Week culminates with Earth Day on April 22

    The University of Minnesota Crookston will recognize Earth Week with a host of activities starting on Tuesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 22. Events are free and all are welcome.

    • Tuesday, April 17 - A program entitled “The ABCs of Tree Ownership” will take place in Kiehle Auditorium at 7 p.m. Rick Abrahamson, lecturer in the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department. Abrahamson will talk about tree care and attendees will receive a free oak sapling.

    • Wednesday, April 18 – Use your talents as a chef to enter your favorite squash recipe creation in a contest by bringing the dish to the Sustainability Office (Hill Hall 109) from 2 to 6 p.m.  along with the recipe. Prizes for the contest include kitchen equipment and inclusion in a squash cookbook.

    • Thursday, April 19 – Learn about sustainable building design with Trey Everett from the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing (MICAH) and Dave Danforth from U of M Crookston Facilities and Operations at noon in Bede Ballroom.

    • Friday, April 20 – Watch the movie “Farmers for America” and learn how young farmers are helping the environment and growing food at the showing in Kiehle Auditorium at 7 p.m.

    • Sunday, April 22, Earth Day – Gather your friends and neighbors to help clean up downtown in partnership with City of Crookston from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Meet at City Hall and bring your refillable water bottle.

    For more information, visit umcrookston.edu/today.