The Committee for Environmental Responsibility(CER), Instructional and Informational Technology Services(IITS), Haverford Garden Initiative(HGI) and the Arboretum have a variety of opportunities for college community members this coming Earth and Arbor Days. Attend all or just one or two.
Earth Day-Friday April 22, 2011
Electronics Recycling: Bring those old computers, cell phones, keyboards etc. to Sharpless Triangle between 9 and 3. Capitol Asset Recycling will have a truck to take old equipment off your hands. Everyone who brings an article to be recycled will be entered into a raffle.
Wildflower Planting: Join the horticulturists in the meadow by the pond. Mike Startup and Carol Wagner will be there between 11 and 2 assisting volunteers in planting 800+ wildflower plugs.
The Lorax: Horticulturist, Mike Startup will be reading his daughter’s favorite Dr. Seuss book on Founder’s porch at 4:30. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax, who speaks for the trees against the greedy Once-ler.
HCA Trail Planting: Help beautify the new HCA driveway and learn about storm water management. At noon, join Grounds Manager Claudia Kent and learn about wet site tolerant plants. Sponsored by CER.
Thursday April 28, 2011
Arbor Day Planting: Join the Arboretum (one day early) on Founder’s Green to replace the Red Maple that was removed. At Noon, Arboretum Director Bill Astifan will give a brief presentation that will be followed by a plant giveaway.
Arbor Day-Friday April 29, 2011
Orchard Planting: Due to new residence hall construction many of the older fruit trees were removed.The Committee for Environmental Responsibility(CER) will be hosting a tree planting in the orchard where participants will be helping keep Haverford history alive. This activity is hosted in conjunction with the Haverford Garden Initiative, a student organization with a mission to create food gardens and similar green spaces on campus for the benefit and use of the Haverford Community. HGI seeks to reconnect the Haverford Community to the physical landscape and to the process of food production that is rooted in the land.
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