Learn About Permaculture at Texoma Earth Day

The fifth annual Texoma Earth Day Festival, themed Growing Green, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 20, on the municipal grounds in Sherman. The free event offers a community-wide recycling opportunity with paper shredding and the recycling of electronic waste, cardboard, ink and toner cartridges, medicine bottles, Styrofoam, ball caps, eyeglasses and clothing.

Terry Jenson, of DFW Ecovillage, will be the keynote speaker at 11 a.m., with information and insight about a proposed planned sustainable community based on permaculture principles and practices, including homes made of compressed earth blocks, the use of solar and rainwater harvesting and the establishment of green businesses owned by residents.

The festival will open with the American Heart Association Heart Chase, a series of heart-healthy activities, followed by music from the children’s choir. Entertainment, activities, workshops and demonstrations will inform adults and children alike. Festival activities include art shows, electric and hybrid vehicles, music, workshops, food and beverage booths, educational displays and presentations, resources for green products and services and a variety of vendors offering eco-friendly items including flowers, plants and gardening accessories.

Location: 405 N. Rusk, Sherman. For more info, visit EarthDayTexoma.org.

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