Environmental Education at Learn 2 Live Green

The city of Plano will host Learn 2 Live Green, a free, family-friendly environmental event designed to entertain and educate participants about the conservation of resources and protection of the environment. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 13, at The Shops of Legacy, in Plano.

Learn 2 Live Green showcases eco-friendly and sustainable applications and products through a variety of environmental topics, workshops, demonstrations and educational seminars. Topics include resource conservation, recycling and composting, replacing toxic products with green products, native landscaping, organic gardening, energy-efficient construction and remodeling, and nutrition values of natural foods.

Chet Garner, host of The Daytripper, will speak about recreational travel in North Texas and beyond. A hands-on workshop on rain barrels, composting and container gardening is available for a fee covering the cost of materials. Other workshops include creating backyards for birds, success with tomatoes, organic gardening tips and Texas-friendly plants.

Entertainment and activities include face painting, an art swap of green art and recyclable materials, an 18-piece jazz band, building items with unique materials, nature activities, a soap and water bubble show and a presentation of native animals by Critterman.

Location: 5741 Legacy, Plano. For more information and schedule of events, visit Learn2LiveGreen.com.

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