A Day of Art & Nature

Local families took advantage of the opportunity to get outdoors, discover their environment, and enjoy nature at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens during the recent Fall Fun Festival. Attendees were able to wander the garden and be inspired by wellness and creativity everywhere, from yoga on the grass to music by local talent on the open mic stage to vendors with artisanal goods and healthy food. Children decorated pumpkins, made crafts, bobbed for apples, and were entertained by the active games. The Children’s Garden held tube tunnels to explore, a music garden, a butterfly teepee, turtle and dinosaur digs, and a garden of edibles. Other highlights included the labyrinth, a medicine wheel, a scarecrow building contest, and face-painting by Miss Pride of Vista. A fall plant sale was also provided by AVBG Grow Getters. For more information visit www.avbg.org.