On Saturday, May 4th, Medford Square will get a little greener—and cleaner—thanks to several local organizations and businesses that are working together. For the third year in a row, Green Medford and many friends will bring you the Medford Square Earth Day Clean-up and Festival. The festival will be held on from 9:30 to 2 pm, under tents at the Medford Farmers Market location on Riverside Avenue, across the street from the Hyatt Place Hotel.
The activities will include:
A welcome by the Mayor
– Announcement of the 2013 Medford Green Awards application (9:30-10 am)
– Cleanup activities 10am-12pm
– Gardening workshops 10am-12:45pm
– Open-air yoga class
– Lunch for participants (12-1pm)
– Environmental bike tour (12:30-2pm)
All activities are open to the public and are free to participants.
About the Greening of the Garden Workshops
While some volunteers are cleaning and sweeping the Square and other nearby areas, others can take part in a series of short, fun workshops throughout the morning, with hands-on activities for children and adults. The workshops will help new and experienced gardeners to incorporate environmentally friendly elements into the garden. Workshops will include How to Build a Wall Garden from a Recycled Pallet, How to Divide Plants, Soil Health & Composting, Crop Crates, and more. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:00- Patio Veggie Container Garden (Medford Farmers Market)
10:20- Crop Crates Demonstration (Crop Crates Company)
10:40- Planting in a Recycled Container (Doolittle Flora)
11:00- How to Divide Plants ( Medford Garden Club)
11:20- Soil Health, Composting, Make your own seed pot (Tufts Garden Club)
12:00- Make a Wall Garden from a Pallet (Alex Jean)
12:20- Seasonality (Tufts Garden Club)
The festival is made possible due to the generous support of Awakened Warrior Yoga, Barbara Pennucci, Bestsellers Cafe, the City of Medford, Dave’s Fresh Pasta, Flatbread Pizza, Friends of the Mystic River, Green Medford, Medford Boys & Girls Club, Medford Farmers Market, Mystic Coffee Roaster, Mystic River Watershed Association, Next Step Living, Tufts University, Whole Foods, and Xtreme Ninja Martial Arts.
The gardening workshops are being organized by several local organizations including Tufts Garden Club, Medford Garden Club, Doolittle Flora, and the Medford Farmers Market. Additional supporters include Crop Crates Company and Mystic Art Gallery.
For more information about the festival, email email@example.com or call 781-526-4714.