The Real Food Farm in Baltimore seeks volunteers to work at the farm in Baltimore on Aug 1. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers may help with weeding, hoophouse construction, compost spreading, and other tasks. Participants should bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Groups of over five should register first. To learn more, contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Patterson Park Audubon Center seeks volunteers to work on their habitat gardens on Aug 1. The hours are 9 – 10:30 a.m. Volunteers would be working in gardens that provide food and habitat for local wildlife. The park provides tools, gloves, water and snacks. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (410) 558-2473.
The Patapsco Valley State Park in Owings Mills is holding Stream Doctors on Aug 1. It will run 9:30 – 11 a.m. Volunteers will learn how to assess the quality and health of four different sites on the park that feed into the Patapsco River. Participants must be at least 12 years old. Registration is required. To learn more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 461-5005.
Black is the New Green is holding their 2nd Annual Green Garage Sale at the Baltimore Community ToolBank near Camden Yards on Aug 1. The hours will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Black is the New Green is a non-profit dedicated to raising environmental awareness among African Americans. The sale will be held indoors. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://facebook.com/bthenewgreen.
The Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Cockeysville is holding a Stream Search on Aug 1 and 2. The hours will be 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on both days. Participants will hike to a park stream and look for creatures like salamanders, crayfish and caddisflies. For ages 4 and up. Admission is free for members and $3.00 for non-members. To learn more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 887-1815.
The Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg is offering pontoon tours of Clopper Lake on Aug 1 and 2. They will run 2 – 3 and 4 – 5 p.m. Participants should meet at the Boat Center. The tour will $2.00 in addition to the park’s admission fee. To learn more, contact Erin Engstrom at email@example.com or (301) 924-2127.
Soldier’s Delight in Owings Mills is offering a talk, Feathered Friends, on Aug 2. It will run 12 – 1 p.m. Every Sunday, a park naturalist will give a talk about a specific bird. Attendees should meet at the Visitor Center. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 922-3044.
Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future’s aquaponics farm will be open to the public on Aug 2 from 3 – 5 p.m. The farm is next to the greenhouses at Cylburn Arboretum in Baltimore. Aquaponics combines aquaculture and hydroponics and is used to raise fish and crops in an environmentally sustainable way. Water is cycled and recycled from the fish tanks to the waste treatment plants to the plants and then back to the fish tanks. To learn more, contact Laura Genello at LGenell1@jhu.edu.
The Maryland Sierra Club is showing the documentary Groundswell Rising: Protecting Our Children’s Air and Water on Aug 2. It will play at 5430 Vantage Point Road in Columbia 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The film is about some of the people fighting to stop fracking. For more information, contact Ruth White at email@example.com or (443) 803-8546.