Earth Day 2015
WHAT: Earth Day at the New Orleans Botanical Garden promises to be a great event! The event will bring live music, educational lectures, and of course delicious food, to City Park.
This celebration promises:
-Food, wine, beer, and mojitos available for purchase
-Guidance on living a sustainable way of life
-Green activities for kids
-Kids can use recycled materials to make an art project or kids can test their recycling knowledge with the “Sort the Trash” game. Kids can listen to Grant Estrada from Laughing Buddha who will teach about the importance of worms in the soil or complete a scavenger hunt around the Botanical Garden.
-Good eARTh Experience Art Show
- Enjoy the spring opening of the “Good eARTh Experience art show” in the Shade Garden featuring several local artists. To accompany the art, there will be live music by The Necessary Gentlemen.
-Art Demo: Linda Berman, a ceramic sculptor, will be giving a clay hand-building demo during the art show.
Join Chef Edward Rhinehart from Seed restaurant for delicious, healthy cooking demos:
5pm: Artichoke Cakes
6pm: Artichoke Cakes
7pm: Raw Tacos; a great raw dish that is very healthy with a whole lot of flavor!
5pm to 5:45pm “Grow Dat Youth Farm: Growing Food, Nurturing Leaders” Speakers: Leo Gorman and Tre Spadoni
Learn about how young New Orleanians are becoming leaders through sustainable agriculture in City Park. Grow Dat will lecture on the experience as an organization, farm business, and how ecological farming contributes to a more just food system.
6pm to 6:45pm “Water Wise Nola” Speaker: Jeff Supak, Water Wise Coordinator
Water Wise NOLA is comprised of Global Green USA, Dana Brown & Associates, Water Works, Hilairie Schackai, Neighborhood Partnership Network, and the Louisiana Urban Storm Water Coalition. Their goal is to educate local residents about local water issues and how to address water as individuals.
All programs will have a Questions and Answer Session which will help classes count for CEU’s for teachers, landscape architects, architects, and LA Master Naturalists.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 4pm to 8pm
WHERE: New Orleans Botanical Garden, 3 Victory Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124
Enter on Victory Drive or on Stadium Drive. There is free parking available on Park streets and in the parking lot across from the entrance to the Botanical Garden. We encourage you to ride your bike. We’ll have special bike parking on Victory Drive.
COST: Free (donations are accepted)
Visit Earth Day then walk across Victory Drive to listen to the Louisiana Philharmonic in Swing in the Oaks on the Goldring/Woldenberg Great Lawn. This is another free event and there is no bad seat to listen to the live music. To learn more about Swing in the Oaks, please visit this link.