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Hopewell Valley Green Week recognizes Earth Day with education and celebration

by Amie Rukenstein

Green Week will be celebrated throughout the HVRSD school system next week – learn more about it here.

Through the generous support of Sustainable Jersey for Schools and NJEA, the Green Week organizers are pleased to present the return of the Eco Lunch and Learn series at Hopewell Valley Central High School. All events will take place in the Media Center from April 22 through 26. This is open to the community – learn more here

Check out the HVGW youtube channel here

Learn about the history of the land and its Lenni-Lenape caretakers here.

Other community events:

Potato PlantingHowell Living History Farm
Saturday, April 20, 10am – 4 pm
Visitors of all ages can join workhorses Bill and Jesse to help plant a field of potatoes that will yield over 2,000 pounds of food for local soup kitchens. While farmers drive the horses and steer the plow to open up the rows, helpers will follow behind with baskets of seeds and place them in the furrows. Over the next 4 months, the field will be weeded and hilled by interns and volunteers…before visitors again help to harvest the crop in mid-August.
Children’s Craft: Potato Printing (11:00–3:00)
More information

Spring Native Plant Sales
D&R Greenway Land Trust
Thursday, April 25 – Saturday, April 27
Stop by the Native Plant Nursery at the Johnson Education Center during the Spring 2024 plant sale to browse the selection of native plants. Talk to our stewardship team and volunteers to learn what plants will thrive in your garden.
More information

NJ Youth Climate Justice & Action Summit
The Watershed Institute
Sunday, April 28, 11am – 3pm
Optional hike at 3 pm
This event is an exciting opportunity for student climate, sustainability, and environmental justice leaders to come together to learn from one another. The day will include sessions on the Sunrise Movement, the NJ Green Amendment, and youth climate litigation. There will also be a roundtable discussion where students can share the work they are doing in their schools and organizations. At 3 pm, students will have the option to participate in a hike and explore the trails of the beautiful Watershed Institute! It is free to attend the summit, and a vegan/vegetarian lunch will be provided. 
Registration deadline is April 26

For more information about Hopewell Valley Green Week, click here.

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