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2012 Green Earth Fair

The Drum Ice Dog Sled Team will make their second appearance at this year's Green Earth Fair.

The Drum Ice Dog Sled Team will make their second appearance at this year's Green Earth Fair.

On Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 12:30 to 5 p.m., the Green Earth Institute is holding the 9th annual Green Earth Fair at its organic vegetable farm in Naperville. Enjoy live music, engage the kids in green activities, or just soak up the sun! Experts will be speaking on container gardening, organic lawn care, landscaping with native plants, Naperville's new Green Fuels Depot, nutritional health, rainwater harvesting, converting biomass to vehicle fuel, and more. Exhibitors will be providing information about their activities and products to help you achieve a greener and healthier lifestyle. Organic vegetable seedlings and native landscaping plants will also be available for sale.

This year, Chef Ron Moore will reprise his popular cooking demonstrations at the Whole Foods booth. New in 2012, the Fair will also feature cooking demos using seasonal vegetables by Momma Cuisine (http://mommacuisine.com) as well as Jennifer Downing of Nourish Cooking (http://nourishcooking.com).

We will have plenty of activities and crafts for kids, as well as music, and other entertainment. In the Kids' Garden, children may plant seeds, explore the soil for critters, and learn about the parts of plants we eat. Near the Main Stage, children can make their own musical instruments from recycled materials, then participate in the Children's Parade at 3:00 pm.

This year’s musical performers will include a mix of solo artists and bands; acoustic and electric; new performers and returning artists from past Green Earth Fairs. Playing her high-energy acoustic children’s songs and folk standards again this year will be fan favorite Anna Stange. Also returning are popular rock bands The Hominids and, opening the fest, Joe’s Garage Band. We’re excited to welcome for the first time solo artist Jack Avery’s Kin, who plays blues-influenced songs on guitar and banjo; acoustic rock artist Jams Clipper; and, closing out the entertainment, the island sounds of the Wacky Keys.

The event is free and open to the public. The Fair will be held at the McDonald Farm, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville IL 60565. For more information, visit the Green Earth Institute website at www.GreenEarthInstitute.org.

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