You may have been to the Green Living Show at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre in past years, but the show has expanded to include more activities. The show, which takes place April 25-27 2014, now features a Fashion Accessory Swap and Media Swap where you can trade your books, CDs, and DVDs.
There are several pavilions including the Urban Agriculture Pavilion where you can learn about gardening for urban spaces including balcony gardens, living walls, community gardens, gardening on roofs and vacant lots. The Ontario Culinary Explorers Pavilion allows guests to sample foods, beer and wines and talk to producers and representatives. Sample tickets are $1.
Some of the exhibitors include Bee Glorious, Cocoon Apothecary, Lala Soap, Purely Great, Rawleigh’s, Beaulance, Gilead Cafe, Rosewood Estates Winery, Steam Whistle Brewery, Karlo Estates, Red Canoe Bistro, Black Oak Brewing Co., Harvest Goodies, Southbrook Vineyards, Pomodoro and Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers.
Take your kids to the Kids Zone where they can participate in YMCA camp games, worm composting, upcycling clothes into useable objects and learning how to add super foods to juices and smoothies.
Test new hybrid, electric and fuel-efficient vehicles at the Green Living Test Drive.
Below are some of the guest speakers during the Green Living Show:
Friday, April 25, 2014
12 p.m. – Frankie Flowers – The Best 49 Plants for Overall Healthy You Can Grow and Find in Your Garden
3 p.m. – Jenise Lee – Greenwashing: How to Avoid Harmful Chemicals in Your Personal Care Products
5 p.m. – Kristen Ma – Ayurveda: The Healthy Sustainable Way to Beauty
5 p.m. – Craig Ballard – Putting Your Lazy Roof to Work
Saturday, April 26, 2014
12 p.m. – Bryce Wylde – Power Plants: Simple Home Remedies You Can Grow
1 p.m. – Joy McCarthy – Gluten-Free De-Mystified
Sunday, April 27, 2014
11 a.m. – Anastasia Vaskova – Simple Tips to Green Your Cottage
2 p.m. – Dr. Joelene Huber – Growing Kids Green
3 p.m. – Adrian Vasil – What’s In This Anyway?
The Green Living Show takes place at the Direct Energy Centre, Halls B & C, Exhibition Place from April 25-27, 2014. Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets to the Green Living Show are Adult (18+) $18, online $16; Senior (65+) $14, online $12; Youth (13-17) $14, online $12; Student (with ID) $14, online $12; Family Pass (2 adults, 2 youths) $64, online $40.