Green-Wise Fair

Simply Vague co-owners Nate and Andrea Archibald show off a variety of products made from reused materials. The business will be one of the vendors at the Green-Wise Fair, set Aug. 26 at Deer Haven Preserve.

Green-Wise Fair

About 40 vendors will be at the Green-Wise Fair, an outdoor event that aims to show attendees how to live an environmentally-friendly lifestyle without stressing out or breaking the bank.

The free event is set from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at Deer Haven Preserve, 4183 Liberty Road, just south of Delaware.

Simply Vague, a new store in Delaware, will showcase products made from recycled materials, including unique birdhouses made from downed telephone poles.

In addition to vendors, the Green-Wise Fair will feature live animal shows, educational demonstrations, contests, food and fun family activities.

Tips on recycling, conserving water and reducing energy consumption by insulating your home also will be showcased at the event.

Representatives from the Ohio Wildlife Center will show off a variety of live animals, including a woodchuck, a snapping turtle, a snake and a screech owl, as part of an educational program.

Free classes will teach attendees how to make butter, compost organic waste and become better gardeners.

Children can participate in a wetlands program at the edge of the creek and in other activities provided by the vend- ors.

Concessions will feature food from Dan's Deli, Earth's Crust Pizza, Krazy Monkey Juice Bar, Pattycake Vegan Bakery and the Bakery at ResTORAHation Farm.

Vendors will hand out free raffle tickets just for visiting their booths with a variety of prizes up for grabs.

Used electronics can be dropped off for recycling A $10 fee applies to donations of CRT computer monitors and televisions.

Those who attend also can enjoy the park's green spaces and walking trails before or after the fair.

All activities are free and the event will be held rain or shine.

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By: Erin Holl

8 / 24 / 12

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