BLOOMINGTON — Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington is hosting an Earth Day in the Garden drop-in event Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to Noon in the Biology Outdoor Learning Lab (OLL) in celebration of national Earth Day on April 22. Community partners, Ivy Tech students and staff, and volunteers will be running activities with various start times. The public is invited to attend.

Activities include:

  • 9-Noon: Bee Keeping and Seed Planting (Ivy Tech biology students and Elizabeth Baker, Ivy Tech)
  • 9:15, 10:15, 11:15: Invasive Plant Identification and Removal (Will Drews, DNR)
  • 9:30, 10:30, 11:30: Tree Planting and Care (Ken Cote, volunteer)
  • 9:45, 10:45, 11:45: Perennial Planting and Care (Sarah Cote, Ivy Tech Dean of Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Science and Public & Social Services)
  • 10, 11: Trail Installation and Care (Amy Poehlman, Ivy Tech)
  • 10:30: Compost Presentation (Elisa Pokral, The District)

The OLL is located at 501 N. Profile Parkway on the westside of Bloomington. For more information, visit,

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About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.