How to celebrate Earth Day this weekend

Person holding plant in reference to Earth Day. Photo courtesy of AMI

Now that Easter is behind us, Earth Day is April’s next big holiday — and you’ve got to celebrate it outdoors.

Whether or not you had prior plans, Tallahassee has many events to choose from in the evening and during the day on Saturday. Along with attending these four events, Tallahassee has a quality selection of parks and nature trails to explore this weekend, or you can opt-in for a farmers’ market.

While celebrating Earth Day, don’t forget to check out local community environmentalists like Herbalists Without Borders, the Damayan Garden Project, Live Oak Radical Ecology and Sustainable Tallahassee.

The World is Yours

Local art and music collective Clover District is hosting its next show at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22. Along with having art vendors, a thrift clothing swap and an all-you-can-drink special, the live music performances will feature FAMU student Isreal Jones, including other local artists like Tokyo Extraordinaire, Bandemic and Ty-44. For more details about the event’s location and price, follow their Instagram account.

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

Hosted by FAMU scholars, a scavenger hunt will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Cascades Park. The event is co-sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture, FAMU’s College of Agriculture & Food Sciences and the University Scholarship Program. Follow their Instagram account for more information and to see their recent posts about native Tallahassee plants and flowers.

Tallahassee’s Earth Day Celebration

In partnership with Citizens for a Sustainable Future, Earth’s Garden LLC is hosting an all day celebration for Earth Day with educational exhibits and interactive activities. Workshops on composting, creating a backyard garden and more will be hosted throughout the afternoon along with family-friendly activities like painting a birdhouse, planting seed and making a DIY bug repellant. The event will start at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, and for more information, check their website.

Ghetto Garden

To celebrate their first and second successful events, Ghetto Garden is hosting a painting day at Cascades Park on Sunday, April 24. Titled “Paint Sum 2,” attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket, paint supplies and a friend to the open-invite event. For more information, follow their Instagram account for details and photos from the last paint day.