Saturday afternoon I visited EarthWorks Expo at the Denver Merchandise Mart on 58th and I-25, expecting an event much like the Denver Green Festival. And they were quite similar, though EarthWorks Expo was smaller and in an older venue.

The talks at EarthWorks Expo were much better, however. I enjoyed learning how to garden in the winter using a cold frame (and plan to try it out again this fall, if I can manage to plant everything in the next 2 weeks), but the best speaker was Albert Bates, whom you might call an optimist-environmentalist. Yes, they do exist. His vision of the future: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

But just in case things don’t work out the way Bates wants, at least you can go out in an eco-friendly way.

Earthworks Expo Denver Ecoffins Aug 2009


Today I turned 47 years old at 12:47 am (the witching hour). At my request, Todd got me a cake reading “Happy 45th Birthday,” because that was the last birthday I greeted with enthusiasm.

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  1. BernardL August 24, 2009 at 9:43 am - Reply

    47? No worries, you’re just a teenager. 🙂 Happy Birthday

  2. Catherine August 24, 2009 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday!!
    .-= Catherine´s last blog ..Casa Bonita =-.

  3. Beth August 24, 2009 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Yeah, Bernard, that’s just exactly how I feel. 🙂
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..Denver Summer Festivals: EarthWorks Expo =-.

  4. Mary August 24, 2009 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Happy birthday! It’s funny that 45 was good and 47 seems not so good. Everyone seems to have their personal milestones that mark “getting older.”
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Where there’s cooking, there must be eating =-.

  5. Beth August 24, 2009 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Yeah, don’t know what it is about the last 2 birthdays. I don’t hate them; I just can’t get excited about them the way I usually do about birthdays.
    .-= Beth´s last blog ..Denver Summer Festivals: EarthWorks Expo =-.

  6. nancy @ princetoncryo LLC August 25, 2009 at 1:17 am - Reply

    Hi Beth,

    Can you please post the date till when this fest is open? The way you have written about it is interesting & I would love to go and sit in those talks myself.

  7. Beth Partin August 25, 2009 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    Nancy, that’s why I included the link to EarthWorks Expo, so people could find out the hours and other information. It was just the past weekend. I’m afraid you’ll have to wait until next year…or until the next green festival hits Denver. There have been several so far.
    .-= Beth Partin´s last blog ..Denver Restaurants in Five Points: Welton St. Café =-.