Z’GreenFest returns for 13th year

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On April 28, Z’GreenFest will return for its 13th year. Sponsored for the second year by Boone County Voices for Change, the event is from 2 to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Zionsville Christian Church, 120 N. 9th St.

“(It) is a festival that’s initiative is to increase environmental awareness, increase understanding of sustainable lifestyles and increase appreciation of natural waterways,” co-chair Jill Pack said.

Pack said anywhere from 20 to 30 vendors will offer information about plants, organic fertilizer, how to control the impact on waterways and more. Participating organizations include the Hoosier Environmental Council, Boone County Natural Gardeners and the Indiana Wildlife Federation.

The event recognizes Arbor Day and Earth Day. It is free and open to the public.

“We also have activities for children. There’s educational information that’s available. We have some live animal demonstrations,” Pack said. “It’s just a nice, outdoor way to learn some more about our environment.”

Last year, more than 500 people attended. Pack said attendance is largely based on weather, and in the case of inclement weather, the event will be conducted inside the church. Because the event is near the Rail Trail, Pack said people on the trail sometimes stop by.

Also, this is the first year Z’GreenFest has partnered with Drive Elective, which is a national listing of electric vehicle events. The Hoosier Electric Vehicle Association will have electric vehicles on display.

For more, visit Z’GreenFest on Facebook.

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