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      Kirksville organization celebrates Earth Day

      The Green Thumb Project held its second annual Earth Day celebration.

      Tucked behind Ray Miller Elementary in Kirksville, the Green Thumb Project held its second annual Earth Day celebration.

      The Green Thumb Project celebrated Earth Day Saturday from noon until 5 p.m.

      There was live music, local food, art activities and a community natural building project, which is located at the Kirksville R-III School District's outdoor education site.

      ??We have a local foods meal that's happening, so promoting an awareness of where your food comes from especially promoting the local farmers in the area that help supply our food is what we??re doing today,?? said Brockell Briddle of the Green Thumb Project.

      Students and members of the Kirksville community are encouraged to attend the dig-in to help create a tiger shaped bench for the school's community garden site.

      ??We are building a bench made out of sand, clay and straw,?? said Professional Natural Builder Beth Campbell.

      ??It forms a sort of structural component that you can just plop down on the broken concrete pieces that we've made as our foundation, and we're going to be building up from there.??

      To volunteer, workshops are Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the following two Saturdays also from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.