Earth Friendly Fair hosted at Cambridge Campus

“There is no Planet B” was the theme for this year’s Earth Friendly Fair hosted at the Cambridge Campus of the Anoka Ramsey Community College Saturday, April 21. Earth lovers of all ages attended the event, which kicked off with a Scavenger Hunt for the kids. Photos by Greg Hunt

Kayla Walsh of Cambridge (left) searched the prairie grass for one of the prize eggs which could be redeemed for environmental-oriented gifts such as plant seeds and garden trowels.

Sarah Jordan and son Nick Jordan of Wyanett Township (right) ran an informational booth titled ‘Wild Mushrooms and Pollinators” at the Earth Friendly Fair, giving away milkweed plants to promote monarch butterfly gardens. Chatting with them were Nola and Bob Smith of Dalbo; Nola mentioned she rode bike to the very first Earth Day celebration in 1970 hosted at the U of M.


Preserving the Earth for the next generations was a common thought at the Fair. Nine-month-old Calvin Pierce’s cherub face reminded visitors of that thought when he helped his mom, ARCC astronomy & physics professor Dr. Crystal Pierce, at her alternative energy booth.


Games and seminars filled the day at the Cambridge Campus on Saturday. Youngster Tristen Leristz learned to play KanJam with instructors Jessica Colbaugh and Zach Stewart in the courtyard.