The City of Austin's interdepartmental Grow Green team will participate in the Earth Day celebration. Come visit our tent to get earth-wise gardening advice, pickup educational materials, take an #ATXGrowGreen photo, and get giveaways like native seeds.
Earth Day 2017 organizers want to leave the Huston-Tillotson University campus even nicer than it already is. To that end, they're partnering with neighboring rainwater veterans -- the Blackshear Bridge team that created the City's first rainscape rebate project across the street at Blackshear Elementary School. With the help of volunteers including Festival attendees, Blackshear Bridge will create a permanent rainscape feature at HT during Earth Day. The rainscape will optimize water flow in an area of the campus that is highly visible from both the Davage-Durden Student Union Dining Hall and the Chicon Street entrance to the HT campus. By creating a rainscape in this location, Earth Day 2017 will capture water flow that would typically flow onto pavement and at the same time, provide that water for beautiful, butterfly and hummingbird-friendly, Texas native pollinator plants. Festival attendees can learn about rainscaping both from helping to create this new HT rainscape and by attending a workshop on the Discovery Stage called "Top Strategies to Keep Water ON Your Property".
To volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Donna Hoffman, 512-299-5776.