Big Bend Market presents the 2015 EcoLiving Fair & Seedy Saturday in Red Deer!

Location: Red Deer College – Forum & Margaret Parsons Theatre

Saturday March 21st, 2015
10:00am – 5:30pm

The demand for sustainable living solutions continues to grow in Central Alberta so ReThink Red Deer is proud to host the EcoLiving Fair + Workshops & Seedy Saturday!

This unique spring event is a showcase of dozens of exhibitors providing local food, products and services for sustainable and eco-friendly living where you have the opportunity to take in a workshop (or two!) to build practical skills for thriving in the 21st Century! It also features an open-pollinated and heirloom variety seed swap called “Seedy Saturday” and showcases the new Central Alberta Seed Bank initiative sponsored by the Bauta Family Seed Initiative and Seeds of Diversity Canada.

2015 EcoLiving sponsors include:
– Big Bend Market (presenting),
– Peavey Mart (workshops),
– Red Deer College Green Campus (venue),
– USC Canada (Bauta Seed Initiative),

The list of confirmed exhibitors and workshops is growing! Please purchase your workshop tickets at the event registration desk on March 21.

Confirmed Workshops:
– Rainwater Harvesting: 4-Season Use and Navigating the Permitting Process in Alberta
– Repair Cafes: If it’s broke, you can fix it!
– World Water Day – water and sustainable development
– Seed Saving for quality seeds

Access to the event is free but there is a fee for participating in the workshops – $5 each or $20 for an unlimited pass (cash only please). The workshops open at 10:00am and run until 5:30pm. For those wanting to continue the conversations and idea sharing we are looking at hosting a Repair Cafe workshop during the day, and a Green Drinks social hour at the College’s Farside Lounge immediately after the event.

Full Exhibitor and Workshop details can be viewed here:

1) Invitation Letter – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dHXdRtaNlo0e_E7D82scjjNMYIML5uH7C_ffarV2onM/edit?usp=sharing

2) Exhibitor & Workshop Registration – https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-efRRR_g1c-TGpudDJWcUk1LVU/view?usp=sharing

*Registration deadline is Feb 28*

Promotions for World Water Day (March 22), the International Year of Soils, and the Lexicon of Sustainability Exhibit will be posted along with the workshops very soon!

About EcoLiving (www.ecolivingevents.ca)

EcoLiving Events has been in operation since 2002 and has a proven track record of success. The organization is run by a volunteer board whose members meet once a month to plan events. All of the events over the last nine years have been volunteer driven.

EcoLiving brings environmental innovators together to talk about their projects and to learn from each other. This interaction between innovators is very important, as it could lead to new or improved technologies. EcoLiving provides events to teach Calgarians (and others from around western Canada) about ways to reduce our collective ecological footprint, create more sustainable and energy efficient buildings, and share information about local environmental initiatives and services. These events show citizens how to save money while using fewer resources.

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