One very popular exhibit at the Get Your Green on 150 Ways, Green Fair was the urban chicken. There are a variety of reasons to keep chickens in urban environments, and its not a new fad. People have been keeping chickens in cities for centuries. Read here to learn about some of the benefits when you add chickens into your urban lifestyle:
Also check out some books like this one on raising chickens.
Other fun stops at the Green Fair:
The Soil tunnel was brought to us by the Soil Conservaton District. All self-contained in a 12’ x 8.5’ enclosed trailer featuring soils and the interaction of our natural resources underground. The professional design inside, outside, and on top of the trailer brings the world of soil to life. One side of the trailer educates viewers about the natural history of soil with 3-D worms, roots, and other organisms. Human impacts on soil, such as toxic waste and septic system contamination of the soil are featured on the opposite wall.
The Master Gardeners out did themselves again with a project where kids could “plant a prairie”. On a map of KS kids smeared glue and then got to sprinkle on KS grass native grass and wildflower seeds. The all they had to do was plant to paper to start their own prairie.
Keep America Beautiful had a very fun interactive exhibit where kids had to guess where to put different items, recycle, trash etc. Slipping the items into slots on a wooden house display would give the kids the answer when a light lit up.
Arts & Scraps: In the story room kids got to pick from boxes, tubes, yarn, bottles and lots of misc. items. They then created their own original art piece. Imaginative kids made many unusual creatures and artsy sculptures.
With over 30 organizations joining us many more fun and educational exhibits could be found at the Green Fair.
To see pictures of day click here > Green Fair photos.
Don’t forget you can alwasy be green by dropping off your gently used books anytime at the library (book drop in driveway at lower level NW corner off of Garfield). But why not choose Earth Day to do just that!