Friday, April 19, 2013

Earth Day Festival - Brookside Gardens - Sunday, April 21, 2013

Photo: This Sunday, April 21st, Nature Jams will be performing at our annual Earth Day Festival! By creating an undeniably fun experience, the Delaware duo fosters a positive connection between their young audiences and a healthy, environmentally conscious lifestyle.

Brookside Gardens and M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks will celebrate Earth Day with a whole day of scheduled events!

9am - Noon: Volunteer garden project.  All volunteers must preregister.  For more information or to sign up, call 301-962-1429 or email

Noon - 4pm: Green Craft and Vendor Fair - Visitors Center Auditorium.  Browse craft tables featuring local crafters selling items made from reused, recycled, up-cycled, responsibly harvested, organic, plant related or sustainable products.  Vendors include:

Janice Browne, Reflecting Nature
Patricia Zangrillo, PAZ Designs
Chris Schmidt, ChrisBrenSchmidt Photography
Carol Lundquist, Wine Bottle Art
Vicki Metzger, Handmade soaps & lotions
Susan Nonn, Gourd Lady
Pam Silverwood, Botanical Pottery
Cori Spencer, Mind, Body and Salt
Richard Denchfield, Edible Bird Houses
Danielle Spence, The Greener Route
Priya Narasimhan, Priya Means Love
Peggy Duke & Karen Malkin, Botanical Prints & Herbal products
Lisa Slater, Terra Craft Jewelry
Sandy Spring CSA
Amicus Green Building Center
Bethesda Green
Green Market Solutions
Solar Energy Services
DC Greenworks
Maryland Solar Solutions, Inc.
Renewal by Andersen

Ongoing: Community Art Project-Weaving for the Birds - Visitors Center Atrium - Re purpose natural materials and fabrics to create a woven masterpiece that nesting birds in the garden will appreciate.

Noon and 2pm: Earth Day Storytime and Craft - Anderson Pavillion

1pm and 3pm: Nature Jams Concert! Enjoy some musical "edutainment" and learn valuable lessons about Nature and the environment.

12:30-2:30pm: Walks & Tours - Brookside Gardens Visitor Center.

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