Earth & Spirit Garden Gallery is gearing up for their 4th Annual Earth Day Festival to be held on Sunday, April 21 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
"There is no better place to celebrate this day than at Earth & Spirit," said Sally Braund, jewelry artist, native landscaper, and resident of Pine Island.
The festival will continue with many of the traditions held in the past including a children's activity table, community project, artist demonstrations and exhibits, great food, local mango smoothies, exhibits from local nonprofit organizations, live music, and educational speakers. The event will once again include a silent auction to benefit the Calusa Land Trust.
Cindy Bear, Coordina-tor of programs and services at Randell Research Center and former environmental educator will be this year's keynote speaker. Her topic will be "Empowering Compassion: Steps to Take Today in Support of the Earth."
The creator of South-west Florida Naturally, Lynda Mastronardo, will be on hand to distribute directories of businesses and organizations in our area devoted to sustainability and care of the earth.
Dick Workman, native plant expert, will lead a palm weaving activity, Deb Z will lead a yoga inspired activity and Claude Memoli will entertain will acoustic guitar. Visit Earth & Spirit's website for a full schedule of events at www.earthandspiritgardengallery.com.
"It is our honor to host this event every year as it is a big part of our vision at Earth & Spirit Garden Gallery," said Diane Lampitt, owner and steward of the gallery and grounds. "Our commitment to honoring the dignity of people and our environment is realized in our promotion of only fair trade, local, and handmade products as well as being the only gallery with a Green America seal of approval in the state of Florida!"
Earth & Spirit Garden Gallery is located at 5425 Maria Drive, St. James City, FL.