Volunteers Needed for April 15th Earth Day Garden Cleanup at Strawbery Banke Museum

Portsmouth, New Hampshire – Spring is in full bloom and Strawbery Banke’s Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds on the Banke takes place April 22-30, so the Museum is inviting volunteers to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 15th as a volunteer for Garden Cleanup Day, 8:30am-12:30pm. An annual tradition, the Earth Day volunteers help accomplish what would otherwise be three months of work in just a few hours. Rain date: Sunday, April 16th.                                

Morning refreshments donated by Starbucks and lunch, following the Garden Cleanup will be pizza from Flatbread Company of Portsmouth and a slow food potluck (volunteers also welcome for the lunch.) Slow Food Seacoast will conduct a seed swap and will give away free heirloom seeds with strong regional ties.

Volunteers should arrive at the Tyco Visitors Center at Strawbery Banke Museum for work assignments and refreshments at 8:30am and are asked to bring along gardening tools and gloves. The pot luck lunch will follow at 12:30. RSVP Requested.  Please contact Alena Shellenbean at 603-422-7504 or or




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Strawbery Banke Museum, on the historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire waterfront, is a 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history to life through heritage gardens, historic buildings, traditional crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, stories told by costumed role-players and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery for all ages.  A 501©3 non-profit, Strawbery Banke’s daily programs, exhibits, seasonal outdoor ice skating and signature special events throughout the year are made possible by members and by grants from Proulx Oil & Propane, R.M. Davis, CP Management, the NH State Council for the Arts, the NH Charitable Foundation, Lincoln Financial Group, the Institute of Library and Museum Services and many other individual and corporate donors.  For a complete calendar of events, please visit