April 27, 2013
Earth Day at The Gardens returns on April 27, 2013 from 11 – 4 p.m. in the Formal Garden in front of the Conservatory. This year, the annual celebration will partner with Community Garden Coalition for Birmingham to focus on the growing local and national interest in community gardening. Displays and demonstrations will feature topics such as: vegetable garden design, raised bed construction, composting, trellising, rainwater irrigation and beekeeping. Focus will be maintained on health and wellness and the benefits of good nutrition. The event is free to the public.
This year’s musical entertainment will be provided by John Scalici’s eclectic and multicultural Juka Tribe. Their music, which draws inspiration and influence from hip-hop, rock, African, and Middle Eastern music, is socially conscious but not forced or overtly political. With influences as diverse as Howlin’ Wolf and Fela Kuti, the band will recall the sounds of acts like Beats Antique.
Admission is free.
Also taking place in Blount Plaza at 1 p.m. will be a Get Into The Gardens demonstration, "Easy Container Gardening: Planting Peppers."
Is your organization interested in being a part of Earth Day at The Gardens? Request exhibitor information from Special Events Coordinator Shelly McCarty at 205.414.3965.
Volunteer at Earth Day at The Gardens!
Interested in being a part of Earth Day at The Gardens? While it's free and open to the public, Earth Day is made possible due to hours of behind the scenes work from staff and volunteers. We have many positions ranging from set-up to hospitality to assisting exhibitors. To learn more about the opportunities, contact Taylor Steele, volunteer coordinator, at 205.414.3962 or email@example.com.