and eco-focused vendors will be included in the day’s events.
Chef demonstrations will be provided throughout the day by four local restaurants including Constructive Chaos in River Forest, Eyrie, The Perfect Dinner, and Marion Street Cheese Market.
In addition to chef demos, the nearly 50 vendors slated to be at Earth Fest will be providing plenty of hands-on activities and information for all ages. Some of the day’s scheduled highlights include:
- Free composting and organic gardening consultation
- Canning demonstrations
- Recycled art projects for kids
- Car sharing information
- Shedd Aquarium’s Right Bite, with information about sustainable seafood
- Energy efficiency tips
- Information on co-friendly landscaping
- Details on raising chickens in Oak Park
A new addition to this year’s festival will be Recycle Alley – an on-site opportunity for residents to bring items to recycle that aren’t part of the normal blue bin recycling program in Oak Park. Items to be recycled include: blue jeans, glasses and hearing aids, prescriptions medication, CFL light bulbs, cell phones, rechargeable batters, and corks.
For more information on Earth Fest 2012, call 708.660.1443 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also posted online at www.oak-park.us/earthfest.
Join Home to Roost at Garfield Park Conservatory’s County Fair event!
Saturday, September 17
Hours: 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Conservatory Grounds
Cost: $5 admission per person (includes all activities except pony rides; Members and children aged 3 and under are free!
“Celebrate the harvest and healthy communities at one of the Conservatory’s most popular events. This is a family-oriented day with programs and activities for all ages. Discover agricultural traditions, see the best in urban gardening, and enjoy horticultural exhibits and demonstrations. Children’s activities, petting zoo and garden displays highlight the connections between plants, food and American heritage….”
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Earth Fest 2011, a gathering of eco-friendly vendors, groups, children’s activities and live entertainment, is seeking vendors for the event set for 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sat., May 21 at the Oak Park Public Works Center, 201 South Blvd.
This year’s event will feature vendor booths and a variety of kid-friendly activities available outside at the Public Works Center. Some of the items available from the vendors will include clothing, personal care items, books gardening items, services for health and sustainable living, and more.
The event also will coincide with a celebration of Public Works Day, which will feature an open house to give the public an inside look at the LEED-certified Public Works Center with an up-close look at the building and equipment, snacks and much more.
For more information on Earth Fest or to reserve your booth for the event, call 708.660.1443 or e-mail email@example.com.
Celebrate Earth Month!
Home to Roost will attend the Green Metropolis Fair at the Irish-American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox, Chicago, IL, from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Come join this fun event with lots of great activities for kids and adults and learn about sustainable living!
The Green Metropolis page will keep you posted on events and vendors.