MARCH 20 & MAY 15
Perennial & Rain Garden workshops at Community Greenhouse Partners
Sunday, March 20 and Sunday, May 15, from 12-4pm. On March 20, we will learn various methods for starting perennials from seed or pots, what sorts of benefits different native species bring to the garden, and what perennials can bring to a permaculture food system. On May 15, we will learn to select native plants and design a rain garden or bioswale, learn the benefits of green infrastructure including a lower sewer bill, and participants can take part in a rain barrel painting and connector workshop – a limited number of rain barrels will be provided, and participants are also free to bring their own.
Aveda April Clean Water Events
Every year in April, Ohio Sierra Club partners with Aveda Salons throughout Ohio to raise money for clean water at various fundraising events. Please consider attending Aveda fundraisers and supporting your Sierra Club team! You can find out more at the event Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/events/459305237588807/
Many of our partner salons throughout the region will be hosting in-store raffles, including rain barrel art raffles. If you are interested in buying a raffle ticket for a beautiful and unique painted rain barrel with connector kit, or other Aveda prize, contact your local Aveda salon, or ask Jessica Ferrato to direct you to your closest partner salon. If you are interested in helping to distribute rain barrels and/or Sierra Club literature and materials out this year, please get in touch – we can use all the help we can get during the first half of March sanding, priming, and delivering to the salons!
For more information about upcoming volunteer opportunities, cleanups, and workshops, please contact Jessica Ferrato or fill out the form here: http://goo.gl/forms/BY88xxd6xE
Join Northeast Ohio Sierra Club Group at EarthFest 2016, which will be held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds on April 17th, 10 am to 5 pm. This year celebrates the Year of Clean Transportation in conjunction with Mayor Frank Jackson’s Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative. The event will feature over 270 exhibits, biodiesel powered amusement park rides, food trucks, local microbrews, all day music on five stages, petting zoos, urban farm animals, chef demos, water workshops, sheep dog herding demos, and much more!
Visit http://www.earthdaycoalition.org/ for complete event information
APRIL 21 – 23
Race, Food & Justice Conference: Analyzing the Urban Food Movement Through a Social Justice Lens!
Environmental Health Watch, Rid-All Green Partnership, and Case Western Reserve University’s Social Justice Institute have come together once again for the
The three-day conference will be held at locations on Case Western Reserve University Campus and in the University Circle area beginning Thursday, April 21st through Saturday, April 23rd, 2016.
Limited number of scholarships available for free Urban Agriculture Training at Rid-All Farm. For more information and to register: https://case.edu/socialjustice/
THIS CONFERENCE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY!
From 3-7pm on April 22, Bella Capelli Sanctuario in Westlake is hosting, with proceeds to benefit Sierra Club. This is a great opportunity to get an amazing Aveda cut or salon service at rock-bottom prices – look good, feel great, save money, and donate to a worthy cause, all in one afternoon! To schedule an appointment during the Cut-A-Thon, call 440-899-1225.
Cleveland VegFest 2016
Brought to you by The Cleveland Vegan Society and Jakprints. Save the date!
Cleveland VegFest 2016 is fast approaching! We have announced our stellar lineup of speakers and have opened up our registration to vendors and sponsors. First Merit Convention Center of Cleveland (Formerly the Cleveland Convention Center)
Black River Cleanup
Don’t forget to save May 7th for the Black River Cleanup in Lorain!
Corona Garden and Landscape Tool Grant
Grant applications are limited to schools, community gardens, wellness and rehabilitation facilities and civic events that give back to the community.
• What: Up to 22 grants awarded per year, no more than 2 per month
• When: Applications accepted all year
• Click here for more information and to apply!
➡ Every Monday: Meat-Free Monday. Meat production uses tremendous amounts of water and is one of the greatest sources of methane emissions. Methane is 80%-100% more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon in a 20 year time period. For more information about Meat-Free Mondays go to: neosierragroup.org/meat-free-mondays
Contact Jessica Ferrato at email@example.com to sign up for a cleanup or a workshop, arrange a drop-off of donated items for a fundraiser, help prepare & distribute rain barrels to salons, volunteer to help out with any event, or find out more!
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SATURDAYS 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Saturday Walks at the Nature Center Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
2600 S. Park Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44120 (Map)
Meet at the front door to the exhibit area each Saturday for a walk around our trails led by the weekend naturalist. Free! For a Nature Walk Schedule, call (216) 321-5935 or visit www.shakerlakes.org
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3RD MONDAY EVERY MONTH, 6-8 PM
City Fresh Mondays
Great Lakes Brewing Company Cellar
A monthly gathering of folks who want to learn, have dialogues and collaborate on issues related to food, health, community development and the environment. Hosted by the New Agrarian Center and Great Lakes Brewing Company. Free! For more info, contact Brad Masi, NAC Executive Director
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Other Resources for Fun Activities Cleveland Metroparks
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
216-524-1497 or 440-546-5991
Lake County Metroparks
Native Plant Society of Northeast Ohio
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
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