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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:

Chefs Graham Dodds, Peja Kristic, Matthew McCallister, Katherine Clapner and Junior Borges will deliver a five-course dinner with passed appetizers. Live music by Mack Price and Mack Price Jr. will add to the magic of this unique culinary experience. Ingredients for the dinner will be sourced within 100 miles of Dallas. All proceeds will benefit Promise of Peace Gardens and be directly designated to provide seed to table experiences for disadvantaged youth and their families across Dallas.

$100.

Dottie Woodson will explain the Texas Smartscape Program and how to use it to design your home landscape. Texas SmartScape is helping to promote education on pollution prevention through efficient and effective water use and focuses on using native and adapted plants that grow well in our area – North Central Texas. Dottie is a former Tarrant Co. Agri-Life horticulturalist and currently is an Extension Program Specialist for Water Resource as well as contributor to local newspapers and TV programs. Potluck at 6:30 p.m.

Join us in Grapevine for the 3rd Annual North Texas Vegan Potluck & Picnic. Trawick Pavilion offers basketball, sand volleyball, lake access for swimming, a children's playground, and more! 

Your payment includes vegan burgers & hot dogs and helps pay the fee for reserving the pavilion.

Please be prepared to bring a vegan dish as well. You’ll be prompted to sign up for a potluck item after you submit payment for the event.

Trinity Hall is one of our favorite spaces to go, with inviting atmosphere, good food, and loads of drinks!

Meet veg friendly folks!

Ever been hungry on a hike? Many of our local plants – especially common weeds – are extremely nutritious. Director of horticulture Roger Sanderson shares which are tasty – and which are not! Sample some of the native fare. $30. 

In this afternoon workshop we will explore the fundamental aspects of becoming a bioregional herbalist: developing relationship with place and the plants within it as we go for a walk through the local landscape where drier upland ridges converge with blackland praries, thick river bottom vegetation, and bits of limestone Hill Country. 

$44.

Join us for a one hour presentation given by a team member from the School of Permaculture who will introduce you to the topics outlined below;

- What is Permaculture?

- Rainwater harvesting

- Gray water bed filtration and use

- Suburban food forests

- Composting

- Permaculture Gardening

Please bring a blanket, class will take place outdoor on the lawn.

Lake Forest Farm Market will open at 9 a.m. Come early or stay after to support our farmers and artisans. Local produce and goods will be available for purchase.

Informal gathering of veg friendly folk.

Get a free, reusable grocery bag with purchase; earn double {N} power points; and have a chance to win a $25 gift card. Take our Ladybug Love Pledge to save beneficial insects and the ecosystem. Enter to win a $100 gift card!

Class on Lady Bug Love about the beneficial insect on April 22 at 3 p.m.

Info: Sarah Beckendorff, nhc.cl@naturalgrocers.com

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