After two very successful years in Sydney, the Australia Organic Expo has hit the road and headed for Melbourne. The harbour city shows were jam packed with wall-to-wall organic enthusiasts, many of whom were young families. We trust the expo can be as well received in Melbourne, and have no doubt it will, as that is a city which enjoys a strongly emerging sustainability culture.
Besides, this weekend Sydney is hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, (or APEC) meeting, where half the city is cordoned off as a precaution against anything untoward befalling the gathered international heads of state, like one G. W. Bush.
So flying south for the Spring seems like a sensible notion. The 2007 Organic Expo will feature about 200 exhibitors, besieged by an anticipated 10,000 visitors, an organic farmers market display, an organic garden, vineyard and fashion show, plus a line-up of many guest presenters. And it seems that this year it will incorporate a new Natural & Ethical Show for environmentally based products. If not otherwise occupied then set yourself a date for 7 to 9 September 2007. ::2007 Organic Expo.