Going green for Earth Day in Chilliwack on April 21

It’s shaping up to be a jam-packed Earth Day event in Chilliwack on April 21.

It’s shaping up to be a jam-packed Earth Day event in Chilliwack on April 21.

The launch of community gardens will be celebrated along with garden tours, live music, and a chance to break a Guinness world record for cloth-diaper changes.

“Earth Day Chilliwack is about bringing community together, learning, sharing and being part of creating a sustainable city,” said Dayna Fidler, one of the event organizers, and a SOL farmer.

A range of activities centred on the environment are being organized both inside and out at the Mathieson Centre on Wells Road, including the blessing of the Chilliwack Society for Community Living Community Gardens.

The day-long event has the potential to unite everyone around some common ideas like the need for enhanced food security.

“This is going to be a great event for all ages connecting with many amazing community members in our Fraser Valley.

“Earth Day is something we should celebrate every day, but we are going to showcase how we, as a community, make the earth a better place together one day of the year,” she said.

A pancake breakfast will lead up to the opening ceremonies at 10 a.m., with a drum circle and garden blessing, and then a ribbon cutting.

There’s a barbecue lunch set for noon and throughout the day there will be garden tours, as well as lots of goodies and organics to purchase and lots of earth-related tips to learn about.

Find out more about some of the speakers, exhibitors and vendors who will be at the event at Earthdaychilliwack.wordpress.com.

Earth Day Chilliwack is April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 45195 Wells Road at the Mathieson Centre.

Then on April 28, everyone is invited back by Food Matters Chilliwack for the launch of the Plant A Row/Grow A Row program and Seedy Saturday starting at 12:30 p.m., also at the community gardens site, outside the Mathieson Centre.