This Earth Day, Locust Point Civic Association and the Locust Point Garden Club are asking Bronxites to take small actions that will lead to big change.
On Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the civic association and the garden club will host its second annual Earth Day celebration at the Locust Point Civic Association Club House, located at 3300 Tierney Place.
Locust Point Garden Club president Valerie Wilson said, “We had our first one in 2010 and it was very successful. This year we are going to focus on homeowner education, greening your home, and energy efficiency.”
Wilson said there will be several speakers present at Saturday’s event including Deborah Kavakos from Stone Ridge Farms, Andy Padian from Green Home NYC, Iggy Terranova the citywide community affairs officer for the NYC Department of Sanitation.
“Deborah from Stone Ridge Farm will be talking to us about the benefits of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA),” Wilson said. “Basically she will be walking us through a year in the life of an organic farmer.”
Kavakos said she has prepared a slide show presentation to show people what a year at the farm is all about.
“I am going to talk about a year in the life of the farm through the different seasons,” Kavakos said. “It will show the different activities throughout the farm and how it relates to CSA members. We’ll take a look at the different vegetables we’re growing.”
The association coordinated its first CSA group this year, and is expecting their first delivery on June 11.
“So far we have 14 families, but another half dozen are saying they want to join,” Chrys Napolitano said.
Families who attend the Earth Day celebration will also have to opportunity to join the Locust Point CSA.
In addition to the speakers, the celebration will give families the opportunity to buy tickets for a Earth Day raffle. The prized will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack baskets which will all feature healthy, local, organic food.
“There will be baked goods for sale and other kind of snacks and food,” Wilson said. “We always have really good and healthy food.”
For children attending the event, there will be a local story teller who will read an earth day theme story, a sing a-long, and a seed planting workshop.