Earth Day event set for park |

Earth Day event set for park

Nevada County1s Green Party will be host a green party Sunday.

The Greens are presenting a free Earth Day celebration in Pioneer Park featuring live music on a solar-powered stage, food and drink concessions, jugglers, dancers, poets, speakers and about 30 informational booths.

Event organizer Beth Moore Haines expects between 400 and 500 people to show up for the event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

3I1ve had more calls from people … who are really feeling a need to connect with kindred spirits in this … time of uncertainty,² Haines said.

Booths this year will include the Tsi-Akim Maidu tribe; Blue Belly Farms, experts in vermicomposting, or composting with worms; Banner Mountain residents opposed to a proposed Nevada Irrigation District pipeline; and Sierra Presbyterian Church, which sells clothes made by Guatemalan Indian women and returns 100 percent of the money to the women so they can afford to send their children to school.WHAT: Earth Day celebration

WHEN: Pioneer Park, Nevada City

WHERE: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

INFO: 274-0360

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