2014-04-08 18:32:30 - The free weekend Eco Xpo will feature more than 50 vendors, demonstration gardens, expert speakers and much more.
The first "Eco Xpo" Sustainable Living Show is May 17-18 at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano.
Hosted by Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens, the weekend Eco Xpo is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 31790 Paseo Adelanto in the Historic District of San Juan Capistrano.
Eco Xpo will educate and encourage people to have beautiful, bountiful and beneficial gardens while conserving and reducing resources through innovative landscape design, low-water plants and solar and LED lighting.
The event is free to the public and will feature demonstration gardens, activities for children, local produce, edible landscapes, habitat gardens, environmental products and resources and much more. Nurseries and about 50 vendors from all over will converge at Los Rios Park for a fun-filled
weekend. Expert speakers will be on hand to share their wisdom including award-winning landscape architect, author and Fine Gardening columnist Billy Goodnick and Kathryn Agresto, a culinary gardener who specializes in chef's gardens.
Goodnick of Santa Barbara will demonstrate the fundamentals for creating a beautiful, useful and sustainable garden using plants from local nurseries. Tustin-based Agresto, owner of Native Soil Gardens, designs edible gardens for restaurants, corporations and residences.
People traveling to San Juan Capistrano can pick up a $10 Metrolink Weekend Day Pass at any Metrolink station kiosk. The pass is good Saturday or Sunday wherever Metrolink travels.
Proceeds from Eco Xpo will benefit the beautification and butterfly habitat of the city's Los Rios Park.
Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens has cared for the California native plants at Los Rios Park since the city built the 6.5-acre park in 2009. The nonprofit organization is committed to providing horticultural education, emotional and physical rehabilitation and practical life skills to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, while promoting environmental sustainability and saving community resources.
For more information, visit goinnative.net
or call 949-606-6386.