Red Deer EcoLiving Fair

EcoLiving Fair Poster

2017 Red Deer EcoLiving Fair & Workshops
presented by Peavey Mart

Featuring a Repair Cafe, Seed Swap, Electric Vehicles, Solar PV Tour, and more!
Saturday, March 25
10am to 6pm
Red Deer College
Cenovus Learning Common

EXHIBITOR & WORKSHOP PRESENTER REGISTRATION FORM

Cenovus Learning Common - RDC     
Red Deer College - Cenovus Learning Common
(second floor of the east Trades wing) - for maps of the campus click HERE

Confirmed 2017 Exhibitors (as at March 7):
- Peavey Mart
- Garden City Market

- Sol Invictus Energy Services
- The City of Red Deer Parks - Community Gardening
- The City of Red Deer Environmental Services
- CCBee's Natural Products
- Trimmed-Line Tree Services Ltd. Central Alberta's Urban Logger
- Alberta Food Matters / Growing Food Security in Alberta Network
- Little Green Thumbs Program
- Kerry Wood Nature Centre
- Tiber River with Elizabeth
- Sunfind Solar Products Inc
- Casey's Heirloom Tomatoes
- Heavenly Dexter Ranch
- Red Deer Bee Keepers Association
- Seeds of Diversity Canada
- Canadian Blood Services
- Red Deer Association for Bicycle Commuting
- Sweet Pure Honey
- Red Deer Garden Club
- Grass Roots Family Farm-Organic Milk Fed Pork, Beef, Eggs, Honey & Veggies
- Charity's Case
- MEALIFE
- Living Lands Landscape and Design
- Norwex
- Ecovision's Friends of the Greenhouse (FOG) - LCHS
- Green Bos Farm

For inquiries, please email karissa(at)rethinkreddeer.ca

The Workshops are sponsored by Big 105 and will run hourly from 10:00am to 5:45pm. See the full Workshops Schedule HERE; topics include green building technologies, preservation & pickling, zero waste DIYs, rainwater harvesting, urban beekeeping, seed saving, homesteading, and much more! Tickets are purchased at the event welcome and registration desk, $5/workshop or $20 for an unlimited pass (per person).

All proceeds go towards projects and programs of ReThink Red Deer. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you there!


2016

Peavey Mart presents the 5th Anniversary 2016 EcoLiving Fair + Workshops! The demand for sustainable living solutions continues to grow in Central Alberta so ReThink Red Deer is proud to host the EcoLiving Fair + Workshops at the Red Deer College!

Location: Red Deer College, Cenovus Learning Common - east Trades wing (2nd floor)
Map of Red Deer College HERE

This unique spring event is a showcase of dozens of exhibitors providing local food, products and services for sustainable and eco-friendly living where you have the opportunity to take in a workshop (or two!) to build practical skills for thriving in the 21st Century! It also features an open-pollinated and heirloom variety seed swap, showcasing the new Central Alberta Community Seed Bank initiative sponsored by the Bauta Family Seed Initiative and Seeds of Diversity Canada.

This event is usually one day, but for 2016 we celebrated the 5th Anniversary of the EcoLiving Fair in Red Deer by teaming up with the Red Deer Public Library to introduce a new attraction over 2 days called, The Repair Cafe! Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things (together).

2016 EcoLiving sponsors included:

- Peavey Mart (Presenting),
- Red Deer College Green Campus (Venue),
- Red Deer Public Library (Repair Cafe)
- Red Deer Express (Promotions),
- Sunny 94 and KRAZE 101.3 (Promotions)
- The Recycling Council of Alberta (Promotions)
- Noodle Box Red Deer (Green Drinks)
- Troubled Monk Brewery (Green Drinks)

Access to the event is free but there is a fee for participating in the workshops - $5 each or $20 (per day) for an unlimited pass (cash only please). The workshops open at 10:00am and run until 5:45pm. For those wanting to enhance their conversations and idea sharing we hosted Green Drinks Red Deer at Noodle Box Red Deer (Village Mall) with Troubled Monk Brewery immediately after the event.

Promotions for the Lexicon of Sustainability Exhibit were also on site plus info on the new MakerSpace initiative hosted by Red Deer College!

Exhibitors and presenters for 2016 included:

Garden City Market, featuring:

- Peavey Mart
- Trimmed Line Tree Services (urban lumber recycling)
- Jora Canada Composters
-
Earthly Matters Vermiculture
- CanadaHydroponic.ca (The Grow Zone)
- Top Peg Timber Frame Construction
- Living Lands Landscape & Design
- Deep Roots Design
- Nixon Honey
- Sunfind Solar Products
- Clarke Chocolates
- A'Bunadh (ah-boo-nar) Seeds
- Heavenly Dexter Ranch
- Hoven Farms Certified Organic Beef
- The Jungle Farm
- Rancho Relaxo Resort
- TheGreenPantry.ca
-
CanAmaze (volcanic rock powder)
-
AirTerra Biochar
- The Tulip Farm Red Deer
- Red Deer River Watershed Alliance
- City of Red Deer (Parks) - Community Gardening
-
City of Red Deer (Environmental Services)
- Canadian Association for Rainwater Management - Prairie Chapter​
- The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary​
- Little Green Thumbs Program
-
Red Deer Beekeepers
- The Red Deer Garden Club (Seed Swap)
- Seeds of Diversity Canada
- Alberta Food Matters (GFSA Network)
- Red Deer Public Library (Repair Cafe Reading Table)
- Red Deer College - Green Campus Initiative & MakerSpace
-
Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation
- Medicine River Wildlife Centre
- Agroforestry & Woodlot Extension Society (AWES)
- Kerry Wood Nature Centre

Workshop Topics from 2016 can be viewed HERE

2015's Exhibitors included:

- Top Peg Timber Frame Construction
- Taimi Soil Projects
- Earth Works Farm
- Edgar Farms
- Funky Fresh Farms
- 4DJ Farms
- Gablehouse Farm & Gardens
- Country Thyme Farm
- Tanglewood Garden: Fine Organic Herbal Soap
- Eiiza Jane Soap Company
- Parkland Nurseries & Garden Centre
- Living Lands Landscape & Design
- Deep Roots Design
- Yarrow Yardening
- Heron's Nest Landscape Design
- TheGreenPantry.ca
- Red Deer River Watershed Alliance​
- City of Red Deer (Parks)
- City of Red Deer (Environmental Services)
- Canadian Association for Rainwater Management - Prairie Chapter​
- The Root Cellar: ecoStore & Apothecary​
- The Green Clinic
- Harmonic Herbs (seeds via Purearth Organics)
- Alberta Food Matters (GFSA Network)
- Little Green Thumbs Program (Kids Corner)
- Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance
- Parkland Airshed Management Zone
- The Red Deer Garden Club (Seed Swap)
- CLUCK Red Deer
- Seeds of Diversity Canada
- EcoLiving Events (Calgary)
- Council of Canadians - Red Deer & Area Chapter
- Red Deer College - Green Campus Initiative
- Red Deer Association for Bicycle Commuting
- Alberta Environment and Parks

Workshops from 2015 included:

Top Bar Beekeeping
Handcrafted Soaps Using Nature's Colours
From Concrete to Country - Heading for the homestead!
The Water Brothers "Carpageddon" (documentary trailer) - World Water Day promo
Those Remarkable Daylilies
Building with Mortice and Tenon
Backyard Composting 101
Renewable Energy: Grid-tie Solar PV systems for residential, commercial and farming applications
Rainwater Harvesting in Alberta
Living with Water Issues - World Water Day promo 
Ask an Herbalist
Perennial Gardening Basics - Growing Asparagus & Rhubarb
Food Forest Gardening
Grocery Hacks: ingenious tips for saving money and the planet
The Fundamentals of Edged Hand Tools
Creating Pollinator Habitat Structures
Urban Chickens 101
Let's Go Wild: Foraging Local Wild Plants for Food, Health, and Beauty!
Healthy Soil, Healthy People - Int'l Year of Soils promo
Repair Cafes and Zero Waste Living
Local Energy - Vitamin Drinks
Low Maintenance Gardening
Seed Saving for Quality Seeds 


About EcoLiving (www.ecolivingevents.ca)

EcoLiving Events has been in operation since 2002 and has a proven track record of success. The organization is run by a volunteer board whose members meet once a month to plan events. All of the events have been volunteer-driven.

EcoLiving brings environmental innovators together to talk about their projects and to learn from each other. This interaction between innovators is very important, as it could lead to new or improved technologies. EcoLiving provides events to teach about ways to reduce our collective ecological footprint, create more sustainable and energy efficient buildings, and share information about local environmental initiatives and services. These events show citizens how to save money while using fewer resources.