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The ReUse Fair, "A celebration of sustainable communities," organized by Planting Hope, is to be held at Christ Episcopal Church at 64 State Street in Montpelier on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For the week before the fair (from now through Saturday) there is an outdoor sculpture park that features the work of UVM art professor Beth Haggart as well as 10 other local artists.
The ReUse Fair will highlight how reusing items for new and interesting purposes not only keeps them out of the waste stream, but can even help people in other communities. At the event, outside there will be more than 40 artists and crafters that utilize found objects, repurposed and up-cycled items. There will also be games, activities and craft for kids by our partners ReSOURCE and speakers on several subjects relating to steps we can take to making a sustainable community.
During the event Planting Hope plans to collect two tons of used educational materials and household items that will be sent to Nicaragua to help support their programs there.