Celebrate Earth Day at RVC

Earth MattersWhere can you see an electric car, hear the mayor of Rockford speak, watch a giant shredder dispose of old documents, learn how to plant a successful garden, and hear all about the day-to-day maintenance of one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in the world outside of Japan?

At Rock Valley College’s Earth Day, of course! You can see all of this and so much more. There will be plenty for all ages to see and do throughout the day, including numerous “green” presentations and a Vendor Fair featuring the innovative products and services of over 30 local vendors.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Rock Valley College Physical Education Center (PEC) on RVC’s main campus (3301 North Mulford Road).

Tim Gruner, garden curator at Anderson Japanese Gardens, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s event and his presentation Patterns in Nature that Inspire Japanese Gardens and the Connection between Garden and Architecture is sure to impress and enlighten those in attendance. Mr. Gruner’s presentation will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in PEC room 0110.

For a full list of events and presenters please go to www.rockvalleycollege.edu/earthday.

This event is free and open to the entire community. Questions? Call (815) 921-4482.

Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford

Find out what it takes to maintain this beautiful landscape at Anderson Japanese Gardens when garden curator Tim Gruner speaks at Rock Valley College's Earth Day event on Saturday, April 21.