April is Earth Month, which means there are a lot of exciting eco-friendly events and activities to engage in and support. Here’s a list to get on your calendars!
This week, we have our monthly All-Gardener’s Meeting on Tuesday, April 9 from 5:30-6:30 in the Public Health Studies building (3505 N Charles St) We’ll be discussing progress on our proposed water solution, the communal row planting scheme, the upcoming season opening celebration, garden leadership recruitment, summer produce donation coordination, other projects we’re planning on taking on this season, and more. All (returning and new gardeners) are welcome!
Before you go to the BJP All-Gardener’s Meeting, go to:
Food and Health: UPenn Urban Nutrition Initiative Lecture
Speakers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Urban Nutrition Initiative will discuss how college students and youth work together through courses involving food policy, gardening and nutrition education. Tuesday, April 9, 3:30 p.m., Arellano Theater. http://web.jhu.edu/announcements/faculty-staff/targetpage.html?baid=42348
JHU Earth Week 2013
Join the Office of Sustainability for Campus Earth Week as we reflect on sustainability action over the past year and look forward to continuing progress within our sustainability at Johns Hopkins University. We invite you to participate in the Earth Day Showcase on Monday, April 22, on the Gilman Quad. The first annual Green Blue Jay Awards Ceremony will commence at noon, with light refreshments to flight. An interactive exposition of student groups, JHU departments, and environmental organizations from greater Baltimore will line the footpaths on the quad and contribute games, small activities, and information.
A week-long series of events celebrating Earth Week will occur on JHU campuses from April 20-26. For a complete list of events visit http://www.sustainability.jhu.edu/projects/earthweek.html .
Who Wants To Be An Urban Farmer: skill-building workshops for urban growers on Saturday, April 20 12:30-4:30 pm at Real Food Farm 2801 St. Lo Dr., Baltimore, MD 21213
Kick-off Baltimore Green Week by participating in this series of skill-building workshops for small-scale urban growers. We encourage growers of all ages to attend: there will be youth-specific activities and workshops on healthy eating and gardening. Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Workshops are a combination of in-field demonstrations and hands-on learning experiences, so come prepared. Topics include: small-scale livestock (bees, rabbits, chickens), seeding and transplanting, growing mushrooms, composting, and more! Plus, free burritos from Chipotle!
Register at: http://whowantstobeanurbanfarmer.eventbrite.com/