Macomb Local News

MACOMB – Western Illinois University’s Horn Environment Learning Project (HELP) will be hosting its annual Earthfest celebration on Saturday, April 20th, in Macomb’s Chandler Park. The event will go from 9am to 5pm. The event will be featuring performances from live bands, as well as eco-friendly activities and arts and crafts for all ages.


The event will also be hosting a variety of guest speakers throughout the afternoon. Those speaking include WIU Associate Professor of Agriculture Joel Gruver talking about worms, nematodes and sustainable farming; WIU English Professor Bill Knox delivering "Looking Through the Other End of the Telescope: Another Approach to Sustainability"; John Curtis talking about the benefits of small scale, sustainable farming; and Tim Howe talking about trees.


The schedule for this year’s event is as follows:

• 9 a.m. – 5K run

• 11 a.m. – Guest speaker 

• Noon – "TV Cinema"

• 1 p.m. – Guest speaker

• 2 p.m. – "Father Talljasper"

• 3 p.m. – Guest speaker

• 4 p.m. – "Amadeus Groove"

For more information about the HELP organization, visit


Original story by WIU News. Find them here.