Furniture and projects crafted by local custom woodworkers from community trees will be featured in the ElkhartWood Showcase, a component of the city’s annual EnviroFest, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday, July 15 at the Wellfield Botanical Gardens in Elkhart, IN.
According to Ericka Popovich, environmental center supervisor, ElkhartWood Showcase will include “a table made from a slab of ash that was possibly the oldest ash tree in the city of Elkhart when it was removed. It’s older than the city itself!”
Approximately 2,000 people are expected to attend EnviroFest, Popovich said. She added that the newest addition to Wellfield Botanic Gardens is a Japanese-style wooden pavilion that was partly constructed from ash logs removed from and gardens and partly from logs removed at McNaughton Park and sold through the ElkhartWood program. “It’s probably the biggest thing our logs have gone towards in the city, that I am aware of at least,” Popovich said.
EnviroFest also features kids’ activities, live activities and a wine and beer garden.