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Unearth Your Passion! Earth Day 2012 This Sunday!
Submitted by news on Apr 20th, 2012
The Putney School is hosting a community Earth Day on April 22nd, 2012 in collaboration with the Putney Co-op to celebrate the earth and raise awareness of the environmental movement. There will be numerous workshops on a variety of topics taught by members of the community including vermiposting, compost bin-building, bike maintenance, nature walks, bird banding, foraging for wild foods, permaculture, wool spinning, energy education, net-zero building tours, writing letters to our Representatives, grass-roots organizing, and meditation. There will also be workshops geared for children and families, including gardening, environmental games, art and music, bird songs and making birdfeeders, ecology, ocean ecosystems, and kite making. A pamphlet outlining all of the workshops will be made available by mid-April. Additionally, the Co-op will be hosting an area to highlight local farms and their services and will organize a seed swap. The festival will also feature local vendors who will provide us with food, crafts and information. There will be music and speakers throughout the day, including our keynote speaker, Tom Wessels. The day will wrap up with an uplifting sing. There is a check-in time in the morning for those who’d like to stay the whole day, or participants are encouraged to stop in at their leisure to join a workshop, meet a farmer, listen to some music, or peruse the many booths that will be set up. Please spread the word!
|10:30-11:15||Workshop Block 1|
|11:30-12:15||Workshop Block 2|
|12:30-1:30||Lunch/Music (Mo Ambesa)|
|1:30- 2:15||Workshop Block 3|
|2:30-2:45||Speaker: Mike Mrowicki-Vermont State Representative|
|3:00-3:30||Speaker: Tom Wessels|
You can download a full list of the workshop descriptions here.
Block 1: 10:30-11:15
Block 2: 11:30-12:15
Block 3: 1:30-2:15
Booths, Vendors and Demos (all day)
* designed for or appropriate for children