Thousand Oaks residents are invited to participate in Arbor Earth Day 2019. This free family-friendly event will take place at the Grant R. Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Music, food, games, and outdoor activities will be in the parking lot, and presentations will be in the Community Room.
The first presentation is at 10:30 a.m. and is designed to answer common questions and address misconceptions for people considering buying or leasing an electric vehicle. At 11:30 a.m., a presentation on the pros and cons of solar installation and home battery storage will be given. Nature Neighbors will be presented at 12:30 p.m. by Cathy Schoonmaker, a local biologist, explaining how to co-exist with bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions, and other wildlife in our neighborhoods. Firescaping, a method of landscaping that inhibits the spread of fires, will be presented by the City Arborist, Garrett Crawford at 1:20 p.m. A workshop on how to build healthy, disease resistant soils will be given at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and the Master Gardeners will lead a tour of their demonstration garden at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., where participants can learn about drought-resistant gardens from Chile, Australia, South Africa, Mediterranean, and California.
The event will include performances by Lacie Mae and acoustic trio Second Step, with a special appearance by singer/songwriter Paige Peel performing original songs including “Our Home”. Children can enjoy games and crafts, and there’ll be a trash truck to explore. Electric bikes and electric cars from car dealers, as well as local car owners will be displayed. There will be plant sales, raffles, giveaways, and the Shrimp vs Chef food truck will be on hand, along with other city and non-profit sustainability-related exhibitors.
For more information regarding Arbor Earth Day 2019, including the latest schedule of events and activities, visit www.toaks.org/aeday, or contact the City’s Sustainability Division at (805) 449-SAVE orGoGreen@toaks.org.