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Cowichan gearing up for Earth Day fun

Peter Nix of Cowichan Carbon Busters, assisted by the students of Dwight International School, erect a giant carbon cube for Earth Day across the school. - Andrew Leong
Peter Nix of Cowichan Carbon Busters, assisted by the students of Dwight International School, erect a giant carbon cube for Earth Day across the school.
— image credit: Andrew Leong

Easter weekend is traditionally the time to celebrate renewal.

And that message is certainly not lost on Cowichan’s green community this year.

Members are celebrating by hosting an Earth Day party Saturday to celebrate all things eco-friendly and green

The event will centre on displays and demonstrations between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., at Charles Hoey Park, in downtown Duncan .

Demos will include: How to build your own potato tower planter: bicycle powered displays; seed-saving and “Can”-struction contest.

Also on the agenda is an Easter Egg Hunt throughout downtown Duncan and a green mall including non-profit environmental groups, artisans of sustainable crafts, and eco-minded businesses.

The main stage will feature live music and a mix of storytellers.

Also on tap is the Green Footprint Challenge hunt for the green shoe. Details and clues at Duncan Mall.

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