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Sustainability Fair in Port Washington

May 01, 2012 02:34PM

The fifth annual Sustainability Fair, sponsored by the Ozaukee Community Awareness Forum and PortFish, Ltd., will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., May 19, at the First Congregational Church, in Port Washington.

The theme of this year’s fair is To Bee or Not to Bee, focusing on the plight of the honeybee population, beekeeping and local honey producers, as well as a broader focus on local food production and water and energy conservation.

Local author Deb Baker (Hannah Reed) will open the fair with a reading from her latest novel in the Queen Bee Mystery series, Plan Bee, at 10 a.m. Keynote speaker Charlie Koenen, the maker of Beepod Hives, will give a half-hour “Beesentation” at 10:30 a.m.

The fair offers a variety of informational exhibitors, including local community supported agriculture groups and community gardens, as well as locally produced honey, live music, a silent auction, a children’s table and a snack shop.

Admission is free. Location: 131 N. Webster St., Port Washington. For more information, call 262-235-1588, email [email protected] or visit

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