The Sustainability Fair & Expo at the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival is an interactive model of engagement between South Florida businesses and festival attendees. Over the course of the weekend Green Businesses, featuring sustainable services and products, will work alongside non-profits to promote a sustainable future for Miami. There will be solar demos, bio-diesel education, urban farming workshops, and more. We welcome your organization to participate in any of the many available forms. Please contact Hilary Davis, our Sustainability Fair coordinator, with any questions or ideas in regards to your participation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Vincent Raffard
2016 Sustainability Happenings
12-1pm: Plant Spirit Medicine Walk w/ Florida School of Holistic Living
1-2:30pm: Kombucha Brewing Workshop
1-3pm: Treemendous Native Habitats Workshop
2-3pm: Planting Workshop w/ Foodscape Designs
3-4pm: The Dude Brews Home Brewing Demo
12-1pm: Wild Foods and Medicines of Virginia Key w/ the South Florida School of Holistic Living
2-3pm: Eat Good Do Good – Food Business to Fulfill the World w/ Urban Oasis Project
Solar Demos & Charging Station Charge your cell phone on the beach while you learn about solar power and how you can use alternative energy in sunny South Florida!
Bicycle Maintenance and Repair Keep your ride running smooth with a tune-up station available on Saturday and Sunday. Magic City Bicycle Collective will be on-site to educate cyclists about ways to be involved in Miami-Dade’s alternative transportation movement. Cyclists receive half off Sunday tickets, proceeds to benefit Magic City Bicycle Collective.
The Florida School of Holistic Living will be on-site offering herbalism workshops, information about involvement in South Florida’s growing plant-medicine community, foraging and botanical education!
Peace Education Workshop The Global Peace Initiative will host a discussion about peace as a conscious practice, discuss community peace actions and show a short film about the work of peace leader Prem Rawat.
Permaculture Planting with Earth Learning This workshop invites attendees to plant a mix of edible and landscape plants around a structure at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Learn how to assess a site and implement a dynamic planting, which provides food as well as complimentary foliage!
Electric Car Charging Station Crown Electric will be on-site with an electric car and charging station demonstrating the ease and sustainable practices that make non-fossil fuel vehicles the wave of the future!
Brew Beer Check out The Dude Brews, as he brews a batch of beer on site! Aspiring home-brewers, beer aficionados, and curious minds are welcome to watch and participate in this process. The Dude will be narrating each step of the process, so that participants can leave armed with the knowledge needed to start making beers of their own!
TREEmendous will be on-site with educational materials about their initiatives to inspire pride in Miami-Dade county by planting and preserving trees!
Allove Tree, GMO Free Florida, Surfriders Water Protection, Fertile Earth Foundation, Art of Cultural Evolution, Bless Botanicals, Miami Music Project, and many more!