Going Green: The Wyland Fair comes to Boca Raton
By: Diane Feen
There are plenty of people trying to save the planet and all its inhabitants, but it seems that artist Wyland is the impetus for some real green living.
That might be the reason he lends his name – and support – to events like the one at Mizner Park that heralds everything green. Called The Wyland Living Green Fair, the recent two-day event was a smorgasbord of everything to save the planet and yourself.
Acclaimed marine artist Wyland painted a 50-foot azure blue seafaring mural with the help of local students. There was a water maze, mobile learning center, sustainable kitchen, education tent for children, farmers market, sustainable beer and wine garden (with tastings) and a myriad of vendors with everything from live bees to skinny margaritas.
The day was filled with feel good goodies like granola made locally from Upfront, luscious baked goods from My Sweet Dolce, Potions in Motion from Jessica Deutsch, electric candles (that looked like real wax ones) from Décor Solutions and Sprouts from Sharon Quercioli.
Health care educator and nutritional chef Dina Lauro had all the answers to healthy eating in a raw vegan way (this is supposed to be a great way to heal and keep sane) and the Sanctuary Plastic Surgery Medical Aesthetic Center was in attendance to help people match their outer and inner beauty.
Author and motivational coach Angela Lutin was there with words of encouragement to help others live their best life. She was one part Oprah and one part Dr. Oz with ideals and ideas to motivate even the most rustic of green newbies. Her book “Play Big” is really a great primer for life in the slower but more meaningful way. Lutin has learned some vital lessons for moving forward and not looking back. And guess what? She is terrific and so is her book.
For other couch potatoes who need a little green push, there was another terrific coach-healer at the fair – Becca Tebon. She gives classes on and off the beach and has a 90-day proven way to lose weight, bring back memory and transform your lifestyle. Tebon does mind mapping, vision boarding, nutrition counseling and helps others find their greener consciousness.
Other noteworthy guests were Musical Cares, a non-profit organization that collects, donates and provides musical instruments to schools. If you have anything musical to donate contact Bronsen Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another highlight of the fair was spending time with the greenest thumb in the land, Farmer Jay. Jay gave live demonstrations to children on how to grow vegetables, and communicate with our most natural of assets. Farmer Jay owns Farmer Jay Pure Organics in Boca and supplies soil and fresh produce without pesticides or synthetic chemicals.
The 2011 Wyland Living Green Fair was a terrific community experience that brought everyone together for a better world, better health and an even better awareness of the environment. It was a day of family and fun with common sense ways to protect our most precious commodity – Mother Earth.