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Killingworth Celebrates Earth Day, April 20, 2024

Submitted by Michele Sokoloff

(April 13, 2024) — It’s time to rise up, shake off the last season, wake up, and move that body. The world and the rest of your life awaits you. It’s time to get unstuck. Or not; your choice. The blooms and emerging buds outside represent awakening and rebirth. It is time to savor and appreciate what is around you and inside you.

Earth Day is upon us. It is a chance to connect with nature, get outdoors more and protect our planet for future generations to come. We can continue the awe and positive vibrations we felt as we witnessed the solar eclipse.

Earth Day can give you a reason to get up out of that chair and experience a bit of joy. All abilities and all ages can participate. The official Earth Day theme for 2024 is “Planet vs. Plastics.” Local events are happening Saturday April 20, 2024. The times are between 11:00 to 2:00 and venues have different hours.

One option is to travel among venues on the Estuary Transit Trolley. It starts and ends at Parmelee Farm and makes stops along the way.

Places to Savor on Earth Day 4-20-24

  1. Lovers Lane Farm – 42 Lovers Lane, Killingworth
  • Take a glorious forest hike on the Magic Trail with a nature scavenger hunt opportunity.
  • Visit the Mosaic Studio for cookies and make your own mini mosaic to take home.
  1. Running Brook Farms – 219 Route 80, Killingworth
  • Enjoy a variety of demonstrations: Shared Harvest Garden, the Killingworth Conservation Commission, the Chrysalis – Butterfly Guru, the Killingworth Evergreen Garden Club.
  • Make your own seed bomb to plant; and treat yourself to the many Spring plants.
  1. Killingworth Library – 301 Route 81, Killingworth
  • Come to the Repair Café, where you bring your own tool or device to be repaired by the Fix-It people.
  • The famous sharpener guy will be there to sharpen your tools and knives.
  • The Seed Library will be available for free seed packets.
  • Make your own reusable market bag when you bring an old, favorite tee shirt.
  • Ask a Master Gardener burning questions about life and growth.
  • Plus, the Robert Codio Jazz Trio will entertain while you just sit and enjoy.

 

  1. Historic Deer Lake, Killingworth
  • More than 253 acres of streams, woodlands, fields, open rock faces, and two lakes nestled in the valley.
  • Enjoy the forest rebirth and a scavenger hunt on a beautiful trail.
  • More details at: info@deerlakeoutdoors.org

All this and it is free! Rain or shine, come out and enjoy your community. Want more information? Visit the following websites:

earthday.org

allthingskillingworth.com

kwo.org

sierraclub.org

action.nrdc.org

howlifeunfolds.com

 

 

 

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