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The Green Earth Festival is about living the way nature intended

Guardian Lifestyles Editor

Published: Jun 21, 2013

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At a time when natural resources are being depleted and non-communicable diseases are on the rise, more and more Bahamians are turning back to Mother Nature for the answers. And Seedling's Place and the Green Earth Festival have provided an outlet for nature lovers to learn more and access the things they need to improve their lifestyles.

Health food store New Life Natural Vegetation Cell Food Ltd. and Seedling's Place have teamed up for the 2013 Green Earth Festival — "Living the Way Nature Intended."

The festival will be held on Sunday, June 23, at historic Collins Estate (former Ministry of Education building), Shirley Street and Collins Avenue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Scores of vendors will present a variety of goods and services that cater to people looking for vegetarian and vegan products, organic products, personal care goods, home decor and essentialism and holistic approaches to the natural lifestyle.

"All of us need to rejuvenate and re-birth ourselves from time to time. It's a law of nature," said Rhonda Wright of Seedling's place, who is elated to have the New Life family on board for this year's festival.

"Our quality of life is being negatively impacted as a direct result of our environment, lack of rest, the foods we eat, and the imbalance caused by our inability to manage the stress and pressures of everyday life," she said. "Bahamians will be able to make one stop (at the Green Earth Festival) to find many of the local resources needed to support them in restoring themselves and helping Mother Nature."

The Green Earth Festival promises to be an important attraction to those people who want to make changes in their lifestyle for the first time. Experts with a wealth of information will be accessible to answer people’s questions and make the transition easier.

It has been steadily growing each year and is known regionally for its success in bringing together all of the entities and professionals in the field of natural health and wellness, organic products and local crafts and goods under one umbrella.

It’s most known for it's good food, networking, educating and exposing people to the many health and eco-friendly products and services that exist in the country.

The activities on the day will include live music, jewelry fashion show, cooking demonstrations, mini yoga sessions, art exhibition, healthy food, drinks and sweets, a kid’s zone and speakers.

On Tuesday, June 25, a live food un-cooking class with raw food guest chef Khepra Anu from Washington, D.C. and New Life Vegetation Cell Foods will be held at New Life in the Independence Drive Business Park on East Street south. Entry is $30, $20 for patrons of the Green Earth Festival.



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