The 2nd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair, held on May 21st at the Wild Ramp in Central City, was a great success in spite of the threat of rain all day. We lucked out with just a sprinkle here and there, till the real rain came at 4pm, at the close of the fair. We estimate that roughly 400 came out to The Wild Ramp on 14th St. West in the Central City area of Huntington, WV. Tour DePATH had a great annual bike ride along the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health, WVCA and MU Environmental Health and Safety hosted an excellent rain barrel demonstration, and there were tons of wonderful local musicians who performed at the fair as their volunteer contribution. Many workshops and demonstrations were hosted. For more information about this project, visit: www.huntingtonsustainabilityfair.com.
The weather was great, and the attendance was amazing. So many came out to enjoy the day, learn what it means to “Be Green, Be Marshall Green”, and help celebrate Earth Day. Here are just a few pictures from our event.
HUNTINGTON – Children in grades 3 through 9 were able to get their hands dirty Sunday as they conducted several experiments in the Marshall University Student Vegetable Garden.
Under the watchful eyes of Eve Marcum-Atkinson, research and community outreach assistant for the MU Sustainability Department, the students were asked to look at plant parts and identify which parts were eatable. They also measured soil nutrients, moisture and pH levels in the vegetable garden
“Events like these are so important because it gets kids excited about learning math and science,” Marcum-Atkinson said. “We’re able to provide them with real world application and teach them why learning about the world around them is so important.” (Click Here for Full Article)
Our 2nd AnnualHuntington Sustainability Fair is set for Saturday, May 21st from 10am-4pm at the Wild Ramp in Central City, Huntington. For more info about this project and our many partners, to register for a booth, or to volunteer, visit www.huntingtonsustainabilityfair.com. Below is a beautiful video showcasing the beauty, community, and never-stopped-us-from-having-fun precipitation at our 1st ever Huntington Sustainability Fair last year. An estimated 300 came out that day to celebrate “green” ideas, learn, and enjoy. Another 300 came out in June for our rain-date evening entertainment. This video was made by Keyamo Onoge of Keyamo Photography, an amazing contribution to our efforts.
The Green Trail signage are in production, and we are crossing our fingers that we’ll be finished installing them by the end of March. As Spring sets in, also keep your eyes out for new blooms and plantings at the Sustainability Gardens along the trail. You can Geocache the Green Trail right now!
Here is a DEP report on our WoW week Green Trail Guided Tour: