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Greenbelt’s Nature Photographers and How to Shoot Fall Foliage

Greenbelt’s Nature Photographers and How to Shoot Fall Foliage

| October 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

I’ve been following some of Greenbelt’s photographers, especially when they post nature shots online somewhere.  Michael Smallwood’s photos are exhibited at the New Deal Cafe.  Harold Anderson shoots both stills and video, most often at the lake. Bill Cornett does videos here on Vimeo,  And Steve Skolnik’s photography and darkroom work will forever grace the home page of the fabulous […]

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Help Green the GHI Landscape

Help Green the GHI Landscape

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Common Area Gardens This post is for you GHIers out there – especially the ones who’d like to see more plants, more biodiversity, more sustenance and shelter for pollinators and birds, and of course more beauty around their neighborhood.  Another benefit from additional perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees will be retaining more stormwater in the soil […]

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Common-Space Makeover

Common-Space Makeover

| August 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

Time to show off another garden make-over!  Unlike the earlier street-side make-over at the end of a back yard, this one’s in the common area adjacent to the parking lot for my GHI court – 5 Ridge Road. Here’s a couple of “before” shots that show some lovely plants contributed by neighbors over the years – […]

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Free Public Gardens near Greenbelt

Free Public Gardens near Greenbelt

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

We’re lucky to have so many amazing gardens to visit near us, most of them for free.  (And boy, can public gardens be expensive to see.)  I’m visiting all 16 gardens in the DC area that are open to the public and making videos showing what they look like, by month. So first up, the […]

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Greenbelt Woodlands on Flickr

Greenbelt Woodlands on Flickr

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m happy to report a growing resource documenting the natural parts of Old Greenbelt, from the GHI’s Woodlands Committee.  Or to be exact, from member Rachel Channon.  She’s photographed and then uploaded to Flickr these subjects: Animals and Insects in GHI.   My favorite photos of the lot, including the one above.  Gorgeous! Then there are […]

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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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