Living Green: Earth Day events fill adult a month

April 8, 2017 - garden totes

This month outlines a 47th anniversary of a initial Earth Day, that in a years given a pregnancy has stretched into Earth Month. A flurry of smashing events are scheduled this month, and it’s indeed tough to keep lane of them all. But I’ll do my best to fill we in on what’s entrance adult and when.

Starting off a month is Earth Day Marina this Saturday, that I’ve mentioned in a prior column; see for information about a giveaway event. And here’s more:

• The Spring Heirloom Seed Swap Festival will brew live song and seed and plant giveaways during Native Revival Nursery, 2600 Mar Vista Dr. in Aptos, on Apr 15, noon to 4 p.m. This open seed barter is a giveaway eventuality that’s open to a public, and will embody seed savers of all levels of experience.

Indie folksinger-songwriter Lauren Wahl will perform during a event, that will also offer businessman booths, a tomato and habanero peppers plant sale, and morning workshops on unfeeling gardening. Workshops are $20; to pointer up, see or call 831-684-1811.

• The 56th annual Pacific Grove Wildflower Show is certain to have a best blooms ever during a eventuality this year, interjection to copious rains. The three-day festival during a Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave., starts Apr 14 and will be open any day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is giveaway for museum and CNPS members, $5 for Monterey County residents, and $8.95 for those who live outward a county, with discounts for girl and military. Information: or 831-648-5755.

• Monterey Peninsula College will applaud a earth on Apr 20 with booths, activities, pet adoptions, food, prizes, song and more, hosted by a college’s Environmental Club. The eventuality will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will embody a campus cleanup. For information, email

• Easter and Earth Day will both be distinguished on Apr 22 during Natividad Creek Park in Salinas, where there will be adult proffer opportunities as good as an “eco egg hunt” for younger volunteers.

The event, hosted by Return of a Natives and a Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority, is a day of use and fun to support a abounding village park and healthy wildlife habitat. The giveaway eventuality will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during a park, 1395 Nogal Dr., Salinas. Volunteer groups of 10 or some-more are asked to RSVP in allege to or 831-582-3686.

• MEarth hosts a fifth annual MEarth Day on Apr 22, with some-more than 800 visitors approaching to attend a eventuality during Hilton Bialek Habitat subsequent to Carmel Middle School.

This year’s MEarth Day will embody an outside muster area where we can emporium for eco-friendly services and products, a internal plant sale, a wordless auction, juicy treats from internal chefs, lunch from Casanova Restaurant done with uninformed furnish from a MEarth garden, and onsite silkscreening of T-shirts and receptacle bags.

Proceeds from a eventuality advantage a environmental preparation nonprofit. For information and tickets, see or call 624-1032.

• Live animal hold tanks, tours, presentations and children’s activities are all partial of a annual Open House eventuality during Moss Landing Marine Laboratories on Apr 30 and May 1, a possibility for a open to see what goes on during a sea scholarship facility.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. any day during a trickery during 8272 Moss Landing Road. The giveaway eventuality also includes esteem drawings and food and drinks for purchase. For information, see or call 771-4400.

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