Wednesday Apr 25 2012 comments Loomis Earth Day Festival By: Photos by Kim Palaferri/Loomis News -A +A Beekeeper Tom Lewis, of Placer Gold Honey offers a variety of flavors of honey that can help prevent allergies. Sherri Hirst and Jenni Specht pick up some reusable grocery bags from Raleys at the Loomis Earth Day Festival. They are also in the market for some vegetable plants to grow at their preschool which is all green. Leslie Esson of some goats fresh Swiss chard from her farm. Cynthia Comiskey, of Newcastle, takes her three Nigerian Dwarf Goats most places including to the Loomis Earth Day Festival where they were greeted with treats like Swiss Chard. Zain Demarte, sophomore at Del Oro High School sells plants grown by students to help raise funds for the Aquaponics system on campus. Tank, an approximate 24-year-old African Sulcatta Tortoise, takes a vegetable break at the Loomis Basin Earth Day Festival. Tank, and African Sulcatta Tortoise, weighs approximately 20 pounds, is quick on his feet that keeps the Girlscouts on their toes. From left is Emma Kampp (12), Madelyn Wordelman (12) and Carley Mickel (12). Kathryn McRoberts introduces Paityn Toppenberg (6), to a friendly chicken out a the Loomis Earth Day Festivities. Kimberly Ross of Loomis purchases some fresh garden organic greens from Leslie Essson of Serene Gardens. Jessie McCourt, right, convinces Corrine Leung that the bar of soap is actually shampoo made of natural products. Placer County Sheriff Deputy Ken Skogen, gives a Police K9 demonstration to viewers at the Loomis Earth Day Festival. Kim Borum, of the Star Eco Station in Rocklin, teaches these Girl Scouts of troops 1597 and 1330 interesting facts about this African tortoise. From left is Emma Kamp (12), Madelyn Wordelman (12), Kim Borum of Star Eco Station, Anna Kampp (10), and Carley Mickel (12). Eight-year-old Ryan Brown meets a donkey with his little brother Jacob Brown who is not afraid of the furry animal at 17 months. Sam Nunoz, representative for Placer Gold Honey, invites people to sample their clover honey which has medicinal values to it.