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All Day Two Day Festival
APRIL 21-22

FAIR PARK
FREE ADMISSION


Earth Day Dallas features two days of engaging exhibits, compelling speakers, music, entertainment, food and fun for everyone. Join us April 21-22, 2012 in Fair Park to see how you can make a difference.
Mission:  Learn. Grow.

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun festival with exhibits, speakers, films, music, food & more focused on making a positive impact on our environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo, and exhibitors will use their presence to promote their achievements as green leaders, and teach attendees how to take environmentally responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products, or joining their organizations.

In addition to the Eco Expo, attendees will have a number of educational entertainment options, which will include:

A music and food festival supporting Promise of Peace Gardens. Visit okrapalooza.com to view last years chefs, judges, musicians and over all greatness!

Join us for the 2nd Annual DFW Vegan Potluck & Picnic. Trawick pavilion offers basketball, sand volleyball, lake access for swimming, a children's playground, and more. Your payment includes vegan burgers and hot dogs and helps pay the entry fee for reserving the pavilion.

Bring a vegan dish as well – we will have sign-ups for dishes so we’ll be sure to have a variety of food.

Tickets are $6 per adult ($8 after 7/21), $4 children 4-17 ($6 after 7/21), and children 3 and under are free.

Network with backyard gardeners, community garden leaders and area farmers as well as participate in a variety of workshops.

"Learning as We Grow" is this year's theme and features three unique tracks: Community, Home, and Market. This conference will provide a unique opportunity for growers from different fields to share experiences, knowledge and resources. All topics are most suitable for beginner and intermediate level growers.

Howard Garrett, the Dirt Doctor, is the keynote speaker.

$25. Scholarships available.

Try a Pop Star Popsicle while supplies last and check out Trinity Haymarket's cool store.

Barcadia's vegan menu is top notch and  those Dig Dug's cheese fries are legit. Plus did you kids see that frito pie? Who says vegans have to be healthy?

Bring plenty of quarters! Q-Bert, Ms Pac Man, and more awesome games are available to play. Plus some giant Jenga!

The annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards honors North Texas' green businesses, professionals, organizations, nonprofits and volunteers. 

This year's honorary speaker is Lee Stetson as John Muir.

Learn to identify the edible plants that surround us. Led by Mark Suter of Primitive Texas, the class will consist of wild plant identification walks through the natural habitats at LLELA. Emphasis will be placed on physical plant characteristics, edible plant parts, proper plant preparation, and available season of harvest. Some poisonous wild plants will also be covered, since these often grow right with the edible ones. Come join us as we explore the world of edible wild plants, and expand your diet to include these nutritious wild resources! 

The speaker is Denis Benjamin MD, practicing pediatric pathologist. He is speaking on fungi and mushrooms. He has involvement with numerous mycological and toxicology associations. Info: Bob Ressl at 817-706-6677.

All attendees pay for their meal. Your RSVP is appreciated.

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