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Who wants To Be An Urban Farmer? -Workshop
2nd Annual “Who Wants to be an Urban Farmer?”
Saturday April 28th, 2012, 8:30-12:30pm
Real Food Farm – 2801 St. Lo Drive
Suggested donation is a sliding scale of $5-15.
Baltimore Green Week & Real Food Farm presents:
The second “Who Wants to be an Urban Farmer” is a morning of workshops that provide the opportunity to learn specific production techniques utilized at urban farms in Baltimore, Maryland. Each workshop will present a different specialized tool to growing food for production in Baltimore City. The workshops will be focused on urban farming and production, and presented in a scope and scale able to be transferred to backyards and open urban green space. The best recipients of the workshops will be new urban farmers, and home and community gardeners looking to improve their operations with efficiency, diversification, and output.
Topics will include:
- urban chickens
- scaling up with appropriate tools
- installing irrigation for less labor
- season extension
- plus more!
To learn more and register, CLICK HERE.
Cycle Plaza Block Party Wednesday
From Bmore Bikes:
Join Downtown Partnership of Baltimore for “Cycle Plaza,” a bicycle block party, next Wed, April 25th, 5-7pm at Center Plaza.
Race Pace Bicycles will provide free bike check-ups. There will be free snacks and giveaways and tons of info on city biking. Get a preview of the new Baltimore Bike Map before its release on Bike to Work Day.
Filed under: Events | Tags: Ash Street Garden, Baltimore Free Farm, Baltimore Green Week, Earth Day, Localize It
Who Says Being Sustainable Isn’t Fun?
Come join the Baltimore Free Farm folks at Ash Street Garden on Sunday, April 22nd for LOCALIZE IT! and learn how sustainability and fun can go hand in hand. As an official participant in the 8th Annual Baltimore Green Week, Localize It! is a day of educational events including local crafts, workshops and a Chili Brew Contest. Below is a list of events for the day:
Ash Street Garden
3510 Ash Street
What’s going on this year?
-Chilibrew V! Anyone can be a judge in this homebrew competition(21+ only!) and chili cookoff organized by BaltiBrew. http://baltibrew.org/chilibrew/
-Local craft & food vendors
-Live music(more details TBA)
-Kid friendly atmosphere!
To learn more about Baltimore Free Farm and the Ash Street Garden, CLICK HERE.
Filed under: Events | Tags: Baltimore EcoFest, Baltimore Green Week, Earth Day
Baltimore City’s EcoFest
EcoFest in Druid Hill Park
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Noon – 5pm
On Saturday, April 21th celebrate the 9th Annual Baltimore EcoFest. From Noon-5 p.m. residents, businesses and organizations supporting a greener Baltimore, will gather in Druid Hill Park as we gear up for Earth Day. EcoFest is an outdoor festival with music, food and activities and over 100 vendors who will show you how Baltimore is working to become a more sustainable city. Attendees have the opportunity to meet local growers, take a bike tour, learn about new green energy technologies, participate in outdoor yoga, network with the “green-minded” of Baltimore and more!
For an EcoFest schedule and Baltimore Green Week events, CLICK HERE.
Book Discussion, The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted
Justin Martin talks about his new book, Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted.
The Life Frederick Law Olmsted Book Discussion
Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Enoch Pratt Free Public Library
Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York’s Central Park to Boston’s Emerald Necklace to Stanford University’s campus, Olmsted was also a Civil War hero, fervent abolitionist, crusading journalist, and an early voice for the environment. Most of all, he was a social reformer. He didn’t simply create places that were beautiful in the abstract. An awesome and timeless intent stands behind Olmsted’s designs, allowing his work to survive to the present day.
Justin Martin is a former staff writer for Fortune magazine and the author of Greenspan: The Man Behind Money and Nader: Crusader, Spoiler, Icon.