The Growing Green Festival will feature a diverse and exciting variety of exhibitors on September 17th at the South Shore Exhibition grounds! Exhibitors will be set up from 1:00pm to 7:00pm. Learn all about sustainability from knowledagble community members and businesses!
Sustainability educators are people and organizations that promote non-profit projects, services, memberships, ideas, and information to community members that relate in some way to improving sustainability in people's lives. You may be:
Food, product, and service vendors are businesses and individuals that sell "sustainable" food, products & services to festival visitors during the day of the street fair. Regardless of the type of product or service, vendors are requested to only sell or promote products which are in line with our "Sustainability Guidelines".
Applications will be evaluated both on a first-come-first served basis, as well as on the type and quality of product or service offered. While we will strive to be as inclusive as possible, the Festival is an educational event that promotes sustainability, and the Festival organizers reserve the right to accept or reject any vendor on the grounds of the products or services they plan to sell. There is no "table fee" ($0) for taking part in the Festival as a Food, Product or Service Vendor, or as a Sustainability Educator.
Our vendor/exhibitor spots are still open for this year!
If you are interested in becoming a vendor,
2016 Vendors and Exhibitors
Armstrong Textiles designs and produces fashions and interior furnishings that are sold in apparel boutiques, art museum shops, craft galleries, and interior design stores. The fashions, which lean toward a European design sensibility, include accessories such as scarves and wraps as well as tops, tunics, skirts, and jackets, made in collaboration with Nova Scotian fashion designers.
|Bear Cove Resources||Bear Cove Resources manufactures Storm-cast composted seaweed. Storm-cast is seaweed washed ashore by storms, gathered, composted and bagged locally in Queens county for use as an all-purpose fertilizer & soil amendment, especially for those gardeners who prefer to garden with the tides of tradition. We will have bags of our original and pasteurized product for sale.|
|Cape LaHave Adventures||Cape LaHave Adventures is an eco-tour company specializing in sea-kayaking and other active outdoor experiences of the North Atlantic. Paddle with us in the renowned LaHave Islands Archipelago on Nova Scotia’s South Shore and experience pristine beaches, coastal wildlife, and signature maritime fishing settlements. Or join us for a kayaking expedition, a rejuvenating yoga session, or for any of our special programmes and tours offered in a variety of superb locations across Atlantic Canada. Everyone is welcome, no experience is needed!|
|Council of Canadians South Shore Chapter||The Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizen advocacy organization. Nova Scotia’s South Shore Chapter promotes education, discussion and action on significant issues affecting our lives.|
|Group Region 6 Solid Waste Management||We promote proper composting and recycling, and teach people how to reduce, reuse, recycle.|
|Keeping it Real Natural Living||Anastasia is a Registered Holistic Nutritional Consultant and Yoga Teacher based on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. She is the director of the Holistic Culinary Arts Program in Mahone Bay in addition to providing nutritional and health counselling to clients worldwide.|
|LaHave River Credit Union||LaHave River Credit Union is a member owned, locally controlled financial institution committed to providing superior financial and social leadership to its membership and their community. The Eco-Green Loans provide valuable financing to purchase sustainable products for your home.|
|Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers Association & Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia||The Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers Association is an association of growers and producers in Lunenburg County – formally recognized as the Balsam Fir Christmas Tree Capital of the World. The land owners work in harmony with nature to produce an all natural, hand crafted product that has become world renowned and trees and wreaths from Lunenburg are shipped to many parts of the world.|
|Lunenburg and Queens Baby-Friendly Initiative Committee||Breastfeeding is a sustainable way of nourishing and nurturing our babies. We are a community based committee providing leadership for the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding within Lunenburg and Queens Counties. Our projects include: 1) The South Shore Collaborative Breastfeeding Network: This is a referral process in Lunenburg and Queens Counties for health care providers, mothers and community partners in regards to breastfeeding challenges. Mothers are seen prenatally, or after their babies arrive, by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant or other Network partner to help resolve any breastfeeding challenges or concerns. 2) Make Breastfeeding Your Business: We currently have 108 community partners, including local businesses, organizations and governments. They provide supportive environments for their breastfeeding patrons and employees. Look for a blue and white decal saying: “Baby-Friendly Area - Breastfeeding Welcome.” 3) Community Pump Loan Project: We have three hospital grade electric pumps available for short-term use to assist mothers facing challenges transition to full breastfeeding. Priority is given to mothers with milk supply issues, babies who are not latching and/or sore nipples. 4) Community Pharmacy Project: Resources and information on compatibility of medications when breastfeeding has been provided to all community pharmacies within Lunenburg and Queens Counties.|
|Municipality of the District of Lunenburg||A local government promoting the Clean Energy Upgrade Program, Active Transportation (municipal support for programs & infrastructure encouraging AT principles.), Clean Water (continuous improvements to existing municipal treatment systems), and Climate Change Adaptation (data mapping and planning activities)|
|Share the Road Nova Scotia||Share the Road Nova Scotia is a community based Share the Road awareness campaign for Nova Scotia. The goal of the campaign is to promote positive behavioural change and sfaer sharing of the road for all road users in Nova Scotia- pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists.|
|The Nodding Group||Solar heating, heat pumps and pink solution, a green cleaning product line.|
|Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture & Lunenburg Queens Federation of Agriculture||The mandate of the Department of Agriculture is to support the development of competitive, sustainable and profitable agriculture and agri-business industries that contribute to the economic, environmental and social prosperity of Nova Scotia.|
|Nova Scotia Trails Federation||NSTrails is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of trail users.|
|Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic||If you've never been to the sea, the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is the place to start your ocean experience. If you have been to sea, this is definitely the place to reacquaint yourself. The museum commemorates the fishing heritage of the Atlantic coast of Canada and has recently been named as one of the top 1000 best places to see in the US and Canada before you die. Housed in brightly painted red buildings, with floating vessels at wharfside, the Museum offers a host of attractions, a maritime gift shop and restaurant.|
|Watch for Wildlife NS||Watch for Wildlife NS is a new program of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation with the objective to prevent wildlife vehicle collisions on our roads. We are also working to raise awareness of what to do and who to contact in the event of a collision with wildlife.|