Celebrate Homestead’s Leadership in Environmental Stewardship at the First Annual Homestead Eco-Fair

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 Association 

Everglades Bicycle Club 

Everglades Outpost 

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 

Safari EdVentures 

Sierra Club 

South Florida National Parks Camera Club 

Tropical Audubon Society 

Tropical Everglades Visitor Association 

Youth Fishing Foundation