Work & Learn: Planting Actions to stop Climate Change
Sunday, 10 October, 2010 - 13:00 - 17:00
The students from Closer to Earth youth gardens will host a day of organic gardening and composting to model actions to stop climate change!
We will gather at the Central Park community gardens at NW 31st and N. Shartel Blvd. to learn about climate change and actions each of us can take to reduce our impact. We'll have workshops on composting, worm beds, wind-powered electric lawn care equipment and planting flowers, winter veggies and native trees.
These youth take care of several community gardens and more than a quarter mile of medians with battery-powered lawn mowers, string trimmers and electric tractors.
We will plant native flowers and grasses, native trees, and we will plant our winter gardens for harvesting each month through the OKC winter months!
Co-sponsored by Starbucks, PapaJohns Pizza, Homeland on 18th, Jeff's Cafe, T&B Grocery, Britton Feed & Seed, Harding Fine Arts Academy, Community Youth Outreach, Indian Youth Empowerment Project, Central Park Neighborhood Association.
How to Get Involved Planning the Event: contact Allen at 524-3977 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk with us at the Slow Food Picnic, sunday, oct 3rd at the Harn Homestead from 4 til 7pm
Event Host: Closer to Earth youth gardens started in 2007 working with youth to take actions to stop climate change through organic gardening and landscaping, recycling, composting and assisting zero waste events by composting the waste stream. Youth have contributed to going green efforts of the OKC Arts Festival, OKC Museum of Art, Slow Food picnic, Sierra Club Local Food Fair, Peace Festival and many others.