Earth Day Is Around the Corner!

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Mary Jo Christofaro reminds readers that the Northfield community will be springing into its sixth Perennial Earth Day Celebration on April 17th and 18th. "Mark your calendars for a great event. The kick-off will be Northfield AreaCommunity Solar’s 'Sun Power Hour' on Friday, April 17th from 5pm-7pm at First UCC.  Join us for a community gathering with appetizers, tea and coffee. Learn more about Community Solar and take advantage of this opportunity to subscribe."

On Saturday April 18th, Christofaro notes, there will be a variety of free skill-sharing workshops at First UCC and around town from 11am-4pm.At these session you can: make Goat Cheese, create a garden bed with “Free Food Help Yourself”; make Beeswax Lip Balm; come to the workshop Rising CO2 and the Science of Climate Change; attend Basic Bicycle Maintenance; come to a Rain Garden workshop; bring clothes to mend for Sew that Hole; create Paper Flowers for the soup supper; bring your left over seeds for our ”Seed Exchange”; attend a Brew Making demo at the Contented Cow and a demo on making Kraut at UCC; Tree Trimming with the city of Northfield  and receive an update on the Emerald Ash Borer and head up to the Carleton Arboretum for” Forest Restoration day”… and more!

At the end of the day, there will be a free soup supper/ potluck and earthly exhibitors, local updates and entertainment like the Aztec Dancers and Prairie Creek singers to wrap up the day from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at the Weitz center.

Chrisofaro urges Northfielders to register now for these workshops. "Just go to  or if you have questions:

"Many thanks to our sponsors, she adds."These include:  Transition Northfield; First UCC; Young People’s Action Coalition; Center for Community and Civic Engagement-Carleton; Just Food; CRWP; Northfield Rotary Club; Eco Gardens;  Montessori Children’s House; Life Skills Education; Sustain Natural Fertilizer; Northfield-Cannon Falls League of Woman Voters."

Finally, Christofaro says, "We hope to see you there!"