In collaboration with the Leelanau County Solid Waste Council, a workshop for backyard composters will be held at the Poor Farm Barn Gardens on Wednesday, May 29, from 9 am to noon. This hands on composting educational program will help you divert organic material from your kitchen and backyard to build rich compost for many home planting projects. The Poor Farm Barn gardens are located across from Myles Kimmerly Park on County Road 616, or Burdickville Road, just west of Maple City.

The Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council—an advocacy group which has fought to protect northern Michigan’s environment through citizen action and education since 1980—held its 34th environmentalist of the year award celebration on April 14 at the Milliken Auditorium at Northwestern Michigan College. Leelanau County residents Kate Thornhill, Ty Wessell, and Taylor Moore received awards.

Join Inland Seas Educational Association, the Leelanau Conservancy, Leo Creek Preserve, Leelanau Conservation District, Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative, Northport Energy and Leelanau Montessori for an afternoon of Earth Day activities on Sunday, April 22, from 1-4 p.m.