Natural Living Expo to Host EcoParty March 27 in Des Moines

March 18, 2010 by  
Filed under 2010, Blog, Eco-Friendly, Events, Fair Trade, Fashion, Food & Drink, Front Page, Iowa, Slideshow

Are you thinking about attending the Natural Living Expo at the Polk County Convention Center on March 27 and 28? If you’re going to be in the Des Moines (Iowa) area that weekend, here’s another reason to include the Expo in your plans: the EcoParty!

After the Expo closes for the day on Saturday (March 27) at 6 p.m., it’s time for the adults to kick back and have some fun. Iowa’s own natural living celebrity, Michele Beschen, will be your host for a food and fashion celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Beschen, who is the host of Iowa Public Television’s show, will emcee the EcoParty fashion show.

Eco Fashion for Men and Women

Angela Clark, Natural Living Expo organizer. Photo: Courtesy Angela Clark

“This isn’t your typical fashion show,” says event organizer, Angela Clark. “We will be highlighting the green practices of each of the participating stores.” She adds, “Clothing made of natural fibers, companies with recycling programs, vintage clothing, fair trade, original designs featuring re-purposed clothing and local designers are in our dazzling lineup of eco-fashion!”

Visitors can expect clothing for both men and women in “casual, business, formal, and play attire.” Clark goes on to say, “And beyond featuring earth-friendly apparel and accessories, we are celebrating the Natural Living attributes of our models.

“We selected regular folks from our community who work at non-profits, live on farms, raise worms, raise chickens, do urban gardening, organize events for charitable causes, or lead the green movement in their daily grind, and generally live the good, natural life.”

Munch and Sip

The EcoParty follows the Natural Living Expo on Saturday, March 27. Photo: Courtesy Natural Living Expo

The Natural Living Expo itself is free. For the small price of $10 in advance or $15 at the door, you’ll be able to sample a variety of delicious natural and organic foods and beverages as you enjoy the fashion show.

As Clark says, “Local chefs will provide samples of fantastic food prepared with an emphasis on local and organic ingredients. All palates will be catered to including vegan, vegetarian and raw menu items. Locally owned tea and coffee houses, wineries and breweries will provide samples to complement the food menu.”

Watch for tasty offerings from these vendors (and many more):

  • Ebersole Cattle Company (beef)
  • Wallace Farms (wild Alaskan fish)
  • New Belgium Brewing Company (Fat Tire beer)
  • Mill Stream Brewing Company (beer)

Purchase tickets in advance at the Natural Living Expo website or at Midwestix.

Meet Us at the Expo

Please come early on Saturday to meet Joe and me. Joe will be volunteering Saturday from 2 to 6 at the Iowa Rivers Revival booth. I’ll be floating around, collecting “My 5” responses from vendors and guests. Get your photo taken and tell us what’s important to you. We’ll publish responses in a future post on Blue Planet Green Living.

And you can bet we’ll be there for the EcoParty, too! Will you?

Julia Wasson

Blue Planet Green Living (Home Page)

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