Fort Myers, Florida

First Annual Green Family Expo

Saturday 20 April, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

$5 suggested donation per family. Proceeds to non-profit Pathways Connect.

Special Guest Ina May Gaskin

We are excited to welcome Ina May Gaskin as our special guest for the VIP Screening of her documentary, Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin & the Farm Midwives! Tickets for the VIP & Public screening of the film can be purchased . Ina May will also give a talk on Saturday afternoon about the Safe Motherhood Quilt Project. You don't want to miss this rare opportunity to be inspired by the woman who’s inspired so many.

Great Cloth Diaper Change

Judy Aagard, brainchild of the Great Cloth Diaper Change, says she came up with the idea in an effort to host a family event celebrating Earth Day. The Great Cloth Diaper Change has morphed into an exciting Guinness World Record breaking event! At The Great Cloth Diaper Change people all across the world will simultaneously change their babies reusable cloth diapers, trying to break the World Record for simultaneous cloth diaper change! Be a part of the Change! Sponsored by Eco Baby & Home. to RSVP.

Solar Energy Cook-Off

Watch elementary students as they explore culinary skills and are judged by local celebrity chefs from Mad Fresh Urban Bistro, Chef De Luxe and more! Teams will demonstrate the performance of their solar cookers by heating an original dish of food created for the competition. Judging begins at 10:00 and awards will be announced at 12:30. Sponsored by the Imaginarium Science Center in partnership with the Department of Environmental Protection. for more Imaginarium events.

Educational Workshops

Opportunities for all ages to learn and grow. See below for our FREE classes and workshops and for the full day's scheduled workshops. Workshops will be held inside the Alliance for the Arts building and some will be held outside. You'll also have the opportunity to peruse eco-friendly vendors outdoors. Food and drinks will be available for sale. Bring the whole family! There is something for everyone! While mom catches the Ina May documentary, dad and the kids can enjoy the outdoor activities!

Classes, Panels, and Guests

  • Eco-friendly Vendors
  • Food Vendors
  • Mothering Tent
  • Mindfulness Workshops
  • Yoga Workshops for All Ages
  • Birth Rehearsal Workshop for Couples
  • Florida History Workshops



for the full day's scheduled workshops.

    • 6:00p
      Pre-Screening Wine and Appetizer Reception and Meet and Greet with Ina May
    • 7:00p
      VIP screening of Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives
    • 8:30p
      Q and A with Ina May
    • 9:30p
      Book Signings
    • 9:00a
      Solar Energy Cook-Off
    • 9:00a 4:00p
      Green Market
    • 9:30a
      Family Music Time Concert
    • 10:00a 12:00p
      Way Too Tall Torrie and Face-painting
    • 10:15a
      Diaper Dash and Toddler Trot
    • 11:00a
      Great Cloth Diaper Change
    • 11:00a 1:00p
      Fluff Exchange
    • 1:00p
      Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives documentary public screening
    • 3:00p
      Ina May Gaskin Keynote Speaker: Safe Motherhood Quilt Project
    • 3:30p
      Family Music Time closing concert
    • Renaissance School children's activities
    • More free workshops all afternoon!


Southwest Florida Birth Network

Join us on Saturday, April 20th, 2013 for a family day of green fun!