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Protecting our Planet: Earth Day Celebration in the Garden

April 21 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM PDT

GECG Earth Day 2024 Flyer

GECG Earth Day 2024 FlyerTime: Sunday, April 21st, 9am-6pm PT, events throughout the day

Location: Good Earth Community Garden, 5546 Boden St, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Join Black Women for Wellness in partnership with Good Earth Community Garden for a beautiful day gardening, learning about beekeeping, making plant bombs, eating yummy food, and being in community.

There is a full calendar of events from 9am-6pm, so please stop in and enjoy the fun!

  • This is a plastic free event. Please bring your own reusable water bottle!
  • Got extra cardboard? Donate it to the garden!
  • Bring your veggie + fruit scraps for the compost pile!



  • 9:00am-10:00am Composting: Learn importance and basics of composting your fruit and vegetable scraps
  • 10:00 am-10:25am BEAK (Budding Earth Ambassador Kids): See children’s activity schedule below
  • 10:30am-11:00am Bioswale Flora & Fauna: What can be done to attract and reintroduce CA/LA area amphibians,
    insects and plants into our riparian environment
  • 11:00am-11:25am Gardening Basics: A look at sun, soil, seeds & water with Arefa Da Silva-Peters
  • 11:30am-12:00pm Beekeeping: Establishing a honeybee hive with Marissa Ayala and Kevin Ridley
  • Noon-1:30pm Garden Basketry for Beginners with Julia Han
  • Noon-12:45pm Environmental Justice: Join Ifeanyi “Ify” Nwonye of Black Women for Wellness to discuss
    what work the EJ Team does and connecting it to the theme of this year’s Earth Day
  • 1:00pm-2:00 pm What We’ve Done to Our Beautiful Planet and What We Might Be Able to Do to Save It:
    Industrialization and how it’s affected our natural environment with Steven Meeks
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm How to Stay Healthier in Our Toxic Environment: Women-led conversation on how to cope and live more comfortably in an unnatural world with Robin Strayhorn, Eva Karitta, Charmaine Shaw, Ajia Munns, Taiye Adeagbo, Brynne Filer (for women-identifying people only)
  • 3:30pm-4:00pm Greening Your Community: Discussing food justice as a way to repair communities with Black
    Women for Wellness
  • 4:00pm-6:00pm Food Demo + Tasting: “chefs” prepare various dishes
  • 7:00pm-until Two feature length documentary film screenings (to be announced)

Children’s Activities

  • 10:00am-10:20am Launch of BEAK (Budding Earth Ambassador Kids): This is a new plot area for children to just
    BEA-Kids and learn where their food comes from. This group prioritizes intergenerational learning between
    children & elders. Enjoy a brief program overview and sign up with Cole Hawthorne and Arefa Da Silva-Peters
  • 10:40am-11:25am Blindfold Touch Test: Use your senses to learn what plants our foods come from with
    Cal Jordan
  • 11:40am-12:20pm The Tiny Zoo: Collecting insects for a temporary one-day observational terrarium with
    Mia Bunn
  • 12:30pm-12:55pm Not So Creepy Crawlers: Establishing earthworm bins with Kevin Ridley
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Hotel Reservations Bee-ing Kept: Attracting CA native bees and building shelter to provide
    their housing with Patricia Lell

Ongoing Children’s Activities

  • 10:30am-until For the Birds: Foraging food for visiting poultry friends
  • 11:00am-until Kids Crafts: Rock painting, floral bouquets, chalk, and more with Cole Hawthorne
  • 12:30pm-until Face Painting with Mia Bunn

Ongoing Activities

  • Food in the Garden: Ongoing/at will – Various plot holders share plants for culinary use from various cultures
  • Get Grounded: Take shoes and socks off to let your feet feel the earth


April 21
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM PDT
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Good Earth Community Garden
5546 Boden St.
Los Angeles, 90016
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