Leesburg Today, April 23, 2012 by Erika Jacobson Moore

LT-HomeboxDespite Mother Nature’s deluge yesterday, there was still great enthusiasm for the county’s 4th Annual EarthDay@Loudoun Family Festival.

Visitors, exhibitors and families braved the rain, wind and cool temperatures to wander through the property of Clyde’s at Willow Creek Farm in Broadlands Sunday afternoon. The beloved petting zoo was not out, and the paths were less crowded, but those who attended were still keen on learning about Loudoun’s ecology and environmental features, as well as about ways they could be better stewards of the land and which new products and services might help them on that path.

Music was still prevalent, as were booths by some of Loudoun’s schools. There was the “erosion tent,” set up by the county to teach children and adults alike about the effects of development and erosion on the soil, and there were still opportunities for visitors to pot their own plants and flowers to take home to start their own garden.

For more information about the event, the exhibitors that took part and how to be environmentally conscious year-round, go online to: www.earthdayatloudoun.org.

Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 11:19 am | Updated: 11:47 am, Mon Apr 23, 2012.

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