Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Upcoming October Events

There are so many upcoming fall events!

From urban design talks to volunteer opportunities, Baltimore folks are sure to get involved with something interesting.

Here's an overview of some of the fun:


Come to ChiliBrew at 2640! Eat chili and taste homebrew to your little heart's delight. What more could you want? A $10-20 donation gets you a commemorative pint glass, and the money goes to support the 2640 space, Velocipede, and the Free School. Last minute entries are available! Come to 2640 St. Paul St. at 6:30 p.m.

Friday 10/6 and Saturday 10/7

How to Grow a Pickle. Puppet theater about where pickles come from. Click the link for more details and locations.


FORCE, the Culture of Rape art show opens 7-10 p.m. at the Current Gallery. 421 N. Howard St. Baltimore, MD 21201.


An agroforestry workshop about planting vegetables with fruit and nut trees as an integrated approach to increasing our urban food sources. Parks & People is teaming up with Baltimore Greenworks for this workshop by Katrina Krouse of the U.S. Forest Service & Anne Draddy from TreeBaltimore. Plus the workshop is at Brewer's Art! Awesome.


Urban design discussion about the importance of planning, zoning and vision in the rebirth of our cities followed by a panel discussion by local city planners, developers, and citizen groups on implications for planning in Baltimore.
Here is the link for more details.


Maryland Home & Garden Show for all of your home improvement and gardening needs as you get your living quarters ready for winter.


Starting Saturday, October 17 Real Food Farm will be hosting volunteer days and farm tours the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month. If you would like to volunteer, you can join them at 9 a.m. for planting, weeding, harvesting, and other work around the farm. Now featuring a farm tour and potluck as part of the experience.


Baltimore Greenworks and the Museum of Industry are having a workshop about sustainable food processing. Click on the Museum of Industry link for more details and to see a full list of all their exciting events.

Phew! So much going on. I'll have to make some choices about what I'm able to attend, and when I need to stay home and knit/bake/clean/garden.

This weekend though I hope to press some cider at the October foodmakers potluck and also pick up some native plants at the Herring Run native plant sale.


Oh no, how could I have forgotten to add this in my original post. I forgot to mention DIY FEST!

We're going to have all sorts of awesome workshops, like home brewing, urban foraging, wildlife survival skills, DIY infant care, yarn re-use, bike repair, and self-publishing with zines.

Plus for the first time ever we're going to have a panel speak about alternative business models from local examples Red Emma's, Baltimore Bicycle Works, and non-profit umbrella organization Fusion.

The event takes place from 12-6 pm at 2640 St. Paul, and it's FREE!

Hope you enjoy this October, whatever you do!

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