Friday, March 26, 2010



It's official, spring has sprung. You know what that means: It's about to get all kinds of green up in here.

The best way to get your green on this season is at the first-annual Ecofest at the northeast campus of Tulsa Community College, 3727 E. Apache. A slew of activities and information will be available for free starting the morning of Saturday, March 27, at 9 a.m.


TCC and other local organizations will be doling out eco-friendly tips to Ecofest goers until 3 p.m., showing T-Towners easy ways to help the environment by recycling and planting gardens. The event is free and open to the public.

Experts in alternative energy, landscaping, fitness and nutrition will give presentations and demos. Plus, they'll have samples of some sweet products. Some folks will be giving away container trees, too.

You and green living = 1, pollution and wastefulness, 0.

"Many people don't realize how even small changes can improve the environment," said John Kahre, horticulture program director at TCC. "We want to show them that being eco-friendly is a lot easier than it might seem."

One easy way to go green is to shop consignment, and EcoFest can help you with that from the get-go. Look for EcoKids Boutique, a section of EcoFest where parents to buy gently used children's clothing ranging from infant sizes through 5 years old.

While you're stocking up on eco-friendly clothes, be sure to visit with the folks at Oklahoma Forestry Service. They'll be giving away 500 free seedlings at EcoFest. It's first come, first served, though, so get around early.

Something else having its first chance at an introduction at TCC this weekend is the new North Tulsa Farmers Market, due to open on the campus next month. Market hours will be 2-6 p.m. every Wednesday beginning April 14.

Brookside Farmers' Market

I know, right? I'm excited, too. As in, very, very excited.

And maybe a little bit hungry, too. 

Ecofest will be presented by the TCC Horticulture Club and Phi Theta Kappa of the TCC Northeast Campus. Sponsors include TCC, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Sustainable Green Country and Whole Foods. Thanks, y'all.

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