Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow (BCAS) invites everyone to celebrate nature at their third annual Earth Day Festival, held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14, at the beautiful and historic Honey Hollow Watershed, in New Hope.
The festival is a family-friendly community event designed to connect people of all ages to the natural world and inspire a love for the environment. Participants can learn about local conservation organizations, purchase natural and environmentally friendly products and connect with nature through live animal presentations, bird walks, bug hunts, stream stomps, nature storytime with the Doylestown Library and more.
As spring nudges the Earth into awakening, Greenshire Arts Consortium is developing two new groups designed to allow adults and families to experience the Earth as a conduit for inspiration, creativity and deeper connection to self. Interested readers are invited to contact Greenshire Arts.
Rediscovering Your Passion is an immersion group for adults. Using a ladder metaphor, the group will explore seven rungs of a ladder that rests in the soil at the root of each person’s tree of life. The seven rungs represent seven creative catalysts: Earth, body, altar, elements, archetypal, spirit and divine. Time will be spent both indoors and outdoors.
Families are invited to join Playing Mindfully with Earth. In this series, families will take special care of a garden plot, flowers or veggies, watching the Earth unfold through all of its seasons. Participants will bring together passions for discovery, storytelling, gardening and sharing meals.
Arlene Curley, Greenshire Arts director, enthuses, “Greenshire has a magic that will help you bring form to your inner visions. Whether you’re a dreamer, artist, parent, gardener, writer or kid—there is a space for you.”
Location: 3620 Sterner Mill Rd., Quakertown. For more information, contact Kristin Moyer, of Conscious Connections, or Arlene Curley at 215-538-0976, email Info@GreenshireArts.org or visit GreenshireArts.org. See listings, page 37.
The Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve will hold its “Wild About Flowers” Spring Garden Gala from 5 to 10 p.m., April 26, at the Preserve in New Hope. All money raised at the gala will benefit post-storm woodland restoration and planting of new trees at the preserve.
Last year the Earth Day Network, viaEarthDayNetwork.org, succeeded in signing up more than 1 billion people around the world eager to perform at least one act of green for Earth Day, the largest civic observance in the world, annually observed on April 22. Their 2014 goal is 2 billion people making a commitment. We hope to see you at a local event highlighted on page 16.
Although the phenomena of global warming and climate change have been in our vocabulary for years, sufficient answers are hardly closer. This year we were unkindly introduced to a new twist called the Polar Vortex. That alone should be a sufficient wake up call that “the times, they are a-changin’,” as Bob Dylan presciently noted decades ago.
Come gather ‘round people, Wherever you roam And admit that the waters, Around you have grown And accept it that soon, You’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you, Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For the times, they are a-changin’.
This year’s National Park Week, from April 20 to 28, centered on Earth Day, will offer free weekday admission to all 398 national parks from April 22 to 26, adding 134 more historic sites, preserves, recreation areas and other sites to the usual 264 with no entrance fee. Earth Day’s 43rd anniversary celebrations in America and worldwide will encourage everyone to join in the next “billion acts of green,” aligned with the theme: The Face of Climate Change. Continue reading →