Thursday, April 25, 2013

Movie Night!

The Friends of Quiet Waters Park is hosting an Environmental Movie Night this coming Wednesday.  The movie will take place in the Blue Heron Room at Quiet Waters Park, located at 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD 21403.  Refreshments will be provided!  For more information, please contact
Date:  Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7pm
Title:  Environmental Movie Night
Movie:  Bag It  
Description:  Bag It has been garnering awards at film festivals across the nation. What started as a documentary about plastic bags evolved into a wholesale investigation into plastics and their effect on our waterways, oceans, and even our bodies.  Join the Bag It movement and decide for yourself how plastic your life will be.

Upcoming event:
Date:  Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11 am.  Meet at the Visitor Center within the Park for this event.
Title:  Secret Life of Plants:  Native Plant Walk at Quiet Waters Park
Speaker:  Karyn Molines from the Maryland Native Plant Society will guide this walk.
Description:  What mysteries lie beneath our feet and tower above our heads? During a walk along the trails, we'll learn basic plant identification skills and discover their unique adaptations that let them grow as giants, produce seeds that fly, and perform other amazing feats of survival.  Dress for the weather (for standing and walking slowly) and wear comfortable walking shoes.  Bring binoculars and a hand lens if you have them.  For adults and teens.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Mushroom Cultivation, Beekeeping and Wild Plant ID

Check out Mushroom Cultivation this Saturday April 20, or Beekeeping and Wild Plant ID on April 27!

April 20 from 10-2pm Mushroom Cultivation Workshop:
Join an all-around fun gal for a walk in the woods!  Learn how to find and properly identify edibles, but more importantly, learn what you can do to turn 1 into 1000!
This hands-on workshop will cover Stem-Butt Propagation, Wood Dowel inoculation, and Straw Pasteurization.  Participants will also plant a mushroom orchard and get to take home a log of their own.
About the Instructor: Holli Elliott
After owning a yoga studio in the DMV area and on the Eastern Shore for the better part of a decade, Holli decided to return to her farming roots and seek out farming as an occupation. Her particular passion lies with soil building and mushroom cultivation. Her long range goals involve collaborating with existing area farms to demonstrate how adding mushrooms to the permaculture model enhances food production on many levels and can also be used in environmental remediation. Holli has worked on both large and small farms all over the globe.
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April 27, 2013 Respectful, Chemical Free Beekeping
Join the Accokeek Foundation for a morning with Stefano Briguglio of Azure B LLC as we explore respectful and chemical-free beekeeping! The course will include hive components, hive occupants, a look at seasonal duties and responsibilities for bees, and basic hive management.
Stefano Briguglio from Azure B LLC runs a small family permaculture farm and apiary in Marbury, Maryland with his wife, Heidi. They specialize in honeybees, hive products, woodware and beautiful childrens toys that are handmade in Southern Maryland. They offer beekeeping, composting, vermiculture and other education courses year round.
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April 27, 2013 Walk In the Park Series: Wild Plant ID 
Learn how to identify some of our common local plants, including characteristics used in basic botany and some patterns of major plant families in our area. We will use examples found along the walk and learn how to use a basic key to wildflowers. This will be a slow-paced walk, with more time spent discussing plants than walking. Please bring a water container and dress appropriately for the weather.
About the Instructor: Holly Poole-Kavana
Holly is a lifelong plant enthusiast, and started formally studying herbal medicine in 2005, after she began working in health care. She is the owner of Little Red Bird Botanicals and is excited about the ways herbal medicine can help us all to have a little more control over our own health, and provide support to those we care about. She had apprenticed with herbalist 7song at the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine, completed the Clinic II program at Sacred Plant Traditions, studied at the Pacific School of Botanical Medicine, and hold a BS in botany.
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Green School Application Reviewers Still Needed!

MAEOE is looking for additional reviewers for April 15 at MAEOE’s Jessup office and April 16 at Baltimore Ag Center 9am -3pm.  If you can review for a shift during that time, please join us.  We have received over 110 applications!!! WOW!!!

 Many are on line, experienced reviewers (if you have attended one review session you would qualify) can review these applications. Please let me know if you can review some of our on line applications.

If you have not reviewed before, we have experienced reviewers who can guide you through the process.

Please contact us if you'd like to help with this exciting project!

tel. 443-733-1220 ext. 114
fax 443-733-1219