Ft. Lauderdale fest goes green

April 21, 2017 by  

Just in time for Earth Day, the residents of Ft. Lauderdale are getting ready for Heal the Planet Day. The festival-style event features competitions, demonstrations, vendors, and more.

As always, the central theme is the environment, and a green theme runs through everything. The Farmer and the Chef cooking competition pairs a local chef with a local farm. The two must work together, turning the locally sourced meat and produce from this specific farm into a spontaneous culinary delight. The competition will be judged by visitors who show up early enough and sign up.

The Farming Resource Zone will be manned by local farmers and growing experts, who will offer demos and lessons on growing food in the Florida climate, including tips on soils, fertilizers, and composting. Additional demos about conscious living and environmental issues will also be held by the Food and Water Watch and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

Additionally there will be live music, food vendors, crafts, mini class in yoga, Pilates, and dance, and much more. A VIP ticket ensures a spot on the judging panel for the Farmer and the Chef competition as well as some free promotional products and a beer and wine tasting.

Heal the Planet Day will be held tomorrow, April 22, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Esplanade Park, located at 400 SW 2nd St. Admission is free to the general public while VIP tickets cost $25 each. Anyone looking for more info should visit the website.