Arbor Day Festival - 2016 

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 Schedule of Activities

10:00:                        Festival Opens  

10- 3:00:                   Photography Exhibit  

                                   Children's Activity Area 

                                   NRCS Tree Seedling "Give Away" ... while supplies last

10:00 - 2:30:          Mini-Classes

                                 - Container Gardening (10:00)

                                 - Right Tree/Right Place (10:45)

                                 - Beekeeping (11:30)

                                 - Native Trees and Shrubs (12:30) 

                                 - Trees That Feed (1:15)

                                 - Herbs: How to Cook With & Preserve Them (2:00)

10:30 & 1:30           Tour of the Peace Garden [A NETNMGA Community Garden]

11:00 - 11:45:          ETSU Tree Identification Walk [ Meet at the courtyard of Brown Hall]

11:00 - 12:00:        Miss Arbor Day Contest [Deadline for entry is April 25th, 2016; Entry fee = $30; Contact Mary Hamilton (245-2093)

12:00:                      Tree Dedication Ceremony

1 2:15 - 2:15:            Stage Area Presentations:

                                  - Herbal Essential Oils (12:15)

                                  - The Back: Our Tree of Life (1:00)

                                  - Yoga For Gardeners (1:45)


SPECIAL EVENTS & FEATURED DISPLAYS


  •  Face Painting ... free designs for early child festival goers! 
  • " A Shocking" Demonstration at the Johnson City Power Board booth
  •  "Living Better Locally" Information & Tree "Give Aways" at the Appalachian Sustainable Development booth
  •  University of Tennessee Extension Publications, "Ask a Master Gardener", NETNMGA Community Gardens info at the Master Gardener Center
  •  Johnson City Beekeeping Assn booth & a Washington County Beekeepers demonstration bee hive!
  •  Chainsaw Woodcarving!      Birdhouse Building!     ETSU Pediatrics Children's Health Tent!     Jacob's Nature Center Info Booth!