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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
12:30 PM - 7:00 PM

OSU Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair



Ohio State University's second annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 22 - Earth Day - at the university's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Hours are 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free.

Exhibits, demonstrations, student contests and food vendors will focus on a theme of "Green is For Life."



Among the topics: renewable energy, such as wind, solar and biomass; alternative transportation, including hybrid, electric and biofuel vehicles; state-of-the-art recycling and composting methods; energy-efficient home design; and sustainable farming, gardening and eating.



There will an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. and an awards ceremony from 5-6 p.m.



Last year's successful inaugural event drew 1,700 people. Among other things, they made their own rain barrels; saw, sat in and test-drove electric cars; attended a special seminar on how to grow a lot of food - enough for a family or even to sell - in a fairly small space; and learned more about such Earth-friendly topics as rain gardens, composting, yardscaping, organic farming, birds of prey and other kinds of wildlife, and the benefits of trees to one's yard, neighbors and community. In all there were 105 exhibits.



To find out more about this year's program, call (330) 263-3700 or go to  http://www.wcsen.org/wcsggf/index.html.



OARDC is about 30 miles west of Akron, 60 miles south of Cleveland and 100 miles north of Columbus. Get a map and directions at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/howget.asp.



Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, OARDC, the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI), the Ohio State University Extension Center at Wooster, and the Wayne County Sustainable Energy Network are the fair's coordinating sponsors.



Financial sponsors are still welcome. Learn more at http://www.wcsen.org/wcsggf/#Sponsors, or contact Allen Zimmerman, (330) 202-1263, zimmerman.7@osu.edu.



The Wooster Daily Record, the Romich Foundation, OARDC, the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI), the Ohio State University Extension Center at Wooster, EarthWatch Ohio, Frito-Lay, Ohio State's Arden Shisler Center for Education and Economic Development, WKSU public radio, CBS Supply, Wayne Savings Community Bank (Wooster), and The Commercial & Savings Bank (Millersburg) are already on board as financial sponsors.



 

Ohio State University's second annual Wooster Campus Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 22 - Earth Day - at the university's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Hours are 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free. Exhibits, demonstrations, student contests and food vendors will focus on a theme of "Green is For Life." Among the topics: renewable energy, such as wind, solar and biomass; alternative transportation, including hybrid, electric and biofuel vehicles; state-of-the-art recycling and composting methods; energy-efficient home design; and sustainable farming, gardening and eating. There will an opening ceremony at 11 a.m. and an awards ceremony from 5-6 p.m. Last year's successful inaugural event drew 1,700 people. Among other things, they made their own rain barrels; saw, sat in and test-drove electric cars; attended a special seminar on how to grow a lot of food - enough for a family or even to sell - in a fairly small space; and learned more about such Earth-friendly topics as rain gardens, composting, yardscaping, organic farming, birds of prey and other kinds of wildlife, and the benefits of trees to one's yard, neighbors and community. In all there were 105 exhibits. To find out more about this year's program, call (330) 263-3700 or go to  http://www.wcsen.org/wcsggf/index.html. OARDC is about 30 miles west of Akron, 60 miles south of Cleveland and 100 miles north of Columbus. Get a map and directions at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/howget.asp. Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, OARDC, the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI), the Ohio State University Extension Center at Wooster, and the Wayne County Sustainable Energy Network are the fair's coordinating sponsors. Financial sponsors are still welcome. Learn more at http://www.wcsen.org/wcsggf/#Sponsors, or contact Allen Zimmerman, (330) 202-1263, zimmerman.7@osu.edu. The Wooster Daily Record, the Romich Foundation, OARDC, the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (Ohio State ATI), the Ohio State University Extension Center at Wooster, EarthWatch Ohio, Frito-Lay, Ohio State's Arden Shisler Center for Education and Economic Development, WKSU public radio, CBS Supply, Wayne Savings Community Bank (Wooster), and The Commercial & Savings Bank (Millersburg) are already on board as financial sponsors.  

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