Earth & Ocean Month on Whidbey

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April 25th it’s a great Earth Day line up at Greenbank Farm! 

Community dance with PETE, Whidbey’s ultimate garage band, following the festival at 6 pm

1 pm: Native trees and plants nature walk with Kevin Zobrist, WSU Island County Extension forestry specialist. Afterward, Zobrist will be available to sign copies of his new book, Native Trees of Western Washington.

2 pm: Chemistry CO2: Ocean Acidification with Rick Baker of Whidbey Watershed Stewards. . Learn the basic chemistry you need to navigate in this world of ocean acidification and climate change.

3:30 pm: 9th Annual Community Peace Picture, with music by Linda Good & Island Strings

unnamed4 pm: Keynote with Kristin Ohlson, author of The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet, followed by book signing. The Soil Will Save Us is a finalist for the 2015 Oregon Book Awards.

LISTEN to Kristin Ohlson talk about her book:

Kristin Ohlson is the granddaughter of farmers and the daughter of avid gardeners. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Salon, Discover, and elsewhere. Her article about burning coal mines was collected in Best American Science Writing 2011. More information here.

Ongoing:

  • Children’s activities led by Whidbey Audubon and the South Whidbey High School Green Team
  • Networking and informational displays
  • Solar Farm Tours
  • Organic Farm School Tours

MORE EVENTS THROUGHOUT APRIL 

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For more on events, classes and presentations connect to Earth Day Whidbey

For more on April 18th Welcome the Whales Parade & Festival visit Orca Network

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