Farmers' Markets

Anne Arundel County Farmers' Market
Saturdays through Dec. 20

7 a.m. - noon
Riva Road at Harry Truman Parkway, Annapolis | Info

Westfield Annapolis Mall Farmers' Market
1st & 3rd Sundays through Nov. 26
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Corner of Generals Highway & Bestgate Road

Severna Park Farmers' Market
Saturdays through Oct. 25
8 a.m. - noon
Ritchie Highway at Jones Station Road, Severna Park

FreshFarm Farmers' Market
Sundays through Nov. 23
8 a.m. - noon
Donner Parking Lot on Compromise Street, Annapolis
Farmers & producers from Delaware, Maryland (both sides of the Bay), Pennsylvania, and West Virginia | Info

Deale Farmers' Market
Thursdays, July 30 - Oct. 30

3 - 6 p.m.
Cedar Grove Methodist Church parking lot, 5965 Deale-Churchton Road

sercNature Programs for children
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cartoon by Brad Knopf
cartoon by Brad Knopf




Saturday, Oct. 25 - Potomac Piranhas Hackathon
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation, 1810 McCormick Drive, Largo
Designed to bring together multiple stakeholders to quickly identify or build innovative initiatives, initiate key strategic partnerships, and create funding sources to address stormwater management issues in the Washington DC-Chesapeake Bay Watershed. It also serves as a key event in preparing ideas for the February 2015 Potomac Piranhas™ Pitch, offering a forum for networking and collaboration, vetting of ideas, and generating interest and excitement. Cash will be awarded for the top ideas. $25/person, including lunch. | flyer

Saturday, Oct. 25 - Experience the Tesla Model S in Annapolis
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Annapolis Towne Centre, 1906 Towne Centre Boulevard, Annapolis
Designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle, Model S provides unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience. Appointments are required for 15-minute test drives.

Saturday, Oct. 25 - Annapolis Fall Greenscape Planting on Make a Difference Day
10 a.m., West End of Ellen O. Moyer Back Creek Park, Bembe Beach Road, Annapolis (area closest to Bert Jabin Yacht Yard)
Join former Mayor Ellen O. Moyer to plant "orphan" plants at the west end of the park and to weed and clip. The plants are "left overs" from other gardens or you can bring your own! Participants are also asked to bring clippers, gloves, and spades. The point is to fill up neglected gardens with sufficient plants to be colorful next year and leave no room for weeds. While not an official National Make a Difference Day event, this is an opportunity to make a difference close to home.

Saturday, Oct. 25 - Free Shredding & E-cycling
10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Arundel Federal Savings Bank, 1049 Route 3, Gambrills
Personal papers & electronics only. No cardboard. Limit three boxes or bags per person. Accepted electronics include computers, telephones, faxes, audio equipment. TV disposal available at a cost of $15 each. Free gifts to recyclers and shredders.

Saturday, Oct. 25 - Fall Festival
1 - 5 p.m., Cafe Mezzanotte, 760 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park
Proceeds benefit FoodBridge, a program of U Empower ( that uses internet technology to bridge the food gap in our community by connecting organizations with excess food (such as food brokers and distributors) with groups that feed people in need (such as Winter Relief, Food Link, and shelters around the area). Bring a non-perishable food item and help fill a Wagon of Food to be delivered to a local charity feeding our community.

Saturday, Oct. 25 - Sustainafest
5 - 10 p.m., Becker Auditorium, Indian Creek Upper School, 1130 Anne Chambers Way, Crownsville
“Kidz Kino” Mountainfilm Showing: noon to 1:30 p.m. featuring films for a younger audience. Outdoor activities from 5-7 p.m. Film festival begins at 7 p.m. The event features local food and drink, live music, engaging exhibits on filmmaking, conservation and an opportunity to tour a sustainable, off-grid Tiny House built by middle school students this summer as part of SustainaFest’s Student Sustainability Lab Program. The evening is then capped off with award-winning films from the acclaimed Mountainfilm in Telluride Tour Stop program. These films highlight the power of the human spirit, the importance of strong communities, the joy of adventure and the need for a renewed environmental ethic.

Sunday, Oct. 26 - Community Planting
time TBA, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1101 Bay Ridge Avenue, Eastport, Annapolis
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Eastport is holding a conservation planting and volunteers are needed. This is Watershed Steward Candidate Dawn Moorehead's capstone project.
Information: Contact Dawn Moorehead

Monday, Oct. 27 - Spa Creek Conservancy Planting Day
1 p.m., Mount Olive AME Church, 2 Hicks Avenue, Annapolis
The Spa Creek Conservancy and the Parole community will come together to celebrate the completion of stormwater retrofit projects at two local churches with volunteer planting days on Monday, Oct. 13, and Monday, Oct. 27. The public is invited to assist with planting rain gardens and installing conservation landscaping. Hundreds of native perennials will be planted. Many volunteers -- of all ages -- are needed to join others already committed to help, including Church members, the Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Annapolis, and Spa Creek Conservancy volunteers.
Information: Spa Creek Conservancy website or contact Regina Rochez at

living green in annapolis logoWednesday, Oct. 29 - Living Green in Annapolis on WNAV
6 - 7 p.m., WNAV 1430AM, 99.9FM in the City, and streaming on
Program TBA. And special feature, "The Environment in Focus" with Tom Pelton, produced by WYPR 88.1FM, public radio in Baltimore. The Living Green in Annapolis show is hosted and produced by Elvia Thompson of Annapolis Green, joined by Vic Pascoe, and features interviews with experts who provide information on living and working in a sustainable manner. Listeners learn practical ways to incorporate Green practices into their lives – many of which can save them money. Guests include those directly involved in championing the Green movement here in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.


Monday, Nov. 3 - US Green Building Council's 4th Annual Engineering Green Conference
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Morgan State University Student Center, 1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore
This one-day conference showcases projects in the commercial and government sectors within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The day will include multiple sessions (with two or three presentations to choose from in each track). Presenters will give an in-depth look at project design, implementation, and lessons learned.

Wednesday, Nov. 5 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, third floor conference room 
Agendas & Minutes

great frogs EYC Thursday, Nov. 6 - Green Drinks Annapolis
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Great Frogs Winery, 3218 Harness Creek Road, Annapolis
Event Sponsor: 1North Wealth Servies
Theme: Helping to Green the Across the Bay 10K

Details to come, but check out the Great Frogs website in the meantime.

i recycleSaturday, Nov. 15 - America Recycles Day
throughout the United States
keep america beautifulA program of Keep America Beautiful, America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on or around November 15 (America Recycles Day) event organizers (like you), educate neighbors, friends and colleagues through thousands of events.

Tuesday, Nov. 18 - Tracking Carbon in Coastal Wetlands: Sources and Sinks from the Muck and the Mire
7 p.m., Schmidt Conference Center, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Coastal wetlands are a major component of the global carbon cycle, both storing and releasing significant amounts of carbon. These ecosystems also provide storm surge protection, and nurseries for key fisheries and other vital services. But climate change, especially accelerated sea-level rise, poses considerable threats to their survival. This lecture will explore the global significance of coastal wetlands, and the international research to understand and model carbon dynamics under a changing climate. Speaker: Lisa Schile of SERC.
Free; donations appreciated. Refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.
Information: Kristen Minogue, 443-482-2325

mwmcFriday, Nov. 21 - 20th Annual Maryland Water Monitoring Council Annual Conference
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd, Linthicum Heights
The theme of the one day conference is Looking to the Past to Guide our Future. This year’s conference will highlight the advances in monitoring, improvements in methods and equipment, technological innovations, and environmental trends.


Wednesday, Dec. 3 - Annapolis Environmental Commission Meeting
7 p.m., 145 Gorman Street, third floor conference room 
Agendas & Minutes

veggiesSaturday, Dec. 6 - Anne Arundel County Farmers Market Holiday Festival
7 a.m. - 1 p.m., Riva Road at Harry Truman Parkway
Details to come.


Saturday, March 7 - William Cullina Speake on the Botany of Design
time & location TBA
Unity Gardens presents renowned author and speaker William "Bill" Cullina for this talk on the thorny subject of garden design in a fun and innovative way, exploring ways to create more satisfying designs without breaking the budget, looking at life beyond the color wheel and the importance of healthy soil and revealing some of his best horticultural secrets while weaving together aesthetics, psychology, botany & ecology into a fascinating one-hour ride for all.

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