Earth Day at the Hoo Haa

gardeningIt’s the time of year to get down and dirty at this year’s Hoo Haa, OSU’s Organic Growers Club’s annual Earth Day celebration. Not a naughty tribute to female genitalia (unless you want to take it to the metaphorical womb of Mother Earth), the Hoo Haa is a free-of-charge event, hosted at the club’s farm on Friday, April 22.

The event will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and features live music, activities, a silent auction, and free supper. Free shuttle buses run from the OSU bookstore from 3 to 7 p.m., and local Southern string band Wild Hog in the Woods plays at 4:30 p.m. Winners of the silent auction, featuring homemade goods, will be announced at 5 p.m., and proceeds will go towards funding one summer intern at the farm.

Participating in this year’s event are Campus Recycling, the OSU Department of Horticulture, SOIL, Market of Choice, the First Alternative Co-op, and the Student Sustainability Initiative. Last year, attendees gave back to the Earth by rolling up their sleeves and planting seeds in the soil.

The Hoo Haa is free and open to all community members and children, running from 3:30 p.m. to dark, Friday, April 22 (Earth Day).

By Stevie Beisswanger