ECO Modern Flats, just a few blocks from the Fayetteville Square, is opening its doors to the public for an “ECO Mob” open house on Saturday, April 28 from 2-4pm.  The apartment community features a solar-heated hot water, rainwater harvesting, recycling stations, a community garden, and many other earth-friendly features. ECO Modern Flats has been honored as an outstanding project by the US Green Building Council and the Illinois River Watershed Partnership.  The ECO Mob event is one of scores of events that are part of Fayetteville’s 40-day Earth Day Festival Stop in and pick up a packet of heirloom purple hyacinth bean seeds collected on site. At ECO Modern Flats, these beautiful annual vines grow on a steel cable trellis, providing a shady canopy from the afternoon sun.