University of West Florida is hosting their first Earth Day Festival and Farmer’s Market Tuesday, April 17. The festival, located on the Cannon Greens at UWF, will showcase local farmers, crafts, vendors, and educators. The event isn’t just for students either; it’s open to the general public.
The mission of the event is to educate students and the community about the sustainable food movement and environmental preservation. Earth Day Festival organizer and UWF instructor, Chasidy Hobbs, remarks “one of human’s greatest negative environmental impacts is associated with an essential ingredient to life: feeding ourselves. Folks can come learn how to support a sustainable food system; it starts with a single meal.”
The festival and farmer’s market will feature the following farmers and vendors: Barlett Meadows, Jetta Farms, Miller Family Aquaponics, Mevin and Hila Helbert, Farm Girl Produce and Green Cedars Farms’ Roger Elliott, Susan Kologi Recycled Jewelry, Mary Pena natural soaps, Tina Jone’s plants, The Yellow Ribbon Bakery, Lady Bird and Friends Hot Sauce, Park’s Toffee Co., Robin Greene’s lotions, Veda Alford’s scarves, Constance Brosnan’s crafts and Dee Dee Green’s recycled information for Escambia County.
The festival will also feature speakers and a musical performance by Tupelo Honey at 3 p.m. to close out the event.
UWF’S EARTH DAY FESTIVAL AND FARMER’S MARKET
WHEN: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
WHERE: Cannon Greens at UWF, 11000 University Pkwy.