This year’s EARTH DAY CELEBRATION is Sunday, April 21, 11am – 4pm. This 3rd annual event features earth-friendly activities, sustainability education, book exchange, ethical vendors, whole foods cafe and much more!
Proceeds from this event go to www.lohada.org
ETHICAL SHOPPING @ EARTH DAY
While consumption and consumerism are two of the biggest battles being waged in the sustainability realm, it is possible to shop in a way that is supportive of companies, growers and producers who are choosing to operate with ethics in mind. Making purchases from these people is a great way to vote with your pocketbook and let others know the importance of supporting ethical practices. All of the vendors attending the Redwood Meadows Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 21 meet strict sustainability criteria: they are either local producers, or they follow organic growing principles or deal with fair trade or upcycled products. Some have a combination of these. Here is a quick look at some of our vendors. We hope you are able to join us for the celebration and support the great work they are doing!
PICKET FENCE TRADING COMPANY
Jaycee and Wendy Vincent, from Turner Valley, create amazing jewellery and other items in the spirit of re-use. Their supplies consist of bits of broken bone china, antique buttons, lace and embroidered pieces of cloth that become beautiful charms, pendants or the centerpieces to other creations.
PATTERSON SPRINGS FARMS
This local family-run farm has a wide variety of offerings. They will be bringing a bounty of items produced on their farm for purchase and will also have information on permaculture, pioneer workshops (i.e., growing and preserving your own organic food) and their day camp programs.
JUICE PLUS TOWER GARDENS
Learn how Tower Gardens can help you eat more fruits and vegetables by letting you grow delicious
vine-ripened produce at home. Grow almost anything you like, including tomatoes, lettuce, basil, peppers, spinach, beans, cucumbers, melons, and herbs.
MCCARDLE HANDMADE SOAPS–
Local, family-made natural soaps made by Cassidy and Rachael McCardle.
Enjoy our regular vendors at Earth Day too:
• Avalon Orchards, with organic and transitional B.C. produce;
• Redwood Rainbow Creations, selling handmade wooden birdhouses;
• Halo Honey, with locally produced honey;
• local business Creekside Country Store, with offerings for your summertime gardening.
See you there…..and don’t forget your wallet (and a few reusable bags to bring your treasures home in!)