MEP’s Living Green Expo

Learn how to build a green home and grow a green family, plus experience the best in green with great local food, a bike rodeo & fashion show, kids’ activities, and over 300 exhibitors, workshops, demos, and more!

What to See and Do at the Living Green Expo


Saturday, May 5, 20129 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, May 6, 201210 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Minnesota State Fairgrounds (northeast corner)
Education Building, 4-H Building, and Progress Center


$3 online, $5 at the door, kids 18 and under FREE!
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit LivingGreenExpo.MN.



Chefs and educators from Lunds and Byerly’s and local food co-ops will cover everything from incredible organic gourmet recipes to how to make your own delicious and nutritious organic baby food. Learn how to can homegrown vegetables or how to set up the perfect pantry with bulk foods. Classes will be offered on the Kitchen Basics Stage. See some of the Twin Cities’ top chefs on the Celebrity Chef Stage as they create delectable dishes for you to taste and enjoy! Sponsored by the Official Living Green Grocers – Lunds and Byerly’s, Mississippi Market, Linden Hills Co-op, Eastside Food Co-op, and The Wedge.


Cycling is more popular than ever. It’s a lifestyle! During the fashion show, we prove that bike wear is runway worthy! May 5 and 6, 1 p.m., Progress Center Stage.


The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota will provide safety and bike maintenance tips throughout the Expo. Bring your bike! Wright and Cosgrove Avenues.

Bike Attractions at the Living Green Expo are presented in partnership with the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota and sponsored by Share the Road, Explore Minnesota Tourism, Minnesota Department of Health, and Nice Ride.


Learn easy and fun ways to teach kids how they can get a healthy, eco-conscious jumpstart on life.


Join Don Shelby as he shares his story of building a new green home, one of the greenest homes in America. May 5, 10 a.m., and May 6, 10:30 a.m., Education Building.


Learn the importance of living green with ArtStart’s ArtScraps though fun, educational, and creative activities designed just for families! Enjoy workshops, hands-on art activities, and performances. Along Cosgrove Avenue and throughout the Expo.


Want the real scoop on a wide variety of green topics? Attend workshops and learn from leading local experts. We offer an array of sessions ranging from green remodeling choices to shopping your local co-op on a budget, and so much more! For a list of workshops, visit www.LivingGreenExpo.MN.


Help produce this wonderful event and receive free admission and a Chinook Book. To register to volunteer at the Living Green Expo, go to www.LivingGreenExpo.MN and click on Be a Volunteer under The Expo menu tab. Space is limited, so register today.