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Grey to Green fest promotes green technology and jobs



Published: Sat, September 12, 2009 @ 9:05 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — For several hours, Wick Park on the city’s North Side was perhaps one of the greenest places in the city — the natural flora and fauna notwithstanding.

That’s because it was the site of today’s Greyto Green festival.

A portion of the park resembled a tent city of sorts, as many of the estimated 60 vendors and exhibitors set up shop to sell environmentally friendly merchandise and wares.

The free event also featured plenty of entertainment as well as speakers and panelists whose topics included wind power, strategic farming techniques, obesity and physical activity, and soil development.

One of the festival’s main purposes was to promote green technology and jobs with environmentally friendly applications, while highlighting the revitalization of Wick Park, explained Elsa Higby, executive director and founder of Grow Youngstown.

One of that organization’s goals is to advance local, sustainable food systems, she added.

For the complete story, see Sunday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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