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Congratulations to the many volunteers who came out to help plant the Trolley Trail Permaculture Garden during two recent Saturday mornings. The following summary of the project is adapted from Councilmember Alan Hew’s Facebook posting.
This Permaculture garden (focusing on edible plants) was planted for the public to help themselves. It took a Council resolution to bring this about, which was my doing. The Committee for a Better Environment (CBE) put together the proposal to do it and organized it. Lincoln Smith of Forested: Creative Ecology designed the garden. The City Public Works department provided site prep items like tools, compost, mulch and logistics. A number of residents turned out to help. The University of Maryland provided student volunteers from the College Park Scholars Environment, Technology & Economy program. Students from the Student Government Association’s Student Sustainability Committee also attended.
Thanks again to the members of the Committee for a Better Environment, including CBE Chair Gemma Evans and city liaison Steve Beavers, for their invaluable dedication to this project.
Join sponsor Carrollton Enterprises for two important health-related event this week!
Paint Branch Elementary School is taking part in the Men Make A Difference Day on Monday, 10/13/14. All dads and the important men in our students’ lives are invited to come have breakfast at the school together with their kids at 8:45 am.
The school is asking the PTA to help with donations of breakfast items for the event. If you are willing to donate some muffins, bagels, donuts, juice, coffee, fruit, yogurt or other easy to eat and serve breakfast items, please contact Ms. Cunningham (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (301) 513-5300 directly and let her know what you can bring. All items will need to be brought to the school by 8:30 am.
See you next Saturday, September 27th from 11am to 3pm @ 5000 Paint Branch Parkway – free parking across the street at the College Park Metro station: www.CollegeParkDay.org
Meet the Oriole Mascot! Come see the Bomb Squad Robots! Talk with the firemen and see the College Park and Branchville engines! Climb the 30′ Spider Zone or 25′ Rock Wall! Try the Fire Rescue Obstacle Course or amazing Extreme Air Bungee Jumper!
Play some fun carnival games or get your face painted! Visit the Boys and Girls Club booth or the CP Arts Exchange booth for fun activities! Kids 12 and under – bring your bikes and stop by the Proteus Bikes booth and learn the essentials of bike handling and bike safety!
We’ll have hot dogs, BBQ, cupcakes and Hawaiian Shave Ice to fuel you up and keep you refreshed during the day! Come by and visit us at the College Park Community Foundation table.
9704 Rhode Island Ave.
College Park MD 20740
Lower Level of the Church
Please join us on Wednesday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. for a Grant Workshop. The College Park Community Foundation is giving out up to $4,000 in grants ranging from $250 to $1,000. At the workshop, we will give applicants the tools they need to develop a winning application.
Event: CPCF Grant Workshop
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Place: Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road
Please register via this form: bit.ly/1orGBRG
Potential applicants are required to attend the workshop or meet with a board member prior to submitting their application. For more information, please contact Jackie Pearce Garrett at email@example.com.
Come out and meet Renee Domogauer, College Park resident and author of The Washington Oak Kittens. Ms. Domogauer will read from her recently published children’s book and share with the audience the true-to-life events behind the story. As an added treat, she will offer children a chance to express themselves in an art project related to the historic Washington Oak.
Signed copies of her book will be on sale for $12.50. For more information, please call 301-474-8044.
Anacostia Tree Planting Event
Saturday, May 31st, 2014
9 a.m. to Noon
USDA Beltsville Agricultural
Near the Intersection of Center Rd and
Powder Mill Rd in Beltsville, MD
- Come Plant Trees in the Beaverdam Creek Watershed (USDA/BARC property)
- We will be planting more than 100 native trees and shrubs (holes will be pre-dug)
- Gain Community service hours!
- No experience necessary
Meeting Location: Center Road parking lot (click for map). A caravan will depart from this parking lot to the planting location. Parking is available near the planting site. See flier for details and directions.
Please RSVP to Aubin Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (202) 962-3233
Organized by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments on behalf of USDA/BARC and Maryland DNR.