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G.A.L.A. is calling on volunteers to help orchestrate a memorable Earth Day 40th Anniversary Celebration. The recently established and planning committee for the “Wolfeboro Area 40th Anniversary Earth Day Celebration” held its second meeting last Thursday at the Pinckney Boat House. Community members gathered to brainstorm ideas for activities that will take place during the week of April 17-24, 2010. As of this date more than thirty different workshops, presentations, field trips and service opportunities are in the works. This group will gather again next Thursday, March 4th, 7pm at the Brewster Boathouse to continue planning, and they would love your help and input.
Earth Week is scheduled to kick off on Saturday April 17th with an Expo/Fair of information booths, environmental games for kids, workshops, tours, and non-profit and green vendors. During the week, schools, scouts, and conservation organizations will be providing workshops, service programs, and field trips. On Saturday, April 24th, the annual town clean-ups will take place, followed by a celebration to honor those who have completed service projects, carbon challenges, and other projects throughout the week.
The next meeting will take place on Thursday, March 4th, at 7 pm at the Pinckney Boat House. Anyone and everyone interested is welcome to attend. The committee will be finalizing the site location, exploring publicity opportunities, and continuing to develop workshops and presentations. For more information call Susan Fuller at 515-1223, or email Barbara Laverick, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Description: Earle Family Farm, a 30 year old highly diversified organic farm, in South Conway, NH will be hosting a hands-on work and learn day in their small orchard. We will actively design a healthy environment for young apple and pear trees using permaculture methods. This will include contour swales for water retention, reusing orchard trimmings and hedge and roadside brush trimmings to create brush beds that initially aid as solar traps, then humus as they decay back into soil. We will be planting comfrey as a living mulch, and some herbs to attract beneficial insects. We will share a pot luck lunch at noon.