Southern Colorado Sustainability & Outdoor Living Expo Details!
TWO SHOWS IN ONE!
With the Sustainability and Outdoor Living Expo in Hall B, you can also enjoy the Colorado Springs Fall Home Show in Hall A!
The show boasts hundreds of new and innovative products for remodeling and updating the inside and outside of your home. Vendors will showcase the hottest new trends in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, organization ideas, fireplace updates, sun room additions, and color and texture ideas for floors and walls. Shop for savings on exterior home upgrades, including windows, doors, siding, decks, roofing, guttering, garage additions and more!
The Representative will be talking about Agritourism. Agritourism involves activities such as participating in planting and harvesting of crops, practices of animal husbandry, and participation in rodeo and livestock activities. There is a growing interest in agritourism activities, but with the economic struggles in rural Colorado, civil liability can be a deterrent to the industry. Any agriculturally based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch and activities that are operated by farmers and ranchers or activities that celebrate farm or ranch heritage and history, that may or may not take place on the farm or ranch.
Localvore Colorado CoOp Store
The Colorado Localvore CoOp aims to market locally produced products and encourage healthy choices. They will be on hand to demonstrate a variety of products related to poultry, canning, freezing, dehydrating, bee keeping, fermentation, goats, gardening, chicks and many others!
Chat with The Mushroom King Tom Weipert!
Get hunting tips, recipes, and more!
This mushroom is a Lion’s Mane or Hericium. It has many antibiotic properties and loads of other goodies for our immune systems. Come by the booth and we will tell you all about it.
Consuming wild mushrooms can be a hazardous endeavor and in some cases even fatal! Before eating any mushroom collected from the wild it is absolutely critical that it is identified with certainty. An old mushroom hunters’ axiom states “When in doubt, throw it out”, such an embrace of skepticism can save your life.
As his nickname suggests, Tom knows a lot more about mushrooms than the average hunter. His father started bringing him along on mushroom hunts when he was just 3 years old. Through the years he learned about the unique relationship of mushrooms to trees, the best weather conditions and places to find them. Soon he became so skilled at finding mushrooms that when his friends in high school would have their annual hunt, he always came back with the most. Last year he traveled 54,000 miles hunting for mushrooms all around the country.
Saturday only. Animals on site to purchase include: Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Chickens, Ducks, and Geese.
Pumpkin Hollow Farm’s Katie Sanders, writer of five books and author of the popular blog, FarmgirlSchool.org, will be one of the key speakers at the Southern Colorado Sustainability Fair all weekend! Pumpkin Hollow Farm and White Wolf Medicine will have a booth. Katie will be speaking multiple times over the weekend on topics ranging from high altitude farming, urban homesteading, sustainability, and herbal medicine!
Di Tomaso Farms will be giving away 100 pumpkins each day to the first 100 people through the door!
They will also be roasting Certified Pueblo Chilies at the show, come and get some!
Colorado Springs Event Center
3960 Palmer Park Boulevard at Academy with Free Parking!
Show dates, times, and ticket prices are as follows:
October 6-7, 2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018 – 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 – 11 am to 4 pm
Adults $6.00, Youth 16 & under free!
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