Earth Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden promises to be a great event! The event will bring live music, educational lectures, and of course delicious food, to City Park.
This celebration promises:
-Guidance on living a sustainable way of life: local businesses and non-profit organizations that contribute to a greener way of life will have booths and will welcome questions. Whether it is growing food, food preservation, solar energy, natural products, composting, or permaculture, Earth Day will have booths selling their wares or providing advice on living green in New Orleans.
-Green activities for kids
-Kids can use recycled materials to make an art project or kids can test their recycling knowledge with the "Sort the Trash" game. Kids can listen to Grant Estrada from Laughing Buddha who will teach about the importance of worms in the soil or complete a scavenger hunt around the Botanical Garden.
-Good eARTh Experience Art Show
- Enjoy the spring opening of the "Good eARTh Experience art show" in the Shade Garden featuring several local artists. To accompany the art, there will be live music by The Necessary Gentlemen.
-Art Demo: Linda Berman, a ceramic sculptor, will be giving a clay hand-building demo during the art show.
Join Chef Edward Rhinehart from Seed restaurant for delicious, healthy cooking demos:
5 pm: Artichoke Cakes
6 pm: Artichoke Cakes
7 pm: Raw Tacos; a great raw dish that is very healthy with a whole lot of flavor
5 pm to 5:45 pm "Grow Dat Youth Farm: Growing Food, Nurturing Leaders" Speakers: Leo Gorman and Tre Spadoni
Learn about how young New Orleanians are becoming leaders through sustainable agriculture in City Park. Grow Dat will lecture on the experience as an organization, farm business, and how ecological farming contributes to a more just food system.
6pm to 6:45pm "Water Wise Nola" Speaker: Jeff Supak, Water Wise Coordinator
Water Wise NOLA is comprised of Global Green USA, Dana Brown & Associates, Water Works, Hilairie Schackai, Neighborhood Partnership Network, and the Louisiana Urban Storm Water Coalition. Their goal is to educate local residents about local water issues and how to address water as individuals.
All programs will have a Questions and Answer Session which will help classes count for CEU's for teachers, landscape architects, architects, and LA Master Naturalists.
-Food, wine, beer, and mojitos available for purchase
Visit Earth Day then walk across Victory Drive to listen to the Louisiana Philharmonic in Swing in the Oaks on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn.