Join Akin artists, friends and neighbors on Earth Day for a casual community clean up starting with a free coffee courtesy of Propeller Coffee Co and followed by a free beer and a snack courtesy of Henderson Brewing Co. Limit of one beer and snack per person in exchange for a bag of garbage.
Rain or shine! Gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Please RSVP on the Facebook Event Page so we know how much supplies we need. Everyone is welcome to participate but you must be legal drinking age to receive your free beer. Garbage pick-up has been arranged by Henderson Brewing Co.
In the spirit of Guerrilla Gardening join local artist Melanie Billark to help re-wild the landscape along The West Toronto Rail Path while we clean up! Billark will be providing participants with seed bombs that are handmade and incorporate a variety of indigenous wildflower seeds. With development on the rise in the West end, this effort will help to revitalize the landscape, creating a more biodiverse ecosystem for wildlife. To find out more about Melanie's work visit www.melaniebillark.com
9:30am - We will meet at 87 Wade Ave on the north side of the building. There will be free coffee courtesy of Propeller Coffee Co. and guests will be able to take a quick tour of the artist studios at Akin Collective Lansdowne Studios before we start our walk. Make sure to arrive early to get your Seed Bombs from artist Melanie Billark!
10am - Garbage clean-up begins as we walk slowly south along Wade Ave to Bloor street and continue West to the West Toronto Railpath. We will then head south on the Railpath and continue our clean-up.
11am - Arrive at Henderson Brewing Co at 128A Sterling Road where you can exchange your bag of garbage for free beer and a snack!
About Earth Day:
Earth Day is an annual global event celebrated on April 22. Various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection all over the world. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.www.earthday.org
About Akin Projects:
Akin Projects is an arts programming organization and registered nonprofit established in 2015 for the purpose of providing both creative and professional development opportunities to members of Toronto’s artistic and cultural community and the public at large. We have offered services to over thousands of individuals since our inception in 2015. Our sister organization, Akin Collective, was founded in 2009 and provides affordable studio and shared workspace in a friendly atmosphere for over 300 members. www.akinprojects.org