Monday, April 09, 2012

EcoFest 2012

Learning Gate Community School is hosting its 3rd Annual EcoFest.

EcoFest 2012 is a community event organized by Learning Gate Community School to celebrate the many businesses, organizations, and individuals in the Tampa Bay area dedicated to the principles of sustainability – Ecology, Equity and Economy.

EcoFest 2012 will be held on April 14, 2012 on the school grounds  at  16215 Hanna Rd in Lutz, Florida. The event will be open to the public from 9:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. Admission to the event is free.

There will be live music, workshops (including building rain barrels and creating container gardens), demonstrations, informational booths, green living products and services. Some local artists, green businesses, environmental organizations, alternative health practitioners, renewable energy specialists, organic farms and gardens with produce. EcoFest at Learning Gate Community School is Saturday April 14 from 9a to 3p. It’s a free event for the community and will feature over 100 green vendors as well as some relevant workshops like building rain barrels and collecting rain water, creating a container garden and a presentation by Tampa Electric.

How to Conserve and Store water as our natural resource
Virginia Overstreet - Water Wise

Making a difference, Recycle, Garbage, reusing.... Keep our County Beautiful
Pat Deplasco - Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful

Growing Scientists Hands-On Environmental Projects
Jim McGinity - Learning Gate

What is composting, and how nature processes organic materials
Monica Ragukas

Project Based Learning at Learning Gate Middle/High
Summer Solomon - Learning Gate

Garden Containers- easy gardening for everyone
Kray Funch

How to effectively store rain water and how it benefits us
Shelly Stein

Greening Your Environment - How you can inspire others to be more eco-friendly and earth conscious. 
Lisa Custer - Going Green Tampa

I know Virginia Overstreet. She has a fantastic Florida Friendly Yard in Seminole Heights.  Her workshop will be very good.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Lutz Dog Park

I've created a new website for the Lutz Dog Park, to show you what the park looks like, the amenities and nearby dog businesses including recommended dog and cat trainers.