San Juan Capistrano, CA, May 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- "Eco Xpo" Sustainable Living Show May 17-18 will feature nearly 60 vendors in south Orange County's first garden show.
Hosted by Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens, the weekend Eco Xpo is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Los Rios Park, 31790 Paseo Adelanto, in the Historic District of San Juan Capistrano.
Eco Xpo will educate and encourage people to have beautiful, bountiful and beneficial gardens while conserving and reducing resources through innovative landscape design, low-water plants and solar and LED lighting.
The event is free to the public and will boast demonstration gardens, local produce, edible landscapes, habitat gardens, environmental products and much more. A cornucopia of vendors like Acjachemen Weavers, Backyard Bees, the Fat Plant Man, Lavender Farms, Tree of Life Nursery, Mission Basketry and many others will display their wares. Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens will sell organic vegetables with hummus along with herbs and garden hats and jewelry. Kids will have the chance to play in the dirt with red wiggly worms and learn how they turn vegetable and fruit waste into healthy amendments for the garden. Eco Xpo will feature arts and crafts - including whimsical oversize butterflies - storytelling about the butterfly's lifecycle and demonstration cages for show and tell.
Expert speakers will be on hand to share their wisdom including Erik Cutter and Cat Waters.
Cutter is the managing director of Alegría Farm at the Great Park in Irvine who brings a background in biochemistry and oncology along with a passion for creating haute cuisine using the finest ingredients. Erik will talk about the benefits of consuming clean and natural locally grown food.
Waters created a welcoming habitat for birds on an urban lot using plants that offer food and shelter to migrating and permanent birds. More than 100 bird species have been spotted in or flying over her garden. She will discuss the creation and evolution of her picturesque drought-tolerant urban garden in Downey.
People traveling to San Juan Capistrano can pick up a $10 Metrolink Weekend Day Pass at any Metrolink station kiosk. The pass is good Saturday or Sunday wherever Metrolink travels.
Proceeds from Eco Xpo will benefit the beautification and butterfly habitat of the city's Los Rios Park.
Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens has cared for the California native plants at Los Rios Park since the city built the 6.5-acre park in 2009. The nonprofit organization is committed to providing horticultural education, emotional and physical rehabilitation and practical life skills to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, while promoting environmental sustainability and saving community resources.
For more information, visit http://goinnative.net or call 949-606-6386.