Leap for Green — The Food Edition: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Get ready to have a great time at Mercer Island’s special Earth Day Celebration. Leap for Green, an event for kids of all ages, will be rockin’ the Mercer Island Community and Event Center (MICEC) this Saturday, April 21st, from 10 am to 2 pm. It’s BYOB– Bring Your Own Water Bottle =) There will also be a non-perishable food donation box at Leap for Green; all food collected will be donated to Mercer Island Food Pantry.

In fact, this year’s theme is food– not only is it a basic need, but how it’s produced can help, or harm, the land it’s produced on. Come on by MICEC to learn how to plant a shoebox garden or have a cooking lesson with Chef Tom. Cooping 101 will be taught from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Learn more about keeping bees, goats and bunnies.

Here’s a list of the folks who will present at Leap for Green 2012:

Blue Sky Cleaners
Boistfort Valley Farm
Cedar Grove Composting
Cedar River Watershed
Crown S. Ranch
Edible plants with Rita Moore
Elementary School Science
First Lego League
Food Dehydrating with Elizabeth Hardisty
Heifer International
Island Books
Lettuce Link, Solid Ground
Master Gardeners & Plant Amnesty
MI Farmer’s Market
MI Food Revolution
Music with Patrick & Friends
New Roots Organics
Oxbow Farms
PCC Farmland Trust
Puget Sound Energy
Republic Services/Allied Waste
“Salmon Boy” by Peter Donaldson
Seattle Beeworks
Seattle Farms Cooperative
Seattle Urban-Farming
Seattle Youth Garden Works, Seattle Tilth
West Side Goat Girl

And bring your appetite! The following fresh food vendors will be on site:

Buns (gourmet natural burgers)
Patty Pan Grill (veggie quesadillas)
Veraci Pizza
Got Soup
Chaco Canyon Cafe
Parfait organic ice-cream