Earth Month 2012



Twig Announces family events and activities in celebration of Earth Month during April 2012

All events are free and open to the public

The events are as follows:

Saturday, April 14th

Bamboo Propagation Workshop

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

At Twig

Join local bamboo specialist David Benfield of Brighside Bamboo to learn about this amazing and hearty grass!

Learn about the many varieties of bamboo that are available for landscaping, food production and construction.

Bamboo containment and control will also be a part of the discussion

Saturday, April 14th

Visit Twig's table exhibit at Chapel Hill's Earth Action Day

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At Southern Community Park

Sunday, April 15th

Make - and - Take: Children's Art Event

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

at Twig

Let your children's creative energy shine. Bring your kids to Twig for a fun packed time of making beauty out of found objects.

Materials will be provided by Twig, but you're welcome to bring your own!

To assure space, please RSVP by calling 919-929-8944 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thursday, April 19th

Composting & Vermaculture Demonstration

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

at Twig

Join Muriel Williman at Twig to discuss composting and to see a composting demonstration.

Muriel will be joining us from the Orange County Solid Waste Management Department.

Plus, Twig's owner Shawn Slome will be bringing in his own Can o' Worms to show how easy vermaculture can be!

Saturday, April 21st

Upcycling Donation Drive & Event

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

at Twig

Donate your surplus children's books, school supplies and bicycles to Twig.

Learn how your donations will find their way into the hands of those in need.

Meet the people behind Book Harvest, Crayons2Calculators and ReCYCLEry

and learn more about what these organizations are doing in our community.

Sunday, April 22nd

Visit Twig's exhibit table at the Durham Earth Day Festival

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

At Durham Central Park

Saturday, April 28th

Local Craft-Persons & Upcycle Artists Showcase

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

at Twig

Meet our local artists who specialize in sustainable creations and upcycling.

Guests include Leslie Fesperman, Jacquie Barker, Sonnie Plakotaris, Casey Bosley and Lacey Lambe.

Shop the wares of these great local artists.

Sunday, April 29th

Urban Chicken Coop Display & Demonstrations

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

at Twig

Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy fresh organic eggs from your own chickens?

Meet Matt from Carolina Coops and Kristen - the Chicken Whisperer,

to get more information about starting your own small scale chicken farm.

For more information, please call (919) 929-8944.