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Super Green III At The Mill Valley General Store

Saturday, February 6, 2010, the Mill Valley General Store will be holding Super Green III from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  During Super Green, the Mill Valley General Store becomes a green living fair of sorts where stations are created to teach Baltimore residents about various methods of sustainable living, such as rain barrels, vegetable gardening, solar power, biomass, biofuel, joining a CSA and more.

In addition to the green living information stations at Super Green III, there will also be food demos and samples.

Super Green III
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Mill Valley General Store
2800 Sisson St, Baltimore
(28th Street Exit Off I83 in Baltimore, MAP IT)
10:00am – 2:00pm

Super Green Was Super Interesting
Biomass stove at Mill Valley General Store. Photo courtesy of Baltimore Biomass.

Biomass stove at Mill Valley General Store. Photo courtesy of Baltimore Biomass.

For those of you who missed it, “Super Green” was a sustainability fair that took place at the Mill Valley General Store this past Saturday in Baltimore.  For more information about the fair, you can look at the post below.  There were workshops on making rain barrels, vegetable gardening, solar power and biomass, food from the Whiskey Island Pirate shop and all of the goodies usually available at the store such as organic vegetables from One Straw Farm, Zekes Coffee and sustainably cultivated milk, cheese and meats.  All in all it was fun, informative and I hope they do it again next year.

The thing I knew the least about, but learned a lot, was biomass.  I really didn’t completely understand what it was, but thanks to George L. Peters Jr. who runs the Baltimore Biomass project, I came away with a lot of information.  Basically, biomass is the fuel that is used to run the increasingly popular biomass or “pellet” stoves.  Pellet stoves are gaining traction because, as stated on EPA’s website, “pellet stoves burn a renewable fuel made of ground, dried wood and other biomass wastes compressed into pellets. They are some of the cleanest-burning heating appliances available today and deliver high overall efficiency.”  Additionally they have the potential of greatly reducing your winter heating bills and there is currently a tax credit available (through 2010) that offers 30% and up to $1500 cash back for the purchase and installment of a pellet stove in your home.  Stoves generally cost $2000-$4000 and installation is around $500.

Baltimore Biomass, which is located in the Mill Valley General Store is a conveniently located biomass co-op that offers corn biomass that is grown locally using sustainable practices by Maryland farmers to area residents.  For a link to Baltimore Biomass and more information about biomass stoves, click on the image below.

Baltimore Sustainability Fair This Saturday – Biomass, Solar, Rain Barrels, Vegetable Gardening And More!

Image Courtesy of Baltimore Biomass

Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Inc and Baltimore Biomass are pleased to present SUPER GREEN an afternoon of fun and education based in sustainability. August 15, 2009 9:30AM until 2:30pm 2800 Sisson Street Baltimore MD 21211, Doors open at 9:00am. SUPER GREEN will feature workshops that teach attendees how to heat their homes using locally grown sustainable Biomass, produce their own Solar electricity, build rain barrels to conserve water, and construct vegetable boxes to grow their own food. Each of the 45min. workshops will be held at 10:00am, 11:00am, noon, and 1:00pm. This will give attendees the opportunity to see all of the workshops with time in between to mingle. In addition to the workshops there will be food and drink for purchase, featuring Mick “the Pirate” of Whisky Island Fame, and the usual line up of goodies available at the Mill Valley General Store, Zeke’s coffee, fruit from Baugher’s Orchard, fresh organic veggies from One Staw farm and Tuscarora Organic Growers Co-op, baked goods from The Breadery and more We will also be giving away Over 1000 packs of Botanical Interests Seeds, DIY hand outs, and more to the first 200 people who pre-register for super green at so register now !