Eugene goes green at the Good Earth Show

Eugene goes green at the Good Earth Show

EUGENE, Ore. -- As the new year gets underway so does the Good Earth Home, Garden and Living Show, bringing sustainable living options to the Lane Events Center for its 8th annual run. 

Nearly 250 businesses spent much of the week setting up vendor booths, exhibits and free seminars in preparation for the thousands of eager fans that lined up for the show's opening at 5 p.m. Friday.

The three-day event is set up to be a marketplace for consumers looking for earth-friendly options for gardening and home improvement.

Good Earth Show manager Karen Ramus said that the fun and interactive things are aimed at creating healthier, more sustainable homes and places to grow things.

“I think the new year is a perfect time to present an event like this, because people are rethinking their lives, making their plans for their garden, for remodeling,” said Ramus.

This year the show features many new participants, like Sisters On The Fly with their restored vintage travel trailers. 

Mary Johnson runs one of the new exhibits, built out of 7,000 pounds of debris collected from the Oregon shore.

“The washed ashore exhibit is a traveling, educational exhibit to teach about the effects of marine debris and what we can do to make a difference,” said Johnson.

Admission to the Good Earth Show is free through the weekend, however people are asked to bring canned food donations that will go to Food For Lane County. The show starts up at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.