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Apr 17 2016


08:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Past Events

Heal the Planet Day 2016

Join Heal the Planet and Las Olas Sunday Market in this one day celebration of all things green and sustainable. There will be speakers and demonstrations on different aspects of sustainability throughout the day, culminating in a vegetarian chef’s competition.

Join over 75 local artisans, farmers, non-profits, and businesses as we gather to celebrate the planet that we call home. There will be a “Farmer’s Tent” with demonstrations on how to grow your own food, make your own compost, and raise your own worms. We’ve lined up live music, yoga, and lots of great information. See schedule of events below:

Side Stage:
9:30-10:30 Morning Zen Yoga with I Love Yoga
11:00 – 1:00 Chef’s Competition

Main Stage: Presenters and Demos –
10:00-10:25 Food & Water Watch – Fracking
10:30-10:55 Recycling for the Future
11:00-11:30 Captain Solar
11:30-12:00 E The Savant -Educational hip-hop music
12:00-12:30 Heal the Planet – Plant-based Food Demo
12:30-1:00 Slow Food
1:00-2:00 Chef Competition Awards Ceremony
2:00-3:00 Drum Cafe Closing Drum Circle

“The Farmer and the Chef” cooking competition:
This vegetarian cooking compettion focuses on bringing together the best of local talent. Each team will consist of a chef and a farmer with the chef creating a menu around what that farm has available. The public will vote for the farmer, the chef, and the dish they would most like to learn to cook. The trophies are being handcrafted by the Florida Blacksmith Association to make this a truly artisanal experience.

Farming Resource Zone:
Urban Farming Institute will be hosting attendees who want to learn about soil, fertilizers, seasonal planting, gardening and composting. Kids will learn how to plant seedlings and watch them grow. There will be educational talks about various growing methods from grow bags to hydroponics and everything in between.

Family & Kids Area:
Face painting with natural products
Arts & Crafts (recycle & repurpose)
Photo Stand-ins with the Planet or Recycling pic.
Educational Hip Hop
Learn about recycling and water conservation.

Vendors & Participants:
Prepared Food Vendors
The Banyan House
Nimia with APY Institute
Urban Farming Institute
Flagler Farms
I Love Yoga
GMO Free Florida
Healthy Places
Florida Division of Forestry
Broward County Climate Initiative
Slow Food
Dream Vacations

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