Earth Day – Moved to Lindquist Hall

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Date: April 22, 2013
Time: All Day
Location: Lindquist Hall

UPDATE: Events will take place in Lindquist Hall due to weather.

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10:30-10:50 a.m.:   Chapel Service with Chapel Choir

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.:  Lessons from the Garden – a variety of stations at the Community Garden will engage participants in education, awareness, and celebration of the Earth!

Stations include:

  • What’s For Dinner?
    Participants will learn how energy is captured and distributed through consumers (human and otherwise) in the community garden.
  • Community Garden and Ecological Communities
    The role of various components of the garden community, including bacteria and fungi in the soil, pollinators, producers, consumers, etc., will be explored.  It takes a (biological) community to raise a garden!
  • Garden Trivia
    Trivia questions will raise awareness of the value of community gardens. Expect to hear “wow!” and “I didn’t know that!”
  • Water Use Issues
    Students will present important issues related to water quality and availability.
  • What’s weeding into your garden?
    Student presenters will share information on weeds and control options.
  • Innovative Glass Garden
    Students will present possibilities for using recycled glass bottles in the garden.
  • Plant some seeds in what you read!
    Make gardening sustainable! Use old newspaper to make a fully compostable and incredibly cheap containers to start seedlings. Learn how to plant and care for flowers, veggies, or herbs to grow at home or to leave for the Community Garden.  Personalize your contribution to the Garden by decorating a flat rock and come back throughout the season to check on your plant’s progress.
  • Veganism for Sustainable Living
    Students will present an overview of the positive environmental aspects of veganism.
  • Moss Graffiti
    Create a living art project with the Art Club!
  • Your Earth Day T-shirts
    Create your own Earth Day shirt from repurposed campus t-shirts.

11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.:  Picnic lunch at the Community Garden

1-3 p.m.:  Work Day in the Garden