Healthy Yards Earth Day Festival 4/28/19

Sunday, April 28, 2019
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Bedford Hills Train Station

RAIN OR SHINE!

Join us for music, food, family-fun, supplies, and info to help you to have a HEALTHY YARD this year, including:

  • Plant and Seed Swap
  • Free Tree Saplings and Pollinator Plants
  • Build Bee Hotels
  • Info on Landscaping Without Chemicals
  • Count Caterpillars and See Live Animals
  • Composting Tutorials
  • Participate in a Wildlife Treasure Hunt
  • Learn about Gardening for Pollinators
  • Become an iNaturalist Data Collector
  • Visit tables of local organizations and businesses who offer pollinator friendly services and others!
  • Rain or Shine!
 

The Shovel Ready String Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Recliners

Live Music

Food from local vendors

Kids crafts and treasure hunt!

Enjoy acoustic tunes from family band, The Recliners, and hear the Shovel Ready String Band perform bluegrass, country blues, and fiddle tunes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy delicious food from area vendors, and kids will enjoy games, crafts and a treasure hunt!

Chemical-Free Lawns Learn about how to have a healthy lawn without chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Take the No-Pesticide Pledge
with the Great Healthy Yard Project
Learn how a pesticide-free and chemical-free lawn will protect our drinking water and our health.
Composting and Leaves
with
Bedford 2020 and
Leave Leaves Alone
Sign up for Community Compost or learn the tips and tricks of composting at home and leaf mulching.
Native Plants vs. Invasives
with the Native Plant Center
What are invasive species? Why are natives better? For a healthy yard, you’ll want to know!

Plant and Seed Swap

Swap and share with your
neighbors! 

Click here for more info.

Seasoned gardeners,
try something new!
And offer some of your
“extra” to others.

Beginners,
come by and we can
help you get started
with healthy yard-friendly
seeds and plants.

Click here to learn more about what plants and seeds to bring and how to bring them.

How to Talk
to Your Landscaper
Get tips from professional landscapers on how to communicate better practices to your landscaper.
Branch Out!
with the Bedford Garden Club
Trees are natural pollution-control devices. We will have info about trees and FREE saplings available for you to take home and plant.
Vendor
and Organization
Tables
Nurseries, landscapers, and organizations who can help you have a healthy yard!

This is a zero waste event, please do not bring non-recyclable or compostable items and recycle or compost all refuse.

Click here to learn more about Healthy Yards

 Click here for the 2018 Press Release

Earth Day Volunteers 2018