Join the Decatur community and celebrate Earth Day at the Oakhurst Community Garden on Sunday, April 22 from 12:30 until 4 pm. The event kicks off with an Earth Friendly Parade beginning at Harmony Park in the center of the Oakhurst Business District. 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 it way to the Garden. Parade participants are encouraged to dress up in their interpretation of Earth Day. Events at the Garden will include the annual Cake Contest, raptors, sheep, food vendors, a community pavilion and live music. This year’s event features over 30 earth friendly vendors and non-profits in the Community Pavilion including the City of Decatur Recycling Trailer. A returning project this year, Community Phone Book Recycling is sponsored by PitStop. Bring your old phone books to fill up a Port-o-Let.

EcoStyle South presents the 7th annual Atlanta Eco-Fashion, Beauty & Accessories Spring Trunk Show on Tuesday, April 10, from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 56 East Andrews Gallery in Buckhead. For one day only, 20 of Atlanta’s top sustainable fashion, jewelry, handbag, beauty and home décor companies will showcase their spring collections. Meet the designers in person and shop for deals on spring and summer fashion and accessories. The event is hosted by sustainable living expert Laura Turner Seydel and Kevin Knaus, Trend Forecaster and Professor of Fashion Marketing and Management SCAD Atlanta. The event is open to the public and free to attend.  Designers include: A Wearable Planter, Alejandra Dunphy Designs, Amy Bubes Jewelry, BrooksBANG, Couture Recycle, Dirty Beauty Skincare, Stress the Seams, Element 47, HollyBeth Natural Luxury, Hot to Trot, Mark Edge, Moo Moo Designs, O&N Collective, Re-Inspiration Store, Sally B’s Skin Yummies, Shondra Leigh Designs, Smart Glass Jewelry, Vella Mode Jewelry and more.

Earth Day on the Atlanta BeltLine will be held Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon  Join Keep Atlanta Beautiful, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Park Pride, Trees Atlanta, the Atlanta Community Tool Bank, Hands On Atlanta, and neighborhood partners to help prepare for the first urban farm on the BeltLine during this year’s Earth Day Clean-Up. The Atlanta BeltLine is working with the University of Georgia, Trees Atlanta, Southeast Horticultural Society, Atlanta Audubon Society, and neighborhood groups to transform 4 acres of former industrial property in to an urban farm along the southwest section of the Atlanta BeltLine next to the Adair Park neighborhood. Volunteers will remove invasive plants, litter, and building debris from the site to clear the way for the eventual planting of native plant species, brambles, berry bushes, and fruit trees. The approximate location of the site is 1150 Allene Ave. SW at the corner of Allene Avenue and Warner Street.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.