Posted: Apr 16, 2010 6:59 PM by Ariel Wesler
The Earth Day Food and Wine festival started today with preparations for tomorrow's big event at the Santa Margarita Ranch.
The event features live music, a silent auction, and the chance to kick back and meet the farmers and vintners who strive to be more earth-friendly. A team of volunteers manages a constant effort of both recycling and composting, and guests are asked to drink water from commemorative glasses.
"The great thing about this event is everybody is really like minded and wants to do the right thing, so between not offering plastic water bottles and providing materials that are recyclable or compostible, we are able to minimize our waste," said Kris O'Connor, who helped organize the event.
Last year, organizers say they only filled up two bags with trash. Thousands are expected to attend. The event runs through Sunday and tickets are still available.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Watch Daybreak Web Videos in full
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties