Here are my two cents on improving the festival:
* Get a sponsor like Target to donate reusable bags for attendees and to explain those awesome new color coded recycling containers they have in their stores. This would be a great teaching moment for kids on recycling things besides paper, aluminum, and glass.
* Get more vendors marketing eco-friendly household products like programmable thermostats, food grade stainless steel water bottles, linens made from sustainable materials (i.e. bamboo), rain water barrels, tankless water heaters, etc.
* Have demonstrations on repurposing common items, composting, container gardening, etc.
Again, I'd love to see this become a super event for Memphis and get my fellow residents moving to a more sustainable lifestyle. Thumbs up for the effort Memphis.
While it wasn't completely what I hoped for, we did leave with a few spoils-- Muscadine Jelly, (local) creamed cinnamon honey, and some beautiful tomatoes.