It’s about time we start this season right — venturing outdoors again under blue skies. When the dismal gray of winter finally lifts, so do our moods! It’s time to start working a little bit of green back into our lives, don’t you think? (Spoiler alert: Read to the end!)

I’m looking forward to getting outside after such a long winter (you have no idea!). A great opportunity to do so is Central Ohio’s own eco-conscious community event — Green on the Green. This is an annual event held each May on the Historic Village Green of Downtown Worthington alongside the popular Worthington Farmer’s Market. So, mark your calendars. It’s right around the corner.

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Let me tell you a little about this event. Green on the Green began as the brainchild of friends Karen Ferris and Kate Midnight, both of Worthington. The first event was held 8 years ago in 2010 and arose out of a desire to bring eco-conscious businesses and organizations together in Central Ohio. Karen and Kate felt strongly that these companies and organizations could partner to bring area adults and families an awareness of healthier, less environmentally impactful ways of living.

So much has happened since 2010! As the community response grew over the years, so did Green on the Green. This family-friendly event features a wide variety of activities for kids of all ages, including interactive live music, drawings for free products and services, food sampling, demonstrations, games, educational activities, and a petting booth with small animals, to name just a few. This year, Green on the Green will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

I had the pleasure of sitting down over coffee with Karen Ferris in February. She is particularly excited about the lineup of exhibitors, many who return every year, that are locked in for this year’s event. For 2018, here are some of the exhibitors you can expect to see:

• Animal Rescue Organizations
• Educational Organizations
• Fitness/ Outdoor Pursuit
• Food Companies
• Handmade/ Locally Made
• Holistic/ Natural
• Local Groups
• Recycled/Upcycled Products
• Native Plants
• Organic/ Chemical-Free Products
• Recycling/ Composting
• Renewable Energy Companies


We invite you to visit us at the first Green Haven Living Pop-Up Shop. Whether you are an eco-conscious connoisseur or someone who just wants to have something new and fun to do with the family, come on out and enjoy the day! We are featuring product lines from 12 highly eco-dedicated brands. Our products cover a lot of ground from carefully selected bath and body and candle lines to home décor, jewelry, and garden! We are going to have so much fun introducing this to you!

For more information about the event, visit this website to learn more, as well as practical tips for living an “eco-friendlier” lifestyle.

Wait — you didn’t know Central Ohio was home to so many great eco-friendly organizations?! If you want to see just how green we are, take a look at the myriad companies and organizations who embrace the commitment to sustainability at The Big Green Guide.

Happy Spring!

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