EarthFest Parenting

Thanks to the parents and kids who braved East Tennessee's unseasonably cold weather to come out and say hello at the EarthFest celebration.  I was thrilled with the opportunity to host a Flour Sack Mama festival activity for the very first time!  I understand that attendance was down because of the blustery conditions.  EarthFest still proved to be a great place to network about greener parenting. 

Our booth featured plant and insect rubbing plates that children could use with vintage computer paper and crayons.  The kits came from Acorn Naturalists, which features many thoughtful educational materials.  Several parents asked about the recycled crayons that I had made, so here's the link to that feature

Wind made securing a table covering nearly impossible.  Thanks to Krista Cardenas and Sarah Woodland at the next booth for sharing enough duct tape to keep the tablecloth on.  These two dedicated teachers will be directing Camp Invention for elementary-aged children in the Knoxville area this summer.  The camp that promotes creativity and problem-solving skills may be just what parents are looking for.

Mary Rodio
Holistic Moms Co-Leader
At another neighboring booth, I met co-leader Mary Rodio with the local Holistic Moms Network.  Rodio says her group offers a wide range of parenting resources.  The group's next project will be participating in The Great Cloth Diaper Change on April 23.  The event at Caswell Park held simultaneously with others around the globe hopes to raise awareness about cloth diapering.

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