Algoma’s annual sustainability event will emerge for its seventh year with a new name and a new focus.
The Sustain Algoma Expo — formerly the Green Expo — will be held Saturday, July 25, form 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Desbarats. The fun family event will feature products and services from food producers, artisans, organizations and local businesses.
The Green Expo ran for six consecutive years at the Desbarats Arena in Johnson Township, but this year the organizing committee decided a new direction was needed for the annual event.
“A new focus was needed that wasn’t strictly focused on the environment,” said co-organizer David Thompson in a news release. “We wanted an expo that would showcase unique initiatives and products that sustain communities from different sectors, including agriculture, forestry, water management, and social enterprise.”
With a change in direction, the Sustain Algoma Expo will feature a diverse variety of exhibitors, kids’ activities, and local food with a focus on sustainable Algoma communities.
“As we build on the great success of previous years, we have evolved to a point where it’s about sustaining a healthy community for future generations,” Tanna Elliott, from Kensington Conservancy, said in the release.
The event is being presented in conjunction with the Kensington Conservancy, the Johnson Farmers’ Market (Desbarats), the Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN), the Central Algoma Freshwater Coalition, Clean North, and the St. Mary’s River Remedial Action Plan.