photos by ART LOGAN

Celebrating Our Earth

Four hundred Vista residents, families, and friends visited the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens (AVBG) to connect with nature and go green at the recent Earth Day Festival. The day included activities for children and families provided by The Woman’s Club of Vista, Miss Pride of Vista Pageants, VHS Character Leaders, and Education Enrichment Systems, including crafts, facepainting, planting, a plant sale, an Amigos de Vista BBQ food booth, vendors selling crafts and earth-friendly items, and more. Live music was provided by Vic Moraga, and Roxy the Recycling Robin even made an appearance to share her valuable lessons with the kids. The Gardens are open every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are located inside Brengle Terrace Park. For more information visit www.altavistagardens.org.