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Green Metropolis Fair Fall Harvest!
September 14, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Once again, Chicago’s Green Metropolis Fair will bring the local conscious community together on September 14, 2014, for an all-new event: Fall Harvest Fair. This brand new event will be held for the first time at Lake View High School, 4015 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago IL and will focus on fall-specific activities, as well as wellness, sustainability, spirituality, and tons of fun activities for kids and families! The event will kick off with a welcome from 47th Ward Alderman Amaya Pewar.
Green Metropolis Fall Harvest Fair will feature free trade and organic exhibitors; family friendly activities and entertainment; and conference topics covering all aspects of green living. Admission is FREE!
Some schedule highlights:
- WCPT’s Mike Nowak Radio Show will broadcast LIVE from 9-11 a.m.
- At 11:15 a.m., Green Metropolis Fall Harvest Fair will host a milkweed seed release in an effort to help ensure the success of the monarch butterfly population, attendees are encouraged to participate in the seed release.
- Special cooking demonstration from renowned chef Ina Pinkney at 12:15
- Yoga classes – including children’s yoga – throughout the day
Many local businesses will be part of the Green Metropolis Fair’s Retail Marketplace. Their special handcrafted, artisanal products, along with fair trade offerings from around the world, will delight the most discerning shoppers. Wonderful local food and drink from a wide variety of purveyors will be available throughout the day and local services like CSAs (community supported agriculture), nutritionists and chiropractors and other sustainable businesses – including green contractors and landscapers – will be featured in the table sponsors area.
Yoga and other wellness activities, and ways to make your home healthier and more energy efficient year round will be spotlighted. There will be book signings throughout the day featuring local authors. Children will enjoy petting rabbits, goats and other furry creatures from Nature’s Creatures Animal Shows, plus face painting, a puppet show presented by renowned puppeteer Jeannie McQueenie, arts and crafts, and more!
Organic gardening is a special focus of the Green Metropolis Fairs, and workshops and activities on a wide array of gardening topics, including composting during the cold weather, preparing your garden for fall and winter, drying and preserving herbs and flowers, four-season growing, and canning and preserving fruits and vegetables, will be among the featured workshops. Master Gardeners and Master Composters from the University of Illinois Extension Service will be on hand to answer your toughest gardening questions.
The Green Metropolis Fall Harvest Fair is presented by the Green Parent’s Network. For more information and a complete list of events and workshops, visit www.greenmetropolisfair.com.