Green Living Festival

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Green Living Festival
Saturday, April 18, 2015

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mitchell Park Domes
524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Visit the Green Living Festival for demonstrations, talks, and activities for the kids -- all centered on healthy strategies and sustainability. To commemorate Earth Month, learn about green, organic, fair-trade, and sustainable policies, products and practices. During your visit, re-energize with healthy, organic, locally-prepared, grab-n-go foods.

 

No registration is needed.

 

2014 Program
 
 9 a.m.–noon

Composting
Vermiculture (worm composting)

Yoga for Beginners (10–11 a.m.)

 noon-1 p.m.

The Fashion Experience
See, up close, the fiber art of the 2013 Pfister's Artist in Residence, Timothy Westbrook. Westbrook weaves organic and repurposed materials, such as cassette tapes, into cloth that he transforms into fashions on a treadle sewing machine. Both the weaving and sewing use NO electricity. Twelve models will walk among the crowd, giving you the opportunity to talk with them about what they're wearing.

1-4 p.m.

Sand County Songs (1 p.m.)
Tim Southwick Johnson will perform vocal and instumental pieces with themes and lyrics inspired by Aldo Leopold's Sand County Almanac. Ballads, spirited bluegrass, and finger-style blues relay a respect for Leopold's land ethic. Johnson has performed throughout the United States and has provided music for video and film, including Wisconsin Barns: A Touchstone of the Past, aired nationally on PBS.

Planting Seeds: Kids and Kids at Heart can plant seeds today for summertime vegetables or for attracting pollinators to the garden 

   
   
 Ongoing Activities 2014
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt
Complete the hunt and be entered in a drawing that includes a Friends of The Domes family membership and other great prizes!

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

"Green" Market & Vendor Demonstrations
See Earth-friendly, fair-trade vendors demonstrating a wide variety of products

10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Cream City Rickshaw Rides - outside, in the park
Take a bicycle-powered rickshaw ride in the park. (Tips are appreciated)
   
 Kids' Crafts
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Green Living Festival Souvenir Button
Make-and-Take a souvenir Green Living Festival button

1-3 p.m.

Papermaking/Mother's Day Cards
Make paper with embedded seeds for one-of-a-kind Mother's Day cards

 

Regular Admission Rates Apply 

Volunteer and receive FREE Admission!

Volunteers receive free admission. For information on volunteering, call (414) 257-5603.

 


Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 257-5611

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