Yesterday, it was a cold and dreary day, but we headed to the Cleveland Zoo for EarthFest anyway. We had just been to the zoo about a week before, but I was excited to see the Earth Day exhibits. We arrived just before 10AM and I was extra glad we were early. It started to get crowded fast. When we went into the first building of exhibitors, we said hi to Trevor and Robert from Fresh Fork. They had a prime stop!. We continued through the building and took a minute to look at the bee exhibit. I really want to start bee keeping, but I really don’t know anything about it. I have a friend with some land who says I can keep bees, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten on the subject. Sally liked the bees the best of everything she saw yesterday.
The kids also liked the street displays that talked about storm drainage. We were also entertained by some music.
There were several farms and CSAs represented and many had tables inside this hoop house. I loved the logo for this year’s Earth Day. But, I resisted the urge to buy a $15 t-shirt.
Bicycles can be pretty handy vehicles. I’d do more errands by bicycle, but I haven’t figured out how to pull both kids yet. Maybe things will change over the next couple of years. I once met a couple who moved their whole apartment using a bicycle and trailer set up.
For some reason, I am also fascinated by chicken tractors. I don’t think we are allowed to have chickens in our city, but it’s probably a good thing.
I spent some time going through other buildings of exhibits. Nick and Sally spent time with Stephen and saw the elephants. After a cold picnic, we bought some local whole wheat flour and headed to the Rain Forest. By 2PM, everyone was exhausted and naps were in order so we headed home.
Everyone had a good time and we’d definitely attend EarthFest again.