On Sunday, April 27th, The Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council will hold an Earth Day at the Toluca Lake Farmers Market to promo our local farmers market, to celebrate Earth Day, and to honor Tom LaBonge. The event will run 10a—2p with a special presentation to Tom LaBonge for his environmental and beautification efforts in our community, along with the winners of the local recycled art contest being announced at 12 p.m.
This year’s Earth Day Celebration is bigger than ever with many opportunities to get involved. Take home a free fruit or shade tree thru Million Trees L.A. & Hollywood Beautification Team. Just bring your ID or utility bill in your name. Participate in Toluca Lake’s first Community Fruit Drive by collecting a bag of fruit or vegetables from your yard and drop off at the Food Forward booth. Fruit donations will be given to organizations in need within our community. The Department of Sanitation will be offering free samples of mulch and compost. LADWP will also be bringing free give-a-ways and Enrich L.A. will be giving away starter plants to take home. Kids can adopt a caterpillar and watch its metamorphosis into a Painted Lady Butterfly. There will be a kid’s corner with a Recycled Art Exhibit, bird feeder making, seed planting, Earth Day arts & crafts, and more. Environmental groups will include; Tree People, Enrich LA, Homeology, Dumb Plastic, Earth First Pest Control, and Electric Cars to mention a few. Merchant booths with the fresh local produce and lots of arts and crafts and jewelry. Plus “A Taste of Toluca” featuring your favorite restaurant sampling their wares like: Aeirloom, Bob’s Big Boy, Ciao Christina, Coffee Bean, Counter, Domino’s Pizza, Kabosu, Malbec, Mo’s, Novo Cafe, Prosecco, RAWkin Juice, Robek’s juice, Sweetsalt, Timmy Nolans, plus a surprise opening of a new Toluca Lake Restaurant. Entertainment will be supplied by Miss Hollywood, Gabby Garcia; Miss Pasadena, Joell Grager; Miss San Fernando Valley, Skye Privat; and Miss Tarzana, Kara Smoot, all vocalists competing for Miss California 2014 in June for Miss America. Also there will be an open mic, so grab your guitar and come down to the Toluca Lake Farmers Market at 10225 Riverside Dr. behind the Wells Fargo.