The ReDirect Guide Green Sprouts Festival is coming to Portland, Oregon soon. I'm going to be there - probably taking...
The ReDirect Guide Green Sprouts Festival is coming to Portland, Oregon soon. I'm going to be there - probably taking tons of notes and photos about new green baby gear. If you live in Oregon or Washington, your family should plan on attending as well.


The Green Sprouts Festival is an eco-friendly, fun and educational one-day event for the whole family that celebrates and promotes the nurturing of life through nature. Topics are all earth-friendly in nature and range from pregnancy to childhood. Some of the topics highlighted will include:
  • Baby Shower Alternatives
  • Natural Childbirth Options
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • To Vaccinate or Not
  • Baby Sling Alternatives
  • Connecting Community & Co-Ops
  • Child Care Alternatives
  • Saving Green while Staying Green
  • Introduction to Education forums
  • Natural Pediatrics Health
  • and more…


A huge list of exhibitors are attending with booths related to amazing gear, services, and educational experiences that cater to eco-friendly families. Some highlights I pulled out from the exhibitor list include:
  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Birthing Services
  • Breastfeeding
  • Doula Services
  • Energy Work & Healing
  • Herbs and herbalists
  • Holistic Practitioners
  • Mercury free dentistry
  • Natural birthing options
  • Spas - Beauty & Day
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Kids Activities
  • Ecotravel Activities & Education
  • Baby Carriers & Slings
  • Baby Clothes
  • Babywearing
  • Bamboo Clothing
  • Children’s Apparel
  • Diapers: Cloth & Alternatives
  • Eco Baby Gear
  • Organic Clothing
  • Recycled Clothing and Products
  • Toys: Handmade, Plastic-Free
  • Grocers - Organic & Natural
  • Organic and Natural Food Delivery
  • Vegan & Vegetarian Goods & Services
  • Alternative Energy
  • Bamboo Home accessories
  • Carbon Offsets
  • Energy Conservation & Green Power
  • Fair trade products
  • Native & Organic Gardening
  • Pesticide Free yard care
  • Solar Products & Services
  • Weatherization
  • Wind Power
  • Alternative Transportation
  • Car pooling
  • Co-ops
  • Daycares
  • Early Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Green Parenting
  • Socially Responsible Investing
There’s also going to be live music and sing alongs, lady bug nature walks, baby sling fashion show, children’s clothing, book & toy swap, arts & crafts, and more. VERY cool!


Green Sprouts is a zero-waste event. Recycling and composting receptacles will be available as well as a diaper changing area. Green Sprouts is asking folks to limit bringing disposable items and that you practice a pack-in/pack-out approach for any items that can’t be recycled or composted. They also encourage public transportation for getting to the event. Dates & Time: Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 10 AM to 5 PM Where: Peninsula Park, Portland, OR Admission: $3.00 suggested donation that will benefit Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative If you live in the Pacific Northwest I'll see you there!

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