Tuesday, May 1
May Day! Today marks the halfway point between the first day of spring and the summer solstice. Originally, it was celebrated by ancient Romans with pagan rituals. Today, it’s recognized as International Workers’ Day, commemorating, among other things, the eight-hour workday.
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Volunteer: Moose Creek Planting Day
The Gallatin River Taskforce has 288 plants to get into the ground, so they’re inviting the community to join in. Volunteers are welcome to stay for as long or as short as you like. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and logistics. The taskforce, in partnership with the Custer Gallatin National Forest, is working to improve river health and public safety in Gallatin Canyon. The first project focuses on Moose Creek, a popular day use area with failing stream banks and excessive, disorganized trails. The project will prevent erosion by stabilizing stream banks, enhancing stream-side vegetation, building trails to concentrate use and installing a boat ramp and kayak launch. Volunteers will be planting, backfilling holes and hauling in buckets of water from the river, as well as helping unload the plants from the delivery truck and hauling them to the planting holes. Bring shovels if you have them and prepare to get dirty.
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Big Sky CSA Info Session hosted by Strike Farms at Lone Peak Brewery
Bozeman’s Strike Farms comes to Big Sky and invites prospective gardeners and veggie lovers to learn about Strike Farms’ CSA Veggie Subscription program and pick up some started vegetables and herbs for your own garden. Strike Farms is using a new, fully customizable option this year, so returning members are more than welcome to come as well. Strike Farms will also have a range of potted plant starts (veggies and herbs) for sale for folks to take home to their own gardens.