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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


1gypsygirl720(186 comments)posted 6 years, 10 months ago

We support thiz event. Very "Woodstock, NY"...
way back "in the daze". 40 Forty years ago thiz past August, on MAX's farm, The Event happened.

["Z", is used on purpose].

Grow Youngstown. Thank you, Elsa Higby.

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2GreenHomesOhio(11 comments)posted 6 years, 10 months ago

This was a fantastic event, by my estimate there were over 700 people in attendance throughout the day. Lots of networking, fun for kids, people of all persuasions laughing and hanging out together enjoying the music, art and discussions, and display booths.

This is what Youngstown should be about! and this is why I moved here!

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