Kids will get to learn about guerrilla gardening with seed bombs and making recycled art during Earth Day activities at the Morgan E. Cline City Park in Centerville on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Appanoose Ecovision is sponsoring the free event and according to Jennifer Frampton, one of the organizers, the day isn’t just for kids, but for the whole community.
“Even though we’re really gearing it towards the kids, the adults will certainly find something to do,” said Frampton.
As for making seed bombs, it is one of the fun activities planned to help teach kids about plants and gardening.
“They mix mud with seed,” said Frampton. “You literally are supposed to throw them and they plant wherever they land. So it’s kind of like guerrilla gardening…there may be some wild prairie grass seed, some vegetable seed, some flower seed…so kids will get to pick I think what kind of seed they put in their bomb. And it’s a chance to get muddy. They love that.”
Kids will also be able to work on a bottle cap mural, go on a scavenger hunt and walk along a trail specially constructed for the day by Appanoose County Conservation Board.
“Their naturalist is setting up a guided trail that’s kind of like a Lorax theme so kids read the sign and then they can see the next sign and they have to walk up to it to figure out where to go from there,” said Frampton. “So it kind of gets them to move around the city park.”
The movie “The Lorax” will also be shown at 11 a.m. and there will be a watershed model on hand for kids to look at. Free trees will also be handed out during the event.