All Day Two Day Festival
APRIL 21-22


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!

Farming requires management of various risks, some of which we can’t control. Good record keeping makes it easier to manage the risk we can control. Come learn how one set of good records can provide what you need for Whole-Farm Revenue Protection, FSMA food safety compliance, and organic certification.

Who Should Attend:

- Diversified fruit, vegetable, and livestock producers

- Direct market farmers

- Organic and sustainable producers, whether certified or not

This workshop is $10 and includes lunch!

Claude Singer will present, "Gardening in Small Spaces: Lessons From Japanese Gardens." Free.

Learn about Native American Marker Trees from Steve Houser, Dallas-based coauthor of Comanche Marker Trees of Texas.

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.

Learn about the Elm Fork Chapter of Master Naturalists and enjoy a pot luck lunch.

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

Gardens can change lives. Children who appreciate nature will feel more connected to where their food comes from and to the world around them. It all starts with a seed. Join Seed Preschool and Matilda the Bus as we partner with The Better Block for our Summer Workshop Series: From Soil to Soup. We will explore the process of planting and growing, meet some friendly creatures, create beautiful things, and enjoy a good meal together at the end. For children ages 5 to 10. $30/workshop or $150/6 workshops.

Are you interested in home composting, but not sure where to start? Join us for an easy introduction to composting. This class covers worm composting and includes a bin, supplies and worms to get you started on easy, at-home composting. Preregistration required. $35 early registration. $40 late registration. Includes worms and compost bin.