Learn about our South Florida ecosystems, see an organic cooking demonstration, take a nature photography workshop, ride the trolley to our National Parks, encounter live animals, and more…all at the first annual Homestead Eco-Fair.
The FREE event will take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 12pm to 3pm at Losner Park, located at 104 N. Krome Ave. Homestead, FL 33030 and will feature the Homestead National Parks Trolley.
Visitors to the Fair can board the Homestead National Parks Trolley, which provides a free Ranger-guided tour and free admission to Biscayne and Everglades National Parks every weekend through April 22, 2015. R.L. Chaplin Photography, Inc. will run a special nature photography tour and workshop on selected Trolley tours during the Eco-Fair. Attendees at the Eco-Fair will also be able to connect with area environmental and nature organizations through a series of interactive displays—including the opportunity to see and touch Florida wildlife!
In addition, there will be a full series of other educational speakers and demonstrations. The Youth Fishing Foundation will be hosting a special fishing demonstration for kids and the National Park Service will provide a kayaking demonstration as well. For book-lovers there will be a book giveaway thanks to the Kiwanis of Homestead/South Dade. Visitors to the fair will also have the chance to enjoy the delicious cuisine of some local food trucks.
Miami-Dade County residents will be able to exchange three (3) old light bulbs for energy saving compact fluorescent light bulbs and exchange up to two (2) water-wasting showerheads for water efficient models thanks to the Miami-Dade County Extension Office. The event will also feature live music from Grant Livingston, a local folk singer embodying the very spirit that created Florida, and performances from the Homestead City Ballet and Expressions Dance Company. Foodies can enjoy food trucks and cooking demonstrations from local chefs.
The Homestead Eco-Fair, organized by the City of Homestead in partnership with Homestead Main Street, is a chance for residents and visitors to connect with nature and celebrate Homestead’s leadership in environmental stewardship. As the Gateway to Everglades and Biscayne National Parks, the City of Homestead has a long-standing commitment to ensuring a high quality environment for its residents and future generations.
Participating Organizations Include:
350 South Florida
Art of Cultural Evolution
Beauty Schools of America
Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper
Chefs on the Run
Everglades Bicycle Club
Everglades Preparatory Academy
Everglades & Biscayne National Parks
Expressions Dance Company
FL Native Plant Society
Gateway Environmental K-8 Learning Center
Homestead City Ballet
Izaak Walton League of America
Kiwanis of Homestead/South Dade
MAST @ Homestead
Paradise Farms Organic
South Florida National Parks Camera Club
Tropical Audubon Society
Tropical Everglades Visitor Association
Youth Fishing Foundation