Oakhurst Community Garden Plant SaleThe 15th Annual EarthShare of Georgia Earth Day Party will be held on Thursday, April 21, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Summerour Studio, 409 Bishop St. The Earth Day Party, presented by Kaiser Permanente, brings together a diverse group of grassroots environmentalists, devoted philanthropists and business professionals whose collective goal is to integrate sustainable practices and policies wherever we work, live or play. Enjoy live music, food by Bold American Catering, and an eco-silent auction with deals on eco-friendly products, unique getaways, outdoor gear, and jewelry. Tickets are $60 per person. Register online at earthsharega.org.

Oakhurst Community Garden Project will hold its Spring Plant Sale April 8 – 10 with 50 varieties of tomatoes, 30 varieties of pepper, 20 varieties of eggplant, plus over 200 varieties of herbs, fruit trees, perennials, annuals, natives and succulents. The Oakhurst Garden Member Preview is Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the sale is open to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The garden is located at 435 Oakview Road in Decatur. oakhurstgarden.org

On Sunday, April 17, join the Decatur community to celebrate Earth Day at the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, presented by Latham Home Sanitation, from 12:30 to 4 pm. The event begins with the Earth Friendly Parade, which begins at Harmony Park in the center of the Oakhurst Business District. Join the Feed and Seed Marching Abominable Band and decorate your bike, wagon, stroller or yourself and march in the parade. Once at the event, there will be a cake contest, crafts for the children, a Raptor Show, food vendors, the community pavilion, live music and more. This year’s event features over 30 earth friendly vendors and non-profits in the Community Pavilion including the City of Decatur Recycling Trailer. New this year is a community phone book recycling project sponsored by PitStop. For more information and a complete schedule, visit oakhurstgarden.org.

The 5th Annual Urban Forestry Festival hosted by West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and National Wildlife Federation is Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate Atlanta’s urban forests. The festival is free to the public and will feature educational exhibits, tours of the 26-acre urban forest, food, giveaways, and hands-on activities and demonstrations by WAWA, NWF’s Earth Tomorrow program and their partners. Transportation to 1442 Richland Road is easily accessible via MARTA. wawaonline.org

The 5th annual Eco-Fashion & Accessories Trunk Show is Wednesday, April 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Environment Furniture, 1170 Howell Mill Road #P-18. Join sustainable lifestyle expert Laura Turner Seydel and fashion trend expert and meet Atlanta’s top sustainable fashion, jewelry, accessory, footwear and handbag designers. Shop for great deals and enjoy a tour of the Environment Furniture Showroom. Open to the public and free to attend. environmentfurniture.com/atlanta

The 9th annual Captain Planet Earth Day Kids Fest will take place on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The Captain Planet Foundation is teaming up again with the center to present this event with unique hands-on, environmental education experiences including live animals, arts and crafts, canoeing, eco-education and much more. $8 for adults, $5 for kids. chattnaturecenter.org

In celebration of Earth Month, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will display the eco-fashion exhibition Recycle Runway from Santa Fe artist Nancy Judd. The exhibition, which includes 18 eco-trash couture garments, will be on display in nine cases throughout International Concourse E from April 1 through April 2012. Each outfit took between 100 and 450 hours to create and re-uses loops of cassette and videotape, junk mail, dry cleaning bags, crushed glass and more. RecycleRunway.com

The Atlantic Station Earth Day Celebration will be held Friday, April 22, featuring a day of live entertainment, interactive vendor displays and activities in celebration of going green on Earth Day. The events will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Central Park. Dave FM will receive call-ins during the event and will also offer games and giveaways. There will be live entertainment from Atlanta-based “Minutes to Live” – the event will also feature a Runway Images Fashion Show. Coca-Cola’s REV – Recycling Education Vehicle – will be onsite offering interactive games and fun recycling tips to attendees. The Earth Day Celebration will additionally feature more than 25 environmentally-friendly vendors to educate consumers about their sustainable products, free samples, games and giveaways. atlanticstation.com

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.