Archive for November, 2012

BARC’s Compost Research

BARC’s Compost Research

| November 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

I stopped by the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center to get a tour of their compost research, led by my former neighbor Walter Mulbry.  But any notion that the target audience here is gardeners or even homeowners is way off – this is about composting manure from dairy farms, like the 100-cow farm here.  Walter told […]

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Alternative Gift Fairs are Awesome

Alternative Gift Fairs are Awesome

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you haven’t been to an Alternative Gift Fair, I highly recommend it, and not just for finding gifts for people, but also to experience a new kind of giving that does good and feels mighty good, too.  The next one will be the 14th one for the DC area, and it’s happening this Saturday […]

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Healthy Tips for Holiday Eaters, and a Free Event about Sugar

Healthy Tips for Holiday Eaters, and a Free Event about Sugar

| November 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Event Please join Kim Rush-Lynch and Chelsea Calhoun for their FREE Healthy Holidays Open House on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at Glenn Dale Community Center, 2-4 PM. They will explore alternatives to sugar and ways to bring that sweet flavor into your holiday menus. Learn and PLAY games that will keep your family entertained […]

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First Visit to Patuxent Wildlife Refuge

First Visit to Patuxent Wildlife Refuge

| November 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

I finally made the 10-minute-or-so drive to the only wildlife research refuge in the U.S., the Patuxent Research Refuge.   I discovered that we have FDR to thank for carving out close to 13,000 acres from USDA and military land to help protect and conserve the nation’s wildlife and habitat.  So there’s room for forest, meadow […]

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Greenbelt’s Studio 302

Greenbelt’s Studio 302

| November 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is the first of several posts about the artists-in-residence in Greenbelt’s Community Center, starting with Studio 302.  Great photos of some of the artists’ works coming soon! Next Studio 302 Event December 1-2 Juried Art and Craft Fair during Greenbelt’s Festival of Lights When:  December December 1, 10am-5pm & December 2, 11am-4pm Where: Greenbelt […]

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Buh-bye, Nuisance Trees

Buh-bye, Nuisance Trees

| November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

All along Ridge Road we’re seeing and hearing tree crews removing overgrown and self-seeded trees that are hanging over the power lines, just waiting for the any kind of storm to take those lines down.  And while it’s always sad to see trees turned into wood chips, no matter how misplaced and hazard-producing they are, […]

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My New Screened-In Porch!

My New Screened-In Porch!

| November 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

For my first seven months in Old Greenbelt I was basically camping out in a construction site, a very noisy construction site. (My poor neighbors!  My poor cats!) But by late July the workers were finally GONE and I could start to enjoy the last of the construction projects – a new screened-in porch.   […]

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Celebrating Marriage Equality

Celebrating Marriage Equality

| November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

No religious institution has been more active fighting for marriage equality in Maryland than nearby St. George’s Episcopal Church, at least that I’ve noticed from here in Greenbelt.  So when I learned that St. George’s was planning a prayer service about Question 6 and history’s “Arc of Justice” for the night after the election, not […]

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Spotted in Greenbelt Gardens in the Fall

Spotted in Greenbelt Gardens in the Fall

| November 6, 2012 | 3 Comments

Strolling my neighborhood in late October I spied one of my favorite plants along Ridge Road.  It’s Amsonia hubrichtii, a perennial native to this region that looks great in three seasons but this one’s the best, imho.  The orange gets even stronger! Then just down the road I discovered my new favorite garden in town, […]

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Artful Afternoons are Pretty Awesome

Artful Afternoons are Pretty Awesome

| November 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Whole Lotta Dancing Going On I can’t believe I’ve lived here 10 months and didn’t discover Artful Afternoons til now.   Turns out this city-run monthly event is a well attended and well loved, and I could see why. The theme of this month’s event was Greenbelt Dances! Expo with performances and super-fun workshops. These dancers […]

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Roosevelt Center Post-Sandy

Roosevelt Center Post-Sandy

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Venturing out the morning after Sandy passed through was fun, and it was a relief to discover so little damage.  We could just enjoy  Roosevelt Center at its loveliest. Of course Eric was there to capture the scene.  I’m loving his photoblog Greenbelt 2012.  Here’s his exhaustive tour of post-Sandy Greenbelt.

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