Living green expo | Environment
The Green Living Expo returns to Alabama A&M University's Louis Crews Football Stadium on Thursday, April 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
If you missed the event last year, this is your opportunity to talk to local environmental experts or to pick up valuable information on how to be an eco-friendly consumer.
Participates will also enjoy a free lunch, door prizes, and entertainment, as well as participate in live gardening demonstrations such as a demo by Pearl Fryar, a topiary horticulturist. Topiary is a horticulture practice of clipping trees and shrubbery into various shapes or "living forms of sculpture."
Fryar began sculpting his garden in the 1980s and soon garnered national attention, which included a 2006 documentary titled A Man Named Pearl. Today, visitors come from around the world to meet Fryar and to see his incredible garden.
In addition, the Green Living Expo provides exhibitors with the opportunity to showcase their green-living programs, products, and services. Sponsorship packages are available from $50 to $100. Every sponsor will receive a complimentary booth upon request.
"As America continues to develop strategies on sustaining its natural resources, Extension and community partners will remain at the forefront of educating consumers about green living alternatives," says Dr. Karnita Garner, urban environmental specialist and co-chair of Green Living Expo 2011.
This event is free and the public is encouraged to bring paper and plastic items such as magazines, newspapers, cardboard, phonebooks, loose-leaf papers, soda bottles, and milk jugs to recycle!
For more information click here or call Roger Richardson at 256-372-4966.