At the Dallas Green Festival one will enjoy whole lifestyle demos, green-living vendors, natural and organic food for sale, face painting, a mobile farm and recycled arts and crafts. You can even do your part by dropping off electronics for recycling through Goodwill Industries of Dallas. Here is a list of acceptable items. Texas Discovery Gardens’ Green Festival only lasts one day and happens to be during Texas Pollution Prevention Awareness month. By recognizing this month the message is reiterated that we can live sustainable and with a minimal environmental footprint each and every day of the year. One will also find kids activity area, classes and get access to environmental products as well as some healthy refreshments. In fact, one of my favorite brunch spots in North Dallas, Blue Mesa, will be serving their delicious street version of food.
Learn more on water and energy conservation with the demonstrations and classes; Sign up for a rain barrel making class (compliments of Texas AgriLife Extension); or Check out the Nissan Leaf’s electric car charging station. The Recycled Fashion Show will leave a permanent memory as local design students use vintage fabric and other recycled materials for the attire.FREE event!! It will be open from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday. For a discount of $3 attendees can also go in the Texas Discovery Garden’s Butterfly House and Insectarium. (Regular admission for adults is $8) and don’t forget about the Green Exhibit going on throughout the State Fair of Texas, open daily from 10am-6pm. Every day at 10:30am and 12:30pm there will be butterfly releases inside the tropical butterfly house. If you missed Ecofest a week ago, then here’s your opportunity to brush up on being “green” or more eco-friendly. Discover a whole new lifestyle that benefits our earth and how you can be a part of the movement this weekend at the 2011 Dallas Green Festival.
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
**Gate 6 at Fair Park**