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  • Apr
    13

    Free Earth Day celebration at The Oregon Garden

    Posted by: Public Works - Environmental Services

    ​Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate the upcoming 48th annual Earth Day? Then head out to The Oregon Garden in Silverton for the 2017 Earth Day Fair. It will take place on April 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the only day of the year that admission to The Oregon Garden is free to all.

    The day will feature a number of earth-focused activities and presentations which include: how to master backyard composting, drive an electric car, make your own reusable bag and visit a pack of alpacas. Visitors are invited to enjoy The Oregon Garden's 80-acre botanical garden, featuring more than 20 specialty gardens.

    Educational exhibitors, along with several non-profit and student groups, will be located in the Garden's Grand Hall. The celebration highlights music from the Early College High School Emaa Da drumming band, Bush Elementary Marimba Band, the Woodburn High School Mariachi Band and a performance by the Valley Dance Academy studio dancers. Local food vendors will also offer a variety of tasty items for purchase.

    Free parking and shuttle service will be offered from the gravel lot north of Roth's Fresh Market in Silverton and free parking is offered at Robert Frost Elementary. On-site parking is available for $5.

    Visit www.oregongarden.org for additional details. The 2017 Earth Day Fair is presented by Marion County Environmental Services and The Oregon Garden.​

    Free Earth Day celebration at The Oregon Garden
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