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HRM’s Earth Day Activities
April 22, 2010

(Wednesday, April 21, 2010) - The Mayor, Councillors, and HRM staff will be participating in a number of Earth Day activities throughout the region:

1. Dartmouth HarbourFront Trail walk for a morning break, meet in the Dartmouth Ferry Terminal parking lot by the Trans Canada Trail Pavilion, When: 10:30-11:00 am. Put on your walking shoes, fill your water bottle and hit the trail!

2. Bike Ride - 6 km bike ride starting and finishing at Grand Parade, When: noon-1:00 pm, in partnership with the Halifax Cycling Coalition, Clean Nova Scotia and Halifax Regional Police. Everyone welcome. Rain or shine. Will include a stop at the Dalhousie Campus Bike Centre. Grab your bike, helmet and water bottle and join in the fun.

3. Ecology Action Centre Donation - In addition to a donation of two rain barrels from Halifax Water, Mayor Kelly will give a $1,000 donation on behalf of HRM to the Ecology Action Centre to support community gardens through the Urban Garden Project. Where: City Hall. When: 12 noon.

4. Interpretive Nature Walk in Fleming Park (The Dingle) - Come join the staff and youth leaders of HRM’s Adventure Earth Centre for an evening of earth walk and nature activities followed by displays and refreshments. Where: Adventure Earth Centre, 68 Parkhill Road, Halifax (the little stone church in Fleming Park) When: 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Everyone welcome.

5. Potato Tower-Building Workshop at the Findlay Community Centre, Dartmouth, 26 Elliot Street—adjacent to Sullivan’s Pond in Dartmouth. When: 5:30—6:30 pm. Everyone Welcome. Rain or Shine. In the event of rain the workshop will move inside to Room 101. In partnership with the Goodness Grows Dartmouth Gardening Association and the Ecology Action Centre. This spud’s for you… Earth day in the garden, build your own potato tower! Come learn how to grow potatoes in small, urban spaces using vertical potato towers. Using affordable building materials and simple design, the towers allow any urban garden to grow a full harvest of potatoes. During the workshop they will build a tower for the Goodness Grows Garden and share design plans and growing tips for your home or community garden.



Richard MacLellan
Manager Sustainable Environment Management Office, Phone: 490-6056




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