Columbus Celebrates Earth Day 2013 for a Full Week

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Earth Day 2013 officially takes place on Monday, April 22nd, but the residents of the city of Columbus prefer to celebrate all week long. Starting this Saturday, April 20th, you’re invited to “Stand Together” to participate in volunteer activities at worksites all weekend long. That includes neighborhood cleanups, tree planting, building community gardens and more.

Then, on Monday, April 22nd, The City of Columbus, Franklin County, Scotts Miracle-Gro and other community partners are collaborating to celebrate Earth Day at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. This celebration will include gardening demonstrations, kids activities, food trucks, information on starting community gardens and tours of the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus at Franklin Park.

That event runs from 10am to 2pm, rain or shine.

Finally, on Saturday, April 27th, the celebration continues at Columbus Commons with an all-day party from 11am to 10pm that will include live music, a green art show, food trucks, kids activities and over 50 local green businesses and environment nonprofit with information booths helping you to continue the cause all year long.

More information can be found online at www.earthdaycolumbus.org.

From April 15th to April 21st, Columbus Underground is celebrating Gardening Week! Throughout the week, we’ll be taking a look at various backyard gardening and community gardening trends, efforts, businesses and more. Gardening Week 2013 is sponsored by Scotts Miracle-Gro, who provides support to regional community gardens through grant programs and other philanthropic efforts. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter for more information.

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