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Posted on: April 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Earth Day Celebration


Drop in the Royal Oak Farmers Market, 316 E 11 Mile Road, on Saturday, April 22 for ‘Earth Day in Royal Oak.’ The family-friendly celebration, sponsored by the Royal Oak Advisory Board, runs from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the market’s west porch.

Get expert advice about green living from representatives of the Clinton River Watershed Council, Humane Voters of Michigan/Mercy for Animals, Royal Oak Nature Society, Michigan State Extension Service and the Sierra Club "Ready for 100" campaign.

“We’re excited to partner with so many green initiative professionals,” said Tom Regan, of the environmental advisory board. “It’s a great opportunity for our community to re-evaluate their relationship with our planet.”

Activities include:

  • Discover how planting a vegetable garden absorbs storm water and improves the environment.
  • Learn which native plants need the least water and require little or no fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides.
  • Learn how to power your home with solar panels.
  • Get a sneak peek of Royal Oak’s new 65-gallon recycling cart as the city prepares to shift to single stream recycling.
  • Purchase rain barrels for just $60 and capture soft water for your plants while preventing storm water runoff from overloading our sewer system. (To guarantee a rain barrel please visit and preorder.)
  • Did you know that Curious George recycles?  A representative from the Royal Oak Public Library will be on hand to explain how and why. 
  • Kids will enjoy recycling-themed games and prizes, courtesy of the City of Royal Oak employee Green Team.

Native plants and seeds will also be for sale at this event and each person who consults with a master gardener will be entered into a drawing for one of the two SeedSheets donated by 

For more information please visit  or follow the Royal Oak Advisory Board at

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