This one's for the trees [Family and parenting]

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We tend to take her awe and grandeur for granted most days of the week by coughing exhaust into her atmosphere, sucking the water from her depleting veins, and filling her with waste. But Earth Day is around the corner and she has demanded out attention this year through drought, earthquakes, and tsumamis. Celebrate Mother Earth and her glory at one of the following Earth Day events in Louisville during the month of April.

4th Annual Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hootenanny-- Located across from the Zoo at the Louisville Nature Center, Saturday, April 23rd from 12-5:00 p.m. families can enjoy music, free yoga, homemade arts and goods, feast on local, organic food, as well educate yourself about local gardening, farming, the benefits of a cloth diaper exchange and more. 

 

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway at the Douglass Community Center-- Saturday, April 2nd from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Douglass Community Center (2305 Douglass Boulevard 40205) volunteers will GIVE AWAY 1,500 trees to anyone who signs the United Nations Environment Programme’s pledge to plant and nurse trees to adulthood pledge. The cost is zilch and the gift to the planet will outlast your stay on it.

 

Earth Day Festival at the Louisville Zoo-- Saturday, April 23rd in celebration of Earth Day, the Louisville Zoo will have $2 admission all day. Environmental displays hosted by the Zoo’s eco-partners will be set-up from 10:00-2:00. Every weekend in April will celebrate a different species on planet Earth as well as education about an environmental theme. Visit the Zoo’s website for more information or stay tuned, I will cover each in a later article.  

 

Bernheim’s Adopt a Tree Program-- In celebration of Arbor Day, Bernheim will also be giving away free trees while they last on April 2nd and 3rd from 9:00-3:00 p.m. Free tree planting and care demonstrations, Q&A with tree experts, tree planting activities, and lectures on the Emerald Ash Borer will be featured both days.