On Saturday, April 21st, we’ll be transforming our Main Library into a bustling green market and info expo all in the name of Earth Week.
We’ll have over 30 vendors on our 3rd floor selling a huge variety of items and and educating you on how to make choices everyday to help you live more sustainably.
I am most excited about Adeline, a 6th grader who makes pet collars for dogs and give her profits to the March of Dimes. Her shop is called Redesigns by Adeline and you can check out her Etsy store before meeting her on the 21st. If you don’t have a pet to put one of Adeline’s collars on, there is plenty more places to spend your money — like Diem Designs Jewelry (Sterling silver gemstone jewelry), the Empty Nest (fun….funk….whimsy….geek….kitsch), Simple Pleasure Bath & Body (Michigan made natural/chemical freebath and body products), the Craftinator (Upcycled, Recycled Fun Stuff!), and more.
There will also be a ton of local food vendors from the West Michigan Food Cooperative, including artisan goat and cow’s milk cheese from Dancing Goat Creamery, flavored olive oil and balsamic vinegar from Old World Olive Press, greens from Mud Lake, and pasture raised, chemical, antibiotic, and hormone free turkeys from Duerksen Turkey Farm.
The West Michigan Environmental Action Council is bringing a handful of organizations to also show us some ways to be greener. Meet representatives from Learning from Scratch, Dwelltech Solutions, and LocalFirst to name a few.
It all happens on Saturday, April 21st from 10 am to 3 pm. For a list of all our Earth Week events, be sure to check out our website.