Lake Forest Park 8th Annual Earth Smart Fair: Environmentally Safe Economically Wise Living

Monday, March 21, 2011

On Saturday, April 9, from 10 am to 2 pm, visit the Third Place Commons at the Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, 17171 Bothell Way NE (at Ballinger Way) for information on saving water, electricity, reducing garbage, and living chemically-free.

Attend workshops on planting vegetables and culinary herbs.

Bring household alkaline batteries for recycling (no rechargeable, camera or laptop batteries.)

-NEW THIS YEAR- Bring clean white Styrofoam blocks or Styrofoam "peanuts", any color for recycling. The Styrofoam should have loose beads when bent. Look for #6 or EPS inside the recycle symbol.

Take home free green gifts while supplies last. Pick up seed packets from Territorial Seeds to plant your vegetable garden.

Workshops in the Stadler Room:

• Start a Vegetable Garden and Grow Your Own Food
10:30 – 11:30 am

This workshop is for novices and experienced gardeners. Get tips from a pro on how to grow a bountiful and healthy garden. Workshop Instructor, Martha Clatterbaugh is an experienced Master Gardner who has taught numerous classes.

• Culinary Herb Gardening
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Grow fresh kitchen herbs all season long. You'll learn how to select the best varieties for your site- including indoor and container plantings. Discussion will also include ideas for culinary and cosmetic uses for a variety of herbs. Workshop Instructor, Carey Thornton is a garden educator for Seattle Tilth. Seattle Tilth inspires and educates people to garden organically, conserve natural resources and support local food systems in order to cultivate a healthy urban environment and community.

This fair is sponsored by the City of Lake Forest Park and Friends of Third Place Commons, with funds from King County Local Hazardous Waste Program.

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