Second Annual Eco Fest comes to Fort Wayne

The earth sustainability event included vendors, workshops, and COVID-19 protocols.

Posted: Aug 9, 2020 5:52 PM
Updated: Aug 10, 2020 9:32 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Addie Farris said she became more aware of the contents in her everyday products after she had her first child. 

“Having a child really changes your perspective...so you kind of shift your vision and see all these things that need change," Farris explained.

Second annual Eco Fest held in Fort Wayne

Farris, the founder of Eco Fest, brought the second annual event to Headwaters Park on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A festival to promote earth sustainability and eco-friendly practices, Farris finally received the green light for the event after a nearly three-month delay because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Recycling in my own home or composting or trying to cut back waste or eat organic foods...these were all great for me. But I thought, how can we get the community involved,” said Farris.

The festival included vendors, workshops, and even COVID-19 protocols related to sustainability. 

Farris originally worked with an organization called Toledo-Lucas County Sustainability Commission for the first Eco Fest held in Toledo, Ohio before returning to her home in Fort Wayne in 2019. 

For more information on Eco Fest, click here

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