Roseville hosts Earth Day celebration for all

Roseville hosts Earth Day celebration for all.
Locally, Roseville will host its 10th annual Celebrate the Earth Festival on Saturday at Mahany Regional Park.
According to organizers, attendees will learn “how choices we make every day help to create a sustainable community all year long.” The Roseville fest also showcases some of the many advances made in conservation since Earth Day began.
Popularized during the 1800s, Lady Banks is a climbing rose, famous for its ability to reach huge proportions.
The world’s largest rose bush (covering more than 9,000 square feet in Tombstone, Ariz.) is a Lady Banks.
But as Dewey reminded us, that should be Rosa banksiae, not Banksia.
“Banksias are plants endemic to Australia and were named after Sir Joseph Banks,” he wrote.
“The Lady Banks rose from China was named after his wife.
Although people call them Banksia roses, that’s wrong.” Lady Banks roses look nothing like Banksia flowers, which resemble protea and other exotic Australian blooms.
Debbie Arrington: 916-321-1075,, @debarrington Celebrate the Earth Festival What: This family-friendly Earth Day event features live entertainment, kids’ activities, animal shows, green vendors, local food trucks and much more.

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