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EARTH DAY & ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION

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Add to Calendar 27-04-2014 27-04-2014 15 EARTH DAY & ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION A fun, earth-friendly afternoon where you can roll up your sleeves and make a difference! Build a rain barrel, learn about home composting, work on the trails, help prepare the garden beds for spring planting, and, in recognition of Arbor Day, assist in planting a tree that will provide wildlife habitat, shade, and beauty at the GNC for generations to come. Schedule: 11am: Rain Barrel Workshop - Groundwork Hudson Valley, Coca Cola, and the GNC are teaming up to teach you how to re-purpose a Coca Cola syrup canister to capture fresh rainwater for use on your own property. Rain barrels can be purchased for $40 and taken home.* 12-3pm: Trail Sweeping, Garden Sprucing - Help give the GNC trails and property a good spring spruce-up! Bring work gloves and clothes for gardening. 1pm: Home Composting Class - Learn how to use kitchen scraps along with with yard waste to make valuable compost for your garden. Earth Machine backyard composters will be available for purchase for $75, and can also be ordered and picked up in advance.* 2pm: "This Book Was A Tree" - Get a signed copy of this new release and enjoy a planting activity from the book led by local author Marcie Chambers Cuff. Books will be available for purchase and signing.* 3pm: Tree Planting - Dig in and help give a tree a good start on the GNC property! * Supplies of Rain Barrels and Earth Machines are limited; reserve yours in advance. Order by phone at 914-813-1251 or online. For more information, contact: Anne Jaffe Holmes, Director of Conservation Education, Greenburgh Nature Center: ajaffeholmes@greenburghnaturecenter.org or 914-813-1251. http://www.nymetroparents.com/2015neweventinfo.cfm?id=158737 Greenburgh Nature Center true DD/MM/YYYY
April 27, 2014
11am-3:30pm
Greenburgh Nature Center
Scarsdale
All Ages
Free Free admission, but some activities may require purchases

Description: A fun, earth-friendly afternoon where you can roll up your sleeves and make a difference! Build a rain barrel, learn about home composting, work on the trails, help prepare the garden beds for spring planting, and, in recognition of Arbor Day, assist in planting a tree that will provide wildlife habitat, shade, and beauty at the GNC for generations to come.

Schedule: 11am: Rain Barrel Workshop - Groundwork Hudson Valley, Coca Cola, and the GNC are teaming up to teach you how to re-purpose a Coca Cola syrup canister to capture fresh rainwater for use on your own property. Rain barrels can be purchased for $40 and taken home.*

12-3pm: Trail Sweeping, Garden Sprucing - Help give the GNC trails and property a good spring spruce-up! Bring work gloves and clothes for gardening.

1pm: Home Composting Class - Learn how to use kitchen scraps along with with yard waste to make valuable compost for your garden. Earth Machine backyard composters will be available for purchase for $75, and can also be ordered and picked up in advance.*

2pm: "This Book Was A Tree" - Get a signed copy of this new release and enjoy a planting activity from the book led by local author Marcie Chambers Cuff. Books will be available for purchase and signing.*

3pm: Tree Planting - Dig in and help give a tree a good start on the GNC property!

* Supplies of Rain Barrels and Earth Machines are limited; reserve yours in advance. Order by phone at 914-813-1251 or online. For more information, contact: Anne Jaffe Holmes, Director of Conservation Education, Greenburgh Nature Center: ajaffeholmes@greenburghnaturecenter.org or 914-813-1251.

Address: 99 Dromore Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: 914-723-3470
Website: greenburghnaturecenter.org

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