Earth Day 2011

Saturday April 16th, 2011
10 AM - 8:30 PM
at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve
near Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin

Free and Open to the Public.

Please let us know if you plan to attend:


10 am Open for Arrivals
10:30 am Welcome with Selena and Florence
10:45 am Introduction to the Plants of Circle's Gardens with Vanessa
11 am Stream Ecology with Mandie
Noon - 1 pm Lunch
12:15 - 12:30 pm Round-Table on Sustainable Eating with Paul Herrick
1 pm Tamarack Planting Ceremony with Karl & Selena
2 pm Green Burial Talk with Kelly
2 - 3 pm Kids' Bird Walk with Florence
2:30 pm Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve Ecology and Phenology with Reed
3 pm Break and Feast Setup
3:30 pm Earth Day Procession & Ceremony with Selena
After Ceremony Prairie Burn with Reed
5:30 pm Community Feast
6:30 pm Feast Clean-up
7 - 8:30 pm Full Moon Circle with Selena & Others
9 pm Final Departures

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable & sturdy shoes for Nature walks.
  • Sturdy outdoor clothing and an optional change of clothes (some activities will allow you to interface directly with nature, which can be very rewarding but occasionally messy).
  • A contribution for potluck feast. Please see the Potluck Guidelines.
  • Snacks to contribute to the snack table for mid-day refreshment.
  • If you are staying for the evening Full Moon Circle, please bring your drum or rattle, a votive candle in a holder, fresh or dried herbs or flowers to give to the land as an offering.
  • Stone or rock to leave at the Stone Circle (optional).
  • Drum, rattle, or other rhythm instrument for the ceremony (optional).
  • Gardening gloves for tree planting and prairie burn (optional).
  • Picnic blanket or camping chair as weather permitting some workshops may be held outside (optional).