The annual event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. The event features live music, vendors, demonstrations, kids activities and more.
Learning Gate Community School
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
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It's big, it's fun, and it's green: Learning Gate Community School's EcoFest will take over the school's 27-acre campus on Saturday. The event will feature 120 local vendors, from local artists to green products, organic farms and alternative health practicioners. It also will include live music, entertainment, a kids' zone workshops and demonstrations. And, of course, there will be more than a few pies thrown at Patch editor Keli Sipperley. She agreed to be pied after the Land O' Lakes Patch Facebook page reached 1,000 fans. There will be a random drawing to select the lucky pie tossers. Want to double the pies? Become a Lutz Patch Facebook fan. If You Go: When: Feb. 2, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Learning Gate Community School, 16215 Hanna …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The annual event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Live music, vendors, demonstrations and more are expected to draw thousands.
It's big, it's fun and it's green: Learning Gate Community School's EcoFest happens this Saturday at the school's 27-acre campus. Learning Gate's vision is "to become the nation’s leader in developing successful students and advocates for sustainable living," according to its website. The school was one of 78 to earn the U.S. Department of Education's first Green Ribbon School designation in 2012. EcoFest promotes the environmental responsiblity the charter school aims to instill in its its students daily by celebrating Bay area businesses, organizations and individuals dedicated to the principles of sustainability: ecology, equity and economy. Participating artists, businesses and organizations hail from Land O' Lakes, Lutz, Carrollwood …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The event, in its fourth year, drew about 3,000 people last year, organizers say.
Looking for a way to reach thousands of local residents with your products or services? There are still a limited number of vendor spaces available for Learning Gate Community School's annual EcoFest. There are about 20 spots still available for the Feb. 2 event, organizer Michele Northrup said. "We are looking to support all local businesses of Land O' Lakes, Lutz, Carrollwood and North Tampa," Northrup said. "Our focus this year is to show the importance of mom-and-pop businesses and individuals in our community that provide items and services that are unique to national brands." This is the fourth year the school will host the event, which drew about 3,000 people in 2012, Northrup said. The school organizes EcoFest to showcase …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Join us for a presentation on teaching children to be engaged bystanders at our next roundtable on Sept. 20.
Toward the end of the 2011-12 school year, I invited concerned community members to join me for roundtable discussions on school bullying, a "silent epidemic." As the new school year gets under way, we will pick up where we left off with a presentation by Irene Patino, retired Pasco County teacher and creator of Bully Be Gone, a bullying and teen suicide prevention program. Please join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 in Heron Hall at Learning Gate Community School in Lutz to hear Patino speak about engaging, empowering and encouraging passive bystanders—those who witness acts of bullying but do not intervene for a variety of reasons. A social change community organizer from Sunrise of Pasco also will be on hand to discuss the …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Learning Gate Community School faced some vocal opposition to its plan to build a new high school in Lutz.
Editor's Note: Learning Gate Education Foundation executive director Patti Girard issues a response to last week's protests and support during a land use meeting for the school's proposed high school in Lutz. Learning Gate Community School draws students from all over Hillsborough and Pasco County. For all of you who attended the Special Use Hearing on Monday to show support for the school, thank you. The letters of support that were submitted to the county, the signed petitions and your physical presence and comments made quite an impact. Those that opposed the school were very vocal. Basically, the major complaints were concerning the traffic that will be generated by the school on Sunset Blvd., destruction of the wetlands, and the …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The Lutz charter school was among 78 recognized nationwide for its environmental impact.
Learning Gate Community School in Lutz received national recognition Monday when it was named a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, along with White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, made the announcement during a visit to Stoddert Elementary School, one of two honorees in the Washington, D.C., area. Florida is among 29 states and the District of Columbia with schools receiving the first-ever awards. A total of 78 schools nationwide were selected. “It is an honor to be recognized as a Green Ribbon School,” Learning Gate CEO Patti Girard said in a press release. “For the U.S. Department of Education …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The third-annual event was held Saturday at Learning Gate Community School in Lutz.
Learning Gate Community School in Lutz hosted its third-annual EcoFest 2012 on Saturday. The free event was open to the public and included live music, worskshops, demonstrations, informational booths and green products and services. Sustainable living is a major component of Learning Gate's curriculum.
Friday, April 6, 2012
EcoFest 2012 is an annual event open to the community that organizer Michele Northrup hopes will highlight the talents of the school's environmentally-aware students.
Learning Gate Community School is hosting its third annual EcoFest 2012 on April 14 on the school grounds at 16215 Hanna Road, Lutz. The event will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and admission is free. EcoFest 2012 is an annual event for the community that event organizer Michele Northrup hopes will highlight the talents of the school's environmentally-aware students. "Our school community wants to share our love of supporting all things local and green," Northrup said. "The students are thrilled to showcase their green efforts, our EcoSpeak workshops and the local vendors while enjoying our very unique campus." EcoFest 2012 activities include: For more information, call Northrup at 813-948-4190.