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Earth Day 2013 {Friday Five}

Hey, hey it's almost Earth Day!

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Go green with one of these activities:

1) Stand Together with Earth Day Columbus by volunteering. With a hundred work sites across the city on Saturday and Sunday, there is something for everyone. Then celebrate on Saturday April 27 at Columbus Commons with bands, food trucks, and booths.

2) Learn about newly-formed Columbus Food Not Lawns, mosquito control options, and the new edible roof garden at The Crest, 2855 Indianola, on Sunday April 21 from 10 am - 1 pm. Pick up a packet of free garden seeds while you're there and be sure to put June 2 on your calendar for a seed swapping and saving event by Columbus Food Not Lawns.

3) Head over to the Edible Gardening Campus at Franklin Park Conservatory Monday for a free family Earth Day Celebration with demos, garden tours, and food trucks. The folks from Sprout it, an interesting new gardening app, will be there with giveaways too.

4) Participate in the Whetstone Rec Center educational garden. Volunteers are needed to install the garden at 10 am Tuesday April 23 with Growing Matters or register for one of two garden clubs who will maintain the garden.

5) Plant something, eat a locally-sourced meal, spend a day without fossil fuel transportation, or make an energy-saving home improvement. We strive to do these things every day but especially on Earth Day.