Earth Day This Weekend in Madison Park

Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22nd, and there are a couple of ways to get outside and participate, while enjoying the springtime weather…

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is hosting an Earth Day volunteer event so you can give back and help restore the Washington Park Arboretum. You’ll get to plant new flowers and greens, mulch existing plants to keep them healthy, remove weeds and other invasive species, and groom the trails throughout the park.

When: Saturday, April 22nd

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Meet at the Crabapple Meadow (just south of the Graham Visitor Center)

Bring: Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (preferably work boots) and bring a reusable water bottle. SCA will provide coffee and snacks for all volunteers.

The Arboretum’s weekly family classes continue on Earth Day with a special themed event. Family Nature Class: Our Planet Earth is offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday for Earth Day. Kids and their parents or guardians can learn through science-based exploration and outdoor play.

When: Saturday, April 22nd

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Washington Park Arboretum

Cost: $18 per class for one adult and one child, $9/class per additional child

The City People’s Gardening Store is holding an Earth Day Eco-Gardening class. There will be instruction from Richard Greenberg on techniques and best practices for non-chemical and organic gardening, as well as tips for how to reduce your water consumption. Kids are welcome!

When: Saturday, April 22nd

Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: City People’s Garden Store

Cost: FREE

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