(Helena Rose, Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission)
The Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission and the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority are combining efforts with that of the local business community to host the 4th annual Ferndale Green Week. The week of events are an opportunity for residents to not only celebrate Earth Day 2012 but also get to know some local businesses that are doing their part to help celebrate the earth year-round.
The participating businesses are locally owned and have shown commitment to green business practices in ways such as recycling, use of organic or local ingredients, or by encouraging an earth-friendly lifestyle with their products. This 4th year of Green Week is a testament to the commitment of local officials, businesses and residents to keeping Ferndale a progressive community with its concern for the environment and local economy.
Activities planned for the week include presentations on gardening, story time for children, a day devoted to supporting local businesses as well as activities like a 25 mile bike ride and a party held at The Loving Touch. Details
Major events during the week include:
Tues. April 17th– The FESC is hosting the event with special presenters from Green Thumb Garden Center on Starting Seedlings and Early Direct Seeding. 7pm-9pm at the Ferndale Public Library 7pm-9pm Ferndale Library (222 E. Nine Mile Rd)
PLUS raffle with prizes from Green Thumb:
1st prize: T-5 lighting for seed germination with heat mat, 81-pellet germination station, 12 packets of vegetable seeds, and 12 Quarts Happy Frog soil
2nd prize: Push reel lawn mower
ALSO: free treats from Avalon Int’l Breads!!
Fri. April 20-Celebration Day
Celebrate the 4th annual Ferndale Green Week with a party!!
7pm-11pm at The Loving Touch (22634 Woodward)
Free massages, free beverages, free healthy food, prizes, info and vendors. Plus the FESC will announce the Ferndale Green Business of the Year award.
The Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission was founded in 2007 to provide policy recommendations to the City Council on environmental issues, including, but not limited to, solid waste and recycling, alternative energy and energy reduction, carbon output, pollution and water quality. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/FESC48220.