Queens Farm has been a functioning farm since 1697, making it one of the oldest bits of arable land in New York State. Sign up for their Earth Day Volunteer Service Day and get stuck in mulching, weeding, composting, and tiding. Along with getting great gardening tips, you’re also welcome to attend talks with the beekeeper and take a tractor-drawn hayride.
Each year, Earth Day arrives to remind us to take good care of the world around us and develop more sustainable, eco-conscious ways of living. The theme of the 52nd Earth Day is ‘Invest In Our Planet’ and, as always, there are plenty of ways to get involved throughout New York. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite events, including bee-keeping talks, zero-waste crafting, and maverick urban farming projects that will help rewild America.