Earth Day is April 22nd. Let’s take a day to invest in our planet!
Join the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation and Caramel Connections and learn how you can play a part in conservation and ecology with Master Gardener presentations and Inland Empire Resource Conservation District workshops.
This event will include family friendly activities, self guided tours of the Seeds of Joy Community Farm, volunteer opportunities, and more.
Volunteers are needed to help pull weeds, plant seedlings, and help beautify the garden.
Gardening tools will be provided
Please wear closed-toed shoes for gardening
Free snacks for volunteers while supplies last
The first Earth Day was held in April 1970, before the Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Act or Clean Water Act even existed. At that time, there were simply no laws in place aimed at protecting the environment.
According to earthday.org, a book by Rachel Carson titled “Silent Spring” released in 1962 helped begin raising public awareness and concern for the environment. It sold more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries.Then, according to the EPA, in the spring of 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to bring the issue into the national spotlight. After 20 million Americans demonstrated across the country, Congress authorized the creation of a new federal agency to tackle environmental issues, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in December 1970.