Here's what's growing on

Special guest Loren Nancarrow to visit Harvest EarthFair

by Kari Gray
Millions of people look for something meaningful to do for the environment, not just in April on Earth Day, but year-round. To harvest these good ideas, San Diego Earth Day is launching its first Harvest EarthFair on September 14, 1996 from 10am to 4pm at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum at 2040 N Santa Fe Avenue in Vista. After the event, there will be a Harvest EarthFair Round-up with a special barbecue and entertainment for the whole family from 6pm to 8pm at the fair site.
Like the annual EarthFair in Balboa Park, the Harvest EarthFair will feature educational exhibits from environmental groups, demonstrations, music and entertainment for the whole family. Harvest EarthFair will show how food choices affect neighborhood environmental and economic health with natural foods exhibits, cooking demonstrations and organic food samples.
Special guest, Loren Nancarrow, will be autographing copies of his book, "Dead Snails Leave No Trails," a collection of home and garden tips from his radio and TV shows.
The Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum hosts popular annual threshing bees and chili cook-offs. Visitors learn from its many harvest equipment exhibits how agriculture and agricultural issues have shaped North County. The Harvest EarthFair will explore these issues and many others, showing you what you can do to make a difference.
Like all San Diego Earth Day events, the Harvest EarthFair will be produced entirely by volunteers. More than 200 volunteers will help set-up, clean-up, make signs, answer phones and separate recyclables.
To volunteer, attend the next San Diego Earth Day volunteer meeting:

Saturday, August 17, 1996
10:30am - 12pm
Vista Library
700 Eucalyptus Avenue
(next to City Hall)

If you can't attend the meeting and would still like to volunteer, please call (619) 272-7370.
San Diego Earth Day is a year-round, volunteer-run non-profit organization dedicated to a clean, healthy and prosperous future. Events throughout the year encourage people to take individual action for the future. For more information on Earth Day activities, to volunteer, or to receive exhibitor or sponsorship information, call 496-6666. For directions to the volunteer meeting, phone the library at 945-5116.

Kari Gray is the San Diego Earth Day event coordinator and Queen of the EarthFair.