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Greenman Festival Coming Soon – May 10 and 11

Greenman Festival Coming Soon – May 10 and 11

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Greenbelt’s beloved Green Man Festival is almost here, and here’s what’s new and fabulous about it this year, the 10th annual! The theme!  This year we celebrate the beauty and importance of the pollinators… especially the Monarch Butterfly. Because there there are fewer wild fields and open natural spaces where they feed and lay their […]

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Lake Signage Needs Help!

Lake Signage Needs Help!

| March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

There are two signs at Greenbelt Lake about the wildlife there, funded by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and they’re terrific.  There’s a sign for fish and the one for other animals – foxes, beavers, Mallards and snakes.  They may well be a sign about birds that I missed. The first one I saw, about “Wildlife,” […]

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Tree Protection doesn’t have to be Anti-Beaver

Tree Protection doesn’t have to be Anti-Beaver

| February 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

The tree-protection project at Greenbelt Lake was in full force today, with 26 volunteers coming out to install wire around trees to protect them from beaver damage.  This fun community/eco project will be repeated next Saturday Feb 8, from 9-12:30.  (Details below.) This joint project of Greenbelt Public Works and CHEARS was directed by Brian […]

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Taproots Environmental Science at Greenbelt Middle School

Taproots Environmental Science at Greenbelt Middle School

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m happy to partner with the Greenbelt Community Foundation to publish reports from its many awesome grantees, in addition to continuing regular blog stories about the Foundation itself.  First up is this report from the Middle School’s environmental science program “Taproots”.  It’s photo-packed and fun!

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1000 Days of Greenbelt Nature – on Kickstarter

1000 Days of Greenbelt Nature – on Kickstarter

| December 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

UPDATE:  The project got full funding through Kickstarter!  Harold Anderson’s Kickstarter campaign is down to the wire, with just 24 hours to go to meet its goal, so go there now and donate!  Just watching this video by Harold inspired me to support the project.  Give it a look. See, 1000 Days of Greenbelt Nature […]

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Greenbelt’s Connection to Lawn-Pesticide Ban

Greenbelt’s Connection to Lawn-Pesticide Ban

| November 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

Takoma Park made news last summer when it became the first town in the U.S. to ban lawn pesticides on not just public but also private property.   As a garden writer with a particular interest in lawns, I jumped on the story for the national blog GardenRant and shopped it around to newspaper reporters.  (One […]

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Fall Color by Kevin Parker

Fall Color by Kevin Parker

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Photos taken November 2 by Greenbelter Kevin Parker. Thanks to Kevin for contributing his photos to Greenbelt Live.  Click here to see the rest of his Greenbelt fall foliage photo set.

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On Greenbelt Lake

On Greenbelt Lake

| November 3, 2013 | 2 Comments

Thanks to Bill Cornett for the wonderful video! Here’s Bill’s introductory text on Vimeo:  On a spectacular day in late October I attached a GoPro camera to the back of my kayak with a pole, and went on a paddle around Greenbelt Lake. Accompanied by some excellent music from danosongs.com and a descriptive voiceover, I […]

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Controversial Mulberry Tree Propped-up

Controversial Mulberry Tree Propped-up

| October 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

This image of sandbags propping up an aged mulberry tree in Buddy Attick Park prompted an assortment of reactions from Greenbelters – from treehuggers ready to do anything to save it to others dismissing it as an invasive tree whose time had passed, anyway.   And I wish I could find the original article about it […]

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Free “Less Lawn” Garden Tour

Free “Less Lawn” Garden Tour

| September 9, 2013 | 8 Comments

CLICK HERE to see photos and read descriptions of all the gardens on the tour; some also have plant lists.  And CLICK HERE to see a 172-photo album of the tour by Kathy Jentz, editor of Washington Gardener Magazine. And watch the video!  It’s by Marcia Van Horn, who lived in Old Greenbelt in the […]

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Lore Rosenthal is Walking for Climate Change Action

Lore Rosenthal is Walking for Climate Change Action

| July 17, 2013 | 2 Comments

About the Walk Greenbelt’s most politically active resident – you all agree, right? – is Lore Rosenthal, and right now she’s in training for the upcoming Walk for Our Grandchildren from Camp David to Harpers Ferry and then DC.  The purpose is to raise awareness about climate change and demand that policymakers do SOMETHING about […]

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Reel and Meal Wins Wind Energy Challenge

Reel and Meal Wins Wind Energy Challenge

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Recently I added my voice to those of many Greenbelters urging residents to sign up for wind energy and to do it quickly, so that the company (Clean Currents) would award prize bucks to the Reel and Meal.  Well, it worked! From Cam McQueen: Just wanted to let everyone know that the Reel&Meal reached the […]

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How to Support Wind Energy and the Reel and Meal – before June 15

How to Support Wind Energy and the Reel and Meal – before June 15

| June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

We all had fun voting to win big bucks for renovation of the Greenbelt Theatre, right?  Well, here’s another opportunity to win money for a terrific Greenbelt institution – the Reel & Meal events at the New Deal. They’re getting a nice $30 donation for each homeowner who switches to wind energy before June 15 […]

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Everyone Loves Calvert Farm

Everyone Loves Calvert Farm

| May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

That’s the impression I’ve gotten from asking folks about Calvert Farm, source of Greenbelt’s Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, and more goodies on Sundays at the Greenbelt Farmers Market.  People also say great things about Pam Stegall Roberts in particular, shown above at the Farmers Market’s opening day for the 2013 season. The Farm Calvert Farm […]

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Kale-a-Rama was Awesome, and so is Veganism

Kale-a-Rama was Awesome, and so is Veganism

| May 9, 2013 | 1 Comment

I was soooo impressed with the “first-ever” Kale-a-Rama Festival that was a major happening recently in Roosevelt Center, I had to find out who or what was behind it.   Here’s what I found out via organizer Cam MacQueen. Who Made it Happen There were four organizers of the event, all vegans and active the animal […]

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The Green Man Cometh!

The Green Man Cometh!

| May 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

If proof were ever needed that Greenbelters 1), care about Mother Earth and 2), know how to have fun, one need look no farther than the Green Man Festival, scheduled to return for the 9th year this coming weekend.  This year it’s dedicated to our forests (didn’t someone proclaim this Greenbelt’s Year of the Forest?) […]

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“Less Lawn” Talk Coming Up!

“Less Lawn” Talk Coming Up!

| April 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve teamed up with the Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group and GHI’s Woodlands Committee to talk Less Lawn, using THE most convincing visuals I can collect to win you all over to the less-lawn cause.  Here’s more background about it all – the why, and the how.

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Tram Ride in Patuxent Refuge

Tram Ride in Patuxent Refuge

| March 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

When I first posted about Greenbelt’s neighbor, the Patuxent Research Refuge, I determined to come back sometime when the trams were running.  Which I did recently, and here’s my short report. Just outside the Visitor’s Center, there’s some fine viewing. Our guide was a charmer named Jim who kept his last name to himself – […]

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New Forest Steward Program AND 10th Anniversary of Greenbelt Forest Preserve

New Forest Steward Program AND 10th Anniversary of Greenbelt Forest Preserve

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Greenbelt’s Year of the Forest If I thought Greenbelt’s 75th anniversary year was chockful of events, this year may turn out to be just as busy, with two new programs celebrating and taking care of the forests closest to us.  Here’s a short explanation (if I got it right) of the programs, and a heads-up […]

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Beaverdam Creek Passes Water Tests with Flying Colors

Beaverdam Creek Passes Water Tests with Flying Colors

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Test Results It took me a while to figure out where the rain that falls on Greenbelt ends up, but thanks to Mark Cristal here, I’ve learned that it’s the Beaverdam Creek (and then into the Anacostia River).  Beaverdam Creek has a watch group that works to protect and improve the creek, and that includes […]

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