The Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore is holding a talk, The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food, on Feb 9. It will start at 6:30 p.m. The talk will be given by the authors of the book by the same name. They are Michelle Bamberger, a veterinarian, and Robert Oswald, a pharmacologist, and they will talk about how fracking harms the health of people and animals. For more information, call (410) 396-5430.
The Real Food Farm in Baltimore seeks volunteers to work at the farm in Baltimore on Feb 10. It will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers may help with weeding, hoophouse construction, compost spreading, and other tasks. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty and bring a water bottle. To learn more, contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baltimore Center for Green Careers will be holding an information session on Feb 10. It will run 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Visitors will learn about the training options available for citizens of Baltimore City seeking green careers. Currently, the choices are brownfield training, for people cleaning up industrial waste, and energy retrofit installer, for people making older buildings more energy efficient. For more information, call (410) 929-6136.
The Real Food Farm in Baltimore seeks volunteers to work at the farm in Baltimore on Feb 11. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers may help with weeding, hoophouse construction, compost spreading, and other tasks. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty and bring a water bottle. To learn more, contact Eileen at email@example.com.
Johns Hopkins Center For a Livable Future’s aquaponics farm will be open to the public on Feb 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 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.
Annapolis Green Drinks will hold a Green Trivia Night on Feb 11 at the Galway Bay Irish Pub. The hours will be 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Attendees will play a trivia game regarding the environment. Participants in the game must be part of a team of two to six people. Admission costs $10.00 per team. Galway Bay is offering special, fundraising dinners for $25.00 each. Dinner reservations must be called in ahead of time. To do so, call (410) 263-8333.
The Patterson Park Audubon Center is holding an urban bird watching walk on Feb 13. It will run 8 – 9:30 a.m. Visitors will be looking for winter visitors. The Center can supply binoculars, but send them an e-mail request first. Visitors should meet at the fountain in the northwest corner of the park. To learn more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 558-2473.