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Avocado Fest 2010 pulls in 2,000 fans

Story and Photographs by Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor

The day-long Avocado Festival 2010 featured a slate of entertainment and agriculture presentations, as well as booths of arts, crafts and food Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Amy BH Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden.

The fourth annual event keeps growing. This year, organizers said the crowds likely topped last year 2,000.

Presentations included:

* Diana Duff – Vermiculture
* Jenny Bach – Honeybee Pollenation and Varroa Mites
* Angela Frailey of Recycle Hawaii – Garden Composting
* Ty McDonald, CTAHR – Avocado Grafting and Tree Care
* Diane Heinlein – Everything You Wanted to Know About Mac Nuts

Entertainment was provided by Isa & Kyle, Kona Celtic Connection, Daughters of the Water, Stuheart and Friends, Bolo and Bhakti Tribe. Attendees also were treated to a Green Fashion Show.

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