Earth Day Events in Decatur

The city and Oakhurst Community Garden are working together to put on a big, earthy shindig.


The City of Decatur and the Wylde Center, the umbrella organization over the , are joining forces for the 2012 Earth Day celebration this Sunday, April 22.

The shindig will be at the garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur.

The festival starts at 12:30 p.m. with a parade from Harmony Park. Residents are invited to decorate their bikes, wagons and strollers to join the parade.

The festival will include a cake contest, crafts for the children, a raptor show, food vendors and live music.

A full schedule can be found on the Oakhurst Garden webpage. More information is also on the event's Facebook page.

Winners of the T-shirt design contest and the Sally Wylde Cultivating Life Award recipient will be announced.

EcoAddendum Plant Sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 21.

Twenty percent of all plant sales will go to environmental education programming for students in and around Decatur. EcoAddendum is at 743 E. College Ave., Decatur.

. 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22.

The book store website says,

We love the Earth, and love taking care of the Earth, and we love books about the Earth, and we love books about taking care of the Earth. Join us for a special storytime where we’ll read books about … you guessed it, the Earth! And nature, and flowers, and gardens, and all the other wonderful aspects of our beautiful planet.

The Little Shop of Stories is at 133A E. Court Square, Decatur.

Members are urged to walk, bike or carpool to church. WThe Sunday School class or group that has the highest percent-age of participants will win a fair-trade coffee and cookie basket.

 A picnic will be held at Oakhurst Community Garden at 12:30 p.m. April 22.

Steve April 18, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Ralph, the parade and festival are Sunday the 22nd, not Saturday the 21st. You should read the websites you link to.
Ralph Ellis April 18, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Thanks. Fixed.
Steve April 18, 2012 at 06:30 PM


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