Earth Day Versus Arbor Day in Memphis
Earth Day is observed on April 22 and was created in 1970 to increase awareness of environment issues and to inspire conservancy and protection of the Earth’s natural resources.
Arbor Day is observed nationally on the last Friday in April and was begun in 1872 to promote tree planting and care. Officially, the state of Tennessee observes Arbor Day on the first Friday in March.
If you’re looking to celebrate either one, or preferable both, here are some local Memphis events you can attend:
Shelby Farms – Celebrating April 17-23, Shelby Farms is by far the biggest Earth Day celebration in Memphis. Featured events like SkyFest and Down to Earth Festival are two of the biggest draws. Included in the events is live music, parties, egg hunt and eco-friendly knowledge! Visit the Shelby Farms website for further information.
Memphis Farmers Market – What better way to celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day than shopping at the local farmers market. It officially opened April 16th and the market features activities for the entire family! Shop to support the local economy and environment! Not to mention you’ll pick up some deliciously fresh items along the way!
How are you celebrating Earth Day this year?