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Get Free Mulch From Your Christmas Tree In Baltimore City

Baltimore City Christmas Tree Recycling

From the Baltimore Department of Public Works:

DPW will provide Christmas tree mulching Monday through Saturday during the entire month of January 2012. Mulching services will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Reedbird Avenue Citizen Drop-off Center, 701 Reedbird Avenue. Residents may bring their own bags or containers if they wish to collect mulch for their own use. Community groups are also encouraged to bring bags or containers and collect free mulch for neighborhood gardens while supplies last.

For residents who cannot bring their trees for mulching, the Bureau of Solid Waste will offer curbside tree collection from Tuesday, January 3, 2012 through Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Residents should set out trees on their regularly scheduled trash collection day at the same location where their trash is collected. All tinsel and ornaments must be removed from trees before they are set out for curbside collection or mulching.

For additional information, please call 311

Wyman Park Solstice Celebration
December 19, 2011, 10:31 am
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Wyman Park Solstice Celebration

Wyman Park Solstice Celebration
Sponsored by Friends of Wyman Park Dell
Wednesday, Dec. 21st, 2011, 7-9 pm
at North end of Wyman Park Dell

From the Friends of Wyman Park Dell:

Celebrate our annual Winter Solstice on Wednesday, December 21 from 7-9 p.m. Gather round a warm fire and enjoy live Celtic music by local musicians, Megan Beller, Charley Beller and Michael Raitzyk.  Be amazed by entertainment extraordinaire.  On sale for your refreshment: mulled cider, hot chocolate and cookies.  Free  marshmallows for roasting and candy canes for the young at heart.

Special thanks to John Shields and Gertrude’s at the BMA for their generous support of this event.

The Winter Solstice will take place on the lawn at the north end of Wyman Park Dell (near Art Museum Drive).  Plentiful street parking is available in the immediate area.

To learn more about the Friends of Wyman Park Dell, CLICK HERE.

Druid Hill Park Winter Solstice Celebration
December 16, 2011, 4:28 pm
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Druid Hill Park Winter Solstice Celebration

Friends of Druid Hill Park’s
1st Annual Winter Solstice Event
Wednesday, Dec. 21st, 6 – 8 p.m.
Rawlings Conservatory
Druid Hill Park

From the Friends of Druid Hill Park:

The winter solstice marks the time of the year when the darkness begins to fade and the earth prepares for a new cycle of growth.

Come and celebrate this important event in the calendar with the Friends of Druid Hill Park. We promise you a magical time.

Join us in the field behind the Rawlings Conservatory for a roaring fire, tales, legends, and music all focused on the solstice. Oh – and some seasonal refreshments too!

For more information about the Friends of Druid Hill Park, CLICK HERE.

Hampden Holiday Hike With The Baltimore Sierra Club
December 15, 2011, 11:08 am
Filed under: Events

Hampden Holiday Hike

Hampden Holiday Hike & Meetup
Greater Baltimore Sierra Club
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011
Starts 6pm @ The Rotunda

From the Greater Baltimore Sierra Club:

Hampden Holiday Hike

3 miles.  Celebrate the first day of winter on an evening tour of Hampden’s famous holiday decorations on 34th Street.  Hike will continue through other interesting areas including an art district and the “Avenue.”  Time will be allowed for browsing through shops.  Wear comfortable but sturdy footwear as sidewalks are uneven in places.  Hike will leave from the Rotunda, on 40th Street and Keswick.  Meet at 6 PM by the tables near the indoor movie theater.  (Older children welcome but might not be suitable for dogs.)  Cancelled for steady rain or storms.

For more information about the Greater Baltimore Sierra Club, CLICK HERE.

Get Free X-Mas Gifts!
December 14, 2011, 10:15 am
Filed under: Eco-Shopping, Events

Free Market this Sunday

In this season which for many results in over consuming and overspending, Baltimore Free Store continues to promote reuse and redistribution with a Free Market give-away.

Sunday December 18th, 2011 Free Market

2640 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Accepting donations 10am – 11:45am
Redistributing donations 12:15pm – 3pm
(unless items run out sooner)

The Baltimore Free Market will be accepting gently used non-furniture items and redistributing them to the community at this Free Market event.  All donations are tax-deductible and given away completely for free!  Anyone and everyone is encouraged to shop & donate at this event – there are no qualifications!  If you would like to volunteer, email  To support BFM financially (thank you!) click here.

To learn more about the Baltimore Free Store, CLICK HERE.

Baltimore Free Farm Fundraiser
December 13, 2011, 9:44 am
Filed under: Baltimore Agriculture, Events

Baltimore Free Farm Fundraiser

Baltimore Free Farm Fundraiser
Saturday, December 17th, 5 – 9pm
St. John’s Church
2640 St. Paul street, MAP IT

From the Baltimore Free Farm:

Baltimore Free Farm is on the threshold of its third year! We couldn’t have gotten this far without the help of our generous volunteers and supporters, and we think it is high time we showed our appreciation.

Join us for an evening with food, homebrew, local music, and a preview of our upcoming documentary!

The musicians for the evening will be playing classical music:
James Guitard and Jeremy Conte on Piano
Erin Riegger on Flute

There will also be an awards ceremony to honor individuals and groups that have helped Baltimore Free Farm and the green movement grow in Baltimore.

This event will be held on Saturday, December 17th at St. John’s Church, located at 2640 St. Paul street, starting at 5:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm.

Tickets for this event are available on a sliding scale donation basis. $25 minimum to $50 are suggested. There will be limited space so get your tickets early! We will not be selling tickets at the door.

For more information and to buy tickets, CLICK HERE.