Little tree-huggers, take note: Earth Day is on Wednesday April 22, and there are loads of LA activities that will educate while you celebrate. From river cleanups to festivals, a party with Fairy Mother Earth and super blooming hikes, here are our 15 favorite ways to hop on the reduce/reuse/recycle (eco-friendly electric) bus.

Can You Dig It?

Yes, you can! Even if your apartment or home has no backyard, inhabitants of our concrete jungle can introduce kids to the magical feeling that comes with pulling a carrot right up out of the soil, or picking a perfectly ripe, sun-warmed cherry tomato from the vine. LA is a hotbed of urban farming activity, much of it centered around school and community gardens that welcome everyone to drop by, get their hands dirty and taste the fruits of your labors. Discover 7 community gardens where you can come get your hands in the dirt for Earth Day

photo: Micheltorena Elementary School

How will you honor our planet this year?  We’d love to know; meet us in the comment section below!

—Kim Orchen Cooper