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Chemeketa celebrates Earth Day April 22

Courier News Service

From growing your own food to upcycling materials, self-reliance is the theme of Chemeketa’s Earth Day event.

Held April 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Bldg. 6 auditorium, visitors will find informational booths, panelists, a raffle, and live music.

The booths will include presentations and information on food preservation, bicycle repair, and student clubs, as well as face-painting and a spot for photos.

Composting and aquaponics demonstrations will be offered in the greenhouses, with plants available to buy. Snacks also will be offered.

The event is free, but $2 donations or canned food for the Chemeketa Pantry are recommended for the free lunch of vegetarian burritos.

The schedule is as follows:

10:30 a.m.: Booths, crafts and exhibits open

11 a,m.: Local Sustainability Heroes Panel

Noon: Lunch

12:30 p.m.: Live Music Starts

3 p.m.: Close

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