Strawbery Banke Museum invites visitors to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 14th as a volunteer for Garden Cleanup Day, 8:30am-12:30pm. An annual tradition, the Earth Day volunteers help accomplish what would otherwise be three months of work in just a few hours. As a token of appreciation and the sustainability mission of Earth Day, Strawbery Banke rewards volunteers with complimentary heirloom seeds for plants with strong regional ties. With spring and Strawbery Banke’s Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds on the Banke (April 21-29) on the horizon, this garden clean-up is perfectly timed. Rain date: Sunday, April 15th.
Volunteers should arrive at the TYCO Visitors Center at Strawbery Banke Museum for work assignments and refreshments (compliments of Starbucks) at 8:30 am. Participants should bring appropriate clothing, gloves and any gardening tools they may prefer to use. A complimentary pizza/pot luck lunch follows the morning’s work, at 12:30. Pizza is donated by Flatbread Company of Portsmouth. The event is free but advance registration is requested for planning purposes.