Green Scene Calendar: April 16-22 Events

By Sharael Kolberg on April 10, 2012 12:12 PM | Comments (0)

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April is Earth Month, with April 22 being the date of Earth Day. Here is a listing of events to help keep you connected to what’s available here and now in the realm of taking care and living mindfully on this big, beautiful blue marble.

Garden Supper Club
Tues., April 17-June 12, 4-5:30 p.m., $170
SEEDS Arts & Education, Inc., Laguna Beach

Kids ages 6-10 will learn to grow their own organic vegetables and cook seasonal dishes. At the end of the class, they will prepare and share their produce to their parents and guests at a Spring Harvest dinner.

Mushrooms, Mushrooms, Mushrooms
Thurs., April 19, 7 p.m., $169
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

In April, Chef Jimenez presents four wild mushrooms expertly prepared four different ways. Few ingredients are as versatile as the mushroom. Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free and very low in sodium and, can also be featured as a dessert. A must-eat experience.

Saving Energy At Home
Thur., April 19, 6-7 p.m., $10 Donation
SEEDS Arts & Education, Inc., Laguna Beach

To celebrate Earth Day, join us to learn how to make your home energy efficient in order to save money and the planet! Max Isles, founding member of Transition Laguna Beach, and Board member of the Ecology Center, will be presenting these useful tips.

Disneynature’s “Chimpanzee” Movie
In Theaters April 20, Check Local Listings

See “Chimpanzee” opening week and Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute to protect chimpanzees today and tomorrow.

Organic Garden Tour
Daily, 9-10 a.m., Free
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Discover organic gardening beds with herbs, fruits, and vegetables on the Garden Tour. Explore the native species of plants that have thrived on this unique landscape for thousands of years.

What’s Hot Now

Sat., April 21, 10 - 11 a.m., Free
Orange County Great Park, Irvine

Hot tomatoes and pampered peppers! UCCE Master Gardener Kay Havens will teach you how to choose, plant and grow tomatoes large and small. Kay will also introduce you to the new darlings of the veggie world: peppers! Grow them in-ground or adapt them to containers.

Laguna Beach Earth Day
Sat., April 21, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Free
SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc. and Transition Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach

The event will take place in downtown Laguna Beach on Park Avenue, which will be closed to traffic. There will be many like-minded environmental organizations with exhibits to help educate the pubic about the natural beauty of Laguna Beach and how we can work together as a community to preserve our local environment, as well as foster a respect for the entire planet’s sustainability. Visit the Eco-Village, Eco-Lounge, and Eco-Expo.

Beach Clean-Up with Jean-Michel Cousteau
Sat., April 21, 10 a.m.- Noon, Free
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

This Earth Day Beach Clean-Up is a fantastic day for neighbors and friends to come together and take care of our fragile marine environment, while also learning from Jean-Michel Cousteau about just how fragile our beaches and oceans are and how we can become an Ambassador of the Environment.

Earth Day Celebration
Sat., April 21, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Free
Whole Foods, Tustin

Visit with local vendors to try their products, pick up great info on living a green lifestyle from local professionals and businesses, check out kids activities on our patio and much more!

Sharael Kolberg
Passionate about protecting the planet? Check out eco-friendly activities throughout Orange County with environmental journalist and master gardener Sharael Kolberg. Sharael is a nationally published journalist with a focus on green living and currently writes the Eco section for Laguna Beach Magazine. She resides in Laguna Beach with her husband and daughter, where she likes to hike and play in the dirt. You can read her articles at

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