Annual Earth Day Festival

In partnership with the City of Fayetteville, at the Fayette Environmental Education Center

Saturday, April 22, 2023
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fayette Environmental Education Center
305 Beauregard Blvd.
Fayetteville, GA 30214

Parking will be available at the Fayette County Public Library parking lot and at Walton Communities.

Celebrate environmental awareness and sustainability with the Southern Conservation Trust at our Fayette Environmental Education Center on April 22, 2023, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Enjoy earth-friendly activities, educational programs, free pollinator seed packets, unique vendors, fantastic music, and even better food! 

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor at the Fayette County Edward Jones Financial Advisor locations for making this year’s festival possible!

Vendor Information: Festival goers will enjoy a showcase of environmentally friendly businesses and organizations sharing information and resources with the community. Attendees will browse and shop from our local, hand-made green goods and crafts. 

Mia’s Handspun Cotton Candy  | Alo Farms | Yellowband Coffee Roasters | Catfish Hauler Food Truck | Georgia Audubon  | Freebird Farms | Country Garden Farms  | NailedIt! DIY Fayetteville  | Eddie Platt Art  | Hunny Girl Honey Co.


12:00 PM | Pollinators: Join Kim Toal and explore how pollinators are essential to our ecosystem and impact the lives of all living organisms. Come learn about some native plant options to consider that will enhance pollinator and beneficial insect populations in your landscape.

12:30 PM | The Intersection of Nature and Modern Technology: Join  Alo Farms  as they share their journey of building community through their fresh and nutrient dense produce and the impacts it has made on our community. 

1:00 PM | Biological Indicator Species: Join FEEC’s Education Programs Manager, Charlee Glenn, to learn more about Biological Indicator Species and how amphibians can tell us a lot about the health of aquatic ecosystems! Meet a live salamander at the end of the presentation. Space is limited!

2:00 PM | Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt: Enjoy this program, hosted by Mike Cunningham, owner of Country Garden Family Farms in Newnan! Mike has over 40 years of experience and is an Organic Farmer and Horticulturist. 

2:30 PM | Shell-ebrity: Learn about the creature underneath the shell. The Southern Conservation Trust’s Animal Care and Volunteer Coordinator, Natasha Redondo, explains our Eastern Box Turtles’ ins and outs! This fun program will feature information about our reptile friends’ names, favorite treats, their fascinating history, and how they came to our Fayette Environmental Education Center!

3:00 PM | Egg-stra! Egg-stra! Learn All About It!: Join Holly Longino from Freebird Farm in Fayetteville and learn all about the miracle of eggs! Compare different types of eggs, learn the ins and outs of hatching, and hear some unique hatching stories. Bring your questions and join the fun!

3:30 PM | What’s All the Buzz About Bees?: Join  Hunny Girl Honey Co. to learn fun and interesting facts about Honey Bees and the honey they make! Bring honey bees to your home using the provided information on Native Pollinator Plants for your home and garden. If the program buzzes your interest, you can learn how to get involved with the Georgia Beekeepers Association, purchase a Save the Honeybee License Plate, and where the local Beekeepers Club Meetings can be found.


Zero-Waste Project: Festivalgoers and vendors will go green when they dispose of their waste at the Zero-Waste stations. Each station will have areas to sort, recycle, reuse, compost, and in good condition clothing items. Recycled clothing will be donated to our outstanding partner Clothes Less Traveled that gives back nearly 8 million dollars to non-profits in the community. “It’s easy being green” with the Zero-Waste project for a trash-free festival. 

H2O 2 Go: BYOB – Bring Your Own Bottle for water refills! Don’t forget to bring your refillable water bottle! The SCT H2O 2 Go Hydration Station will offer fresh drinking water to event attendees on-site.

Family Fun Zone: Kids will have a blast engaging with the natural world with hands-on activities, a bounce house, a playground, crafts, and more!


Our valued current members and individuals who become members at the Earth Day Festival will receive a complimentary TCBY frozen treat for everyone on the membership! As friends of the nature center, members will also have the exclusive opportunity to name one of our three new animal ambassador snakes! 

Submitted names will be drawn the following week on Facebook Live! Follow our Fayette Environmental Education Center Facebook page for updates!


Enter for your chance to win a Lomi Countertop Composter !

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Questions about the event?

Event Details & Vendors: Josie Saunders
Sponsors: Tori Betsill
Marketing & Press: Ashley Reeves
Volunteering: Natasha Redondo