Filed under: Events, Local Food, Sustainable Living | Tags: Baltimore STEW, Local Food Benefit
Baltimore’s Hottest Local Food Event = STEW #5 This Friday
STEW is a locally-sourced, maximally organic feast that will take place for the fifth time at the 2640 Space this Friday, October 29th at 7pm.
Tickets for the multi-course dinner are $10 and can be purchased at Red Emmas Bookstore Coffeehouse in downtown Baltimore at 800 St. Paul Street. Proceeds from the event support local projects and organizations.
If you miss this month’s feast, check out the STEW website for their next event.
Filed under: Biking In Baltimore, News, Sustainable Living | Tags: JHU Bike Forum, Johns Hopkins Bike Commuters Baltimore
New Forum For Johns Hopkins Bike Commuters
For those who bike to Johns Hopkins Institutions, or are considering it, there is a new forum for you. Organizers are working to create a good forum for organizing group rides, informing students about commuting by bike, sharing routes, and lobbying for changes to make biking easier.
To check out the discussion and to support biking in Baltimore, CLICK HERE.
Filed under: Events, Sustainable Living | Tags: 2010 DIY Fest, 2640 Space, Red Emmas, St Johns Church Baltimore
2010 DIY Fest at 2640 Space Sunday, Oct. 24th
2010 DIY Fest
Sunday, October 24th, 2010
2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul St.
12 – 6pm, MAP IT
DIY Fest 2010 (Do It Yourself Festival) will be the 4th DIY Fest to be held in Baltimore. The free (donations are greatly appreciated) event is open to anyone wanting to learn a new skill, teach or present their skills/hobbies or just check out what goes down at a DIY Fest.
Past Fests have had workshops such as (this is nowhere near a complete list): bike repair, beer making, drywall repair, hula hoop making, intro yoga, environmentally friendly screen printing, animal skinning, basic pet care, knife making, pop up card making…..
Filed under: Biking In Baltimore, Public Transportation, Sustainable Living | Tags: B-cycle, Baltimore Bike Sharing, Johns Hopkins SGA
JHU Student Government Considers Bike Share Program
A recent article in the Johns Hopkins Newsletter reports that the college Student Government Association is considering a bike sharing program for students. From the article:
At the Tuesday evening meeting of the SGA, the Senate reviewed a proposal to start a bike-share program that would allow students on campus to rent a bike for a short period. It would potentially begin as soon as next March.
“It’s based on University of Chicago’s bike-library system,” senior class senator Max Dworin, one of the sponsors, said. The University of Chicago has a computerized system, and Dworin said, “we’d ultimately like to see a modern-automated system.”
To learn more about computerized bike sharing programs, check out the B-Cycle video below to learn more.
Filed under: Bmore Veg, Events, Local Food, Sustainable Living | Tags: Baltimore Foraging, Urban Foraging
Urban Foraging Tour
Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park
Thursday, October 21, 2010
10:00am – 12:00pm
Food from Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park? What!? Yes, indeed you can find food right in the City’s urban parks. Tour the park with forager, committed locavore, botanist, and author Leda Meredith. Leda will be sharing her wisdom and teaching us how to identify edibles in the urban terrain. At the end of the foraging walk, we will have lunch and spend some time on a Q & A with Leda as we taste treats made with wild edible ingredients.
We recommend you wear comfortable shoes and bring a bag lunch, water, a pen and paper, and perhaps a camera to record the plants you’ve found.
There is a $5 suggested donation for this event.
To RSVP, please email Alex Kraus or call her at (410) 448-5663 ext. 119. Meet at the Crimea Mansion.
About Leda Meredith
Leda Meredith is the author of The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget. Her previous book, Botany, Ballet, & Dinner from Scratch: A Memoir with Recipes, chronicled her 250-mile diet eating almost exclusively foods grown and raised within 250 miles of New York City. She is an instructor at the New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden specializing in edible and medicinal plants. She is also the recipient of Adelphi University’s Teaching Excellence award. You can follow Leda’s local foods adventures on her blog at www.ledameredith.com.
Filed under: Events, Sustainable Living | Tags: Baltimore Green Works, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Canning Demonstration, Sustainable Food Production
A Day Of Sustainable Food At The Baltimore Museum Of Industry
FREE Sustainable Food Processing Workshop
Baltimore Museum of Industry MAP IT
Saturday, October 23, 2010 9:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Please join the Baltimore Green Works’ Sustainable Speaker Series and the Baltimore Museum of Industry in discussing the history of the canning industry along the shorelines of the Chesapeake in conjunction with a day focused on our local agriculture and waterways as resources.
Our keynote speaker, Delaware’s Secretary of Agriculture and lima bean expert, Ed Kee will trace the history of food processing along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Secretary Kee is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on vegetable science and has authored or co-authored more than 30 articles in scholarly journals and the book, Saving Our Harvest: The History of the Mid-Atlantic Canning and Freezing Industry.
Participants are encouraged to arrive early and register to join in on the following breakout sessions:
- Chemicals on your foods and in your packaging
- Sustainable Fishing
- Schoolyard Gardening/Farming
- Living SOLEfully, take the challenge!
This is a family friendly event. Children’s activities and workshops will be available throughout the day. This is a free event, open to the public. Donations are appreciated and refreshments will be served. Please check back for updates and changes.
This event is presented in partnership by Baltimore Green Works and the Baltimore Museum of Industry and sponsored by Maryland Humanities Council, Lorenz, Inc., Living Classrooms Foundation and Urbanite Magazine.