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5th Annual Earth Day South LA: Growing Our Own

On Saturday April 6th Community Services Unlimited and numerous partners and sponsors will hold the 5th annual Earth Day South LA Festival, an educational, fun and safe event for the whole family.

Join us as we celebrate our collective vision for a more vibrant and earth-friendly South Los Angeles with this year's theme, GROWING OUR OWN, visible throughout the event. Participate in service projects, all day activities for kids, cooking demos and workshops including gardening with natives, recycled art, and yoga. This growing grassroots movement demonstrates what people can do with limited resources and endless commitment once we organize with each other resourcefully to spark the power shift. Together we envision an annual Earth Day event where community residents come together in a safe environment to have fun, celebrate our foods and cultures, learn about and participate in sustainable practices, and connect with each other and organizations working to make positive change in our neighborhood.

GROWING OUR OWN: food, community, jobs, businesses, leaders. This is a plastic water bottle free event, please bring water bottles if you have them, water stations with paper cups will be available at the event Look out for updates at earthdaysouthla.org; you can go there now to check out passed years' events.

WORKSHOPS: Making a Seed Bomb, West African Dance, Yoga, Earth Medicine, American Tribal Belly Dance, Fruit Tree Pruning, How to Make A Seed Bomb, Composting, Zumba Dance, Writing Poetry

ACTIVITIES: Painting At An Easel For Kids, Making Herb/Fruit Iced Tea, Using Aloe To Heal and Nourish, TOL Fruit Pick, Vegan Food Sampling, Posture and Fitness Assessments with Biomechanix

CHEF DEMOS WITH: Bryce Fluellen, Garden Gateway, Mirabel Diaz

STAGE LINE-UP INCLUDES: Just Wanna Step Homegrowne, Normandie School Orchestra, Guerilla Queenz, A Place Called Home, Joannne, Damon-Greedy City, Real Ridaz, Eushela, Sheldon .AND MORE

LIVE ART WITH: Duce, Heng, Jeyd and LA Life Style

INFORMATION TABLES: Hunger Action LA, Community Build, Community Coalition, LA Community Action Network, Garden Gateway, TreePeople, BioMechanix, St.John's Clinic, Heal the Bay, Bus Riders Union, Garden School Foundation, Food and Water Watch, TRUST South LA, UMMA Community Clinic, California African American Museum, 50th Street Youth Program, Master Gardener Program

RAFFLE PRIZES INCLUDE: Museum Passes, Yoga Class Gift Certificates, Jewelry Gift Certificates, Book Gift Certificates, Patagonia Items, CSU Produce Bags

AND MORE..Free Bike Valet Service and Bike Organizations' Table with Bike Info and free bike safety checks, Craft and Jewelry Vendors, Food Vending From Chichen Itza and CSU,

Call or email us if you would like to vend, share information, run a workshop, or perform at this year's event.

In partnership with Normandie Avenue Elementary School, Veg Fund, Hunger Action LA, Guerrilla Food Not Bombs and more

visit our webpage at www.earthdaysouthla.org for more information!

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