Weekly What - Issue 50
Backyard Nature Trail
Even though the Earth Day 2020 festival is not taking place at Centennial Park, there are still ways to enjoy, appreciate, and learn about nature virtually. Check out the City Nature Challenge—a worldwide event that celebrates biodiversity everywhere and encourages you to explore nature near you. The Nashville City Nature Challenge will be held from April 24th – April 27th. It’s really easy to become citizen scientists with the iNaturalist app. Get involved by walking around your backyard or taking a physically-distanced walk through your neighborhood.
Escape from Nashville and explore more of the Earth on a virtual safari in South Africa with WildEarth. They are broadcasting live safaris on YouTube twice a day, once at sunrise and again at sunset. The safaris take place in Greater Kruger National Park, run for about three hours each, and are archived online.
Shop Small, Smell Good
Celebrate Earth Day and shop local. Little Seed Farm is offering a discount on their earth-friendly, natural deodorant (shipped in zero waste packaging) plus they will plant one tree for each jar sold today.
Pre-order for the Farmers Market
Pre-order now for the April 25 Nashville Farmers Market Drive Thru Market. Reminder that you can order through the Batch website and pick up in the market parking lot from 9-noon.
Food and Drink What
Calling All Southern Makers
Chef Sean Brock continues to lead the way in supporting Southern makers. On a recent Instagram post, he wrote, “If you produce any kind of food or beverage in the South please comment below so we have your info. If you know someone who is producing amazing food or beverages in the South please tag them below in the comments. We will reach out directly to start a relationship and appreciate all you do! We need you now more than ever. Thank you.” Check out the 775 comments to discover more makers from around the South!
We have sold over 150 Nashville Relief Boxes resulting in a $1,000 (and counting) donation to the COVID-19 Response Fund at United Way. From activities to snacks, hand soap to hot chicken, these care packages have a little bit of everything you can enjoy while you work, play, eat and stay healthy while stuck indoors.