It’s easy being green

Learn how some small changes can make a big difference this Saturday at TCC Northeast Campus.

If you’re anything like me, this spring weather has had me in my garden and backyard getting ready for the season.

I’ve prepped flowerbeds, I’ve divided and transplanted hostas, I’ve freshened up my herb garden and I’ve made space for some new pretties.

Besides planting some annuals and perhaps a new crape myrtle, I’ve decided that I would like to try my hand at rain barrels and finally grow a vegetable garden.

This weekend, I plan to attend Ecofest, an annual celebration of green living and eco-friendly practices. It all goes down 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Tulsa Community College’s northeast campus, 3727 E. Apache St.

This year’s theme, Livin’ Large in the Backyard, seems to be right up my alley with information on how I can make my green thumb even greener.

There will be so many helpful folks representing organizations with an environmentally friendly core that I’m sure all my questions will be answered — plus provide me with a few more ideas to investigate.

The day begins with a 1-mile family fun run and walk at 9:30 a.m. An arbor day celebration follows at 11:45 a.m. At noon, don’t miss the Birds of Prey presentation by the Royal Gauntlet inside the TCC auditorium. Throughout the day, the library bookmobile will be on site and Up With Trees will be distributing free seedlings.

Besides presentations by numerous experts, there also will be cooking demonstrations, musical performances and family fun. In the EcoKids Zone, kids will have the opportunity to learn about seeds, fitness, water conservation and growing their own food. There will also be art creation stations where kids can make upcycled art, recycled art and bird feeders.

Food trucks will be on site and representatives from the Tulsa Fire Department, EMSA and Tulsa Life Flight giving tours and insight.

For a complete list of vendors and exhibitors, visit



Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tulsa Community College – Northeast Campus

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