Earth Day Festival is Looking for Pirate Themed T-shirt Designs

Decatur EArth Day is having an Earth Day Pirate themed t-shirt design contest! Kids in grades K-12 are welcome to submit a design. Designing a T-Shirt could be a classroom exercise or extracurricular fun for any interested artist. A list of prizes and the contest rules can be found at:

thCAZH006PThe grand prize entry will be on the 2013 Earth Day Celebration T-Shirt and all entries will be on display at the Decatur Library.

The entry deadline is Tuesday, March 26, 5pm and the winners will be notified by April 5.  All entries are due to the Oakhurst Garden of the Wylde Center, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA 30030 and must have a submission form attached to be included in the contest. Prizes will be awarded at the Earth Day Celebration at the Oakhurst Garden on April 21 at 1:30.

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Celebrate Earth Day in Oakhurst

Join us for the annual Earth Day Festival in Oakhurst on Sunday, April 22nd from 1 until 4pm. The event will be held in the Oakhurst Community Garden.

The event kicks off with an Earth Friendly Parade that begins at 12:30pm in Harmony Park. The Black Sheep Ensemble will be leading the parade and the community is invited to decorate their bikes, wagons or strollers and march along as the parade winds its way to the Garden. Parade participants are encouraged to dress up in their interpretation of Earth Day!

Enjoy the music of The TAASK, a youth band from the metro area from 1:45 – 2:30pm, then listen to Decatur’s own Wonder-Nerds from 2:45 – 3:40pm.

Author Cathy Kaemmerlen will be signing her latest book Buzz on Honeybees.

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Earth Day Festival in Oakhurst Garden This Sunday



Decatur Earth Day Festival, Sunday, April 17, 2011


Presented by Latham Home Sanitation


Join us for the 41st anniversary of Earth Day and a great chance for members of the community to come together and participate at the city’s OFFICIAL Earth Day Party!  

The event is absolutely FREE!

 Location: Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA  30030
Time: 1-4 p.m.

Parade: Come as you are.  Dress up your bike. No cars please.  Or watch from the sides.  Line up starts at noon in downtown Oakhurst. If you are walking in the parade, join the group from noon-12:30 p.m. to claim your spot. Parade begins at 12:30 p.m. in Harmony Park (East Lake Drive/Oakview Road) and walks down Oakview Road to the Oakhurst Community Garden Project. 

 Kids Crafts: More than 15 crafts will be offered to the kids.  

 Vendors and Raptors!: More than 25 businesses and non-profits will be on hand.  Learn about a new organization or purchase a plant!

 Music on the Mainstage:  
2-2:45pm Hill Roberts
3-3:34pm  Nancy Kaye

 Food Vendors: Popsicles, coffee, baked goods, sandwiches, and more yummy food

 Cake Contest:  We hope you are baking an Earth Themed cake!  All ages, no restrictions.  Drop off between 10 am.-noon at the Oakhurst Garden’s house, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA  30030. Please leave your name, telephone number, and age.  Families, groups, and individuals are welcome to submit.  Judging occurs at 1 p.m., winners announced at 1:30ish from the stage,  and the cakes will be served to the public at 2 p.m.

 New this year is a Community Phone Book Recycling Project sponsored by PitStop. Bring your old phone books to fill up a portolet! Let’s see how many phone books we can fit in there! Your phone books will be used by Patterson Services to grind with clean wood and send the byproduct to Visy Paper.  Visy Paper uses what they receive from Patterson Services to produce bio fuel.

 Earth Day T-Shirt: Winner announced at 1:30 p.m. from the stage.  T-shirts for both kids and adults featuring the winning design are available for purchase.

 The 2011 The Sally Wylde Cultivating Life Award recipient will also be announced on the bandstand starting at 1:30 p.m.

The Earth Day event is offered free to the community by Latham Home Sanitation, the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, the City of Decatur, the City of Decatur Environmental Sustainability Board, the Waldorf School of Atlanta, Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool, Agnes Scott College, and PitStop.


Cars: If you are participating in the parade, please park your car at the Vision Properties parking lot in downtown Oakhurst.  You can also park along Oakview Road leading up to the Oakhurst Community Garden Project.

Bikes: We will have a bike parking tent available again this year behind the stage.

Walkers: Thank you for walking.

 Check out  for more info.

 Oakhurst Community Garden Project, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur, GA  30030,

See you on Sunday at the Oakhurst Community Garden!