Earth Day Savannah happens this Saturday in and around Forsyth Park from 8 a.m. through the afternoon's Earth Day Wheelie Bike Ride around the historic district. Of particular interest this year is the new 'Silent Sports Done in Nature' workshop series.
RecycleRama happens from 8-11 a.m. Bring paint, tires, motor oil, waste cooking oil, unused and expired medications, batteries, electronics, and Goodwill items.
The Forsyth Farmers' Market goes on as usual, but with extended hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Workshops are from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; see below for specific info.
Music by local bands includes:
11 a.m.-noon, The Moon and You
12:30-1:30 p.m., The Trainwrecks
2-3 p.m., Sincerely Iris
Sustainable Living Workshops
11am-12pm Get back on your bicycle
John Bennett, Savannah Bicycle Campaign
Learn to evaluate a bicycle to determine if it needs only minor adjustments or a trip to the bike shop to be roadworthy.
12pm-1pm Growing Culinary Mushrooms
Kelly Lockamy, Savannah Urban Garden Alliance
How to grow at home for year round harvest and culinary diversity. Mushroom starter kits available.
1pm-2pm Natural healing in your spice rack
Pete Broadhead, Brighter Day Natural Foods
Learn about maximizing your health and wellness using common herbs and spices from your kitchen.
2pm-3pm Home Energy Conservation
Garrison Marr, City of Savannah
Learn quick things you can do at no or low cost, and find out what impact a bigger home improvement might make.
3pm-4pm Edible Landscapes
David Malpass, Savannah Urban Garden Alliance
Learn about incorporating perennials such as berry bushes and fruit trees with this introduction to managing an edible landscape.
Silent Sports Done in Nature Workshops
Nigel & Kristen Law, Savannah Canoe and Kayak
Join local guides and owners of Savannah Canoe and Kayak Nigel and Kristen Law for this introduction.
12:30pm-1:30pm Rock Climbing
Savannah Climbing Coop
Climbing? On what rocks? Between the Savannah Climbing Coop's indoor bouldering gym and weekend trips to some of the Southeast's best climbing spots, the climbing community is alive and well in Savannah.
1:30pm-2:30pm Kayak Fishing
Trey Leggett, Coastal Georgia Kayak Fishing
A great way to lower its environmental impact and access some beautiful stretches of our coastline
2:30pm-3:30pm Trail Running
Tim Waz, Lowcountry Ultras
Tim Waz of Lowcounty Ultras will share the basics of trail running, safety, and some of his favorite trails.
12-12:30pm Native Animals of Georgia
Burton 4H Center
Join some of Burton 4H Center's furry, feathered, and scaled friends to learn about some of Georgia's native animals.
12:30-1pm Veggie Costume Making & Parade
Forsyth Farmers' Market & West Broad St. YMCA
Who wouldn't want to dress up as a beet and parade around? Materials and veggie inspiration will be provided.
1-1:30pm Story Time
Live Oak Public Library
Join LOPL libraries sharing their favorite children's stories about our earth and environment.
1:30pm-2pm Native Animals of Georgia
Burton 4H Center
Miss the earlier session? Don't worry, you can still join some of Burton 4H Center's furry, feathered, and scaled friends to learn about some of Georgia's native animals.
Wheelie Bike Ride
The Savannah Bicycle Campaign presents the Sixth Annual Savannah Earth Day Wheelie Bike Ride on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The free, family-friendly ride departs from the south end of Forsyth Park at 4 p.m. An after-ride party, the Post Wheelie Dealie, will be held at the new location of Blowin' Smoke BBQ, 1611 Habersham St., at 5 p.m.
This is the first group ride organized after the Savannah Bicycle Campaign's founding and it remains one of its most popular events. The police-escorted ride through some of Savannah's most picturesque neighborhoods will emphasize the fun and benefits of bicycling.