Stall holders wanted for Earth Day

EARTH DAY: The festival aims to celebrate sustainable living by offering various workshops and stalls, including U3A's gardening.

EARTH DAY: The festival aims to celebrate sustainable living by offering various workshops and stalls, including U3A's gardening.

BEAUDESERT Library is searching for anyone who would like to showcase their wares at Scenic Rim’s Earth Day Festival.

Community groups and individuals have the option of holding an information stall or a workshop whether it be for gardening, soap making or recyclable products free of charge on the day.

The festival will be held at Jubilee Park on Saturday, April 22 from 9am.

With plenty of food and drinks stalls available, event organisers urge guests to bring along a picnic mat to have an enjoyable day out.

In celebration of sustainable living, there will be markets selling recycled or natural products and gardening and craft workshops and a scavenger hunt for children.

Exhibits and other workshops such as U3A gardening, Men’s Shed woodwork, Scout’s recycled toys and games will be on display.

Library activities will include making One Million stars, badge-making, face-painting and pot decorating.

Special guests gardening guru Jerry Coleby-Williams and DirtGirl, the gumboot wearing character from the preschoolers' program about sustainable living, Dirtgirlworld, will make an appearance on the day.

Previously in the Times, Mayor Greg Christensen said preparations for the Earth Day festival was in full swing and encouraged everyone with an interest in sustainability to mark the date on their calendar.

"It's a great community event and a wonderful opportunity to learn more about what we can all do to help preserve the Scenic Rim's natural environment," he said.

Councillor Christensen said Earth Day would showcase a range of interesting and innovative initiatives which would focus on sustainable living and environmentally-friendly practices.

"Organisers of the event at Beaudesert Library are also keen to hear from members of the community who have an interest in sustainability who may wish to operate a stall or give a presentation during the day," he said.

To host a stall or workshop, contact Llinos Hanson at Beaudesert Library on 5540 5142.

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