Earth Day Festival In San Jose

This is the 45th year of celebrating this special day. Not that it appears to have helped save the Earth.
BY: CATHY WATKINS

Earth Day is Celebrated all around the world, Bunky, not just in your world, but here’s the scoop on Earth Day in your world.

This year the San Jose Organic Market, now in its 13th year, will honor Earth Day on Saturday, April 23, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The objective of the festival is to raise consciousness about the environment and conserving our natural resources, as well as to make Los Cabos known for its organic produce.  Many groups will come together on this, from governmental agencies to educational institutions, to raise awareness.  There will be food, artists, vendors, live music by several bands, and workshops.

Workshops meant to improve our quality of life will be 15 to 20 minutes long.  IMPLAN will conduct a workshop on sustainable architecture and living peacefully with aquaponics. Implan is our city zoning plan, aquaponics is any system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising sea critters like snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (raising plants in water).

 The director of gastronomy and the students of our local university who are the chefs of tomorrow will offer presentations on composting, and growing/cooking with organic produce.  Oomsapas, the water department will present strategies to conserve water. 

The Montessori school will explain how to grow seeds and create container gardens at home.  This school actively engages its young students to be vigilant about the environment and to pass that information on the parents.  Students here bring food waste from home for the compost pile and never use throw aways for parties.  Yo Reciclo (I Recycle)  will teach people how to separate their trash for recycling.  The Public Service Department will talk about its recycling and safe drinking water. 

As we all know, the Los Cabos area is in a time of rapid growth and development which impacts our surrounding environment and natural resources; therefore, it’s critical to raise awareness.  Axel Gutierrez manager of the organic market believes we need to form a conscious and united community to conserve our planet and set an example for the rest of Mexico.  Don’t miss out on this exciting day of fun-filled and educational activities. ,