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Butt Cleanup Coming to Downtown Frederick

The Frederick City Sustainability Committee has had its eye on butts, and they’re finally ready to do something about it with the help of the Downtown Frederick Partnership. Cigarette butt recycling containers will be installed in 25 locations around the downtown area...

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Native Plants and a Middletown Wild Meadow

Just because you see a plant everywhere, and its attractive, doesn’t mean it’s the best thing for the local ecology. An intensive project by a group of local volunteers and Maryland Native Plant educator, from the University of Maryland Extension Service, has proven...

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Frederick County On-Farm Compost Amendment

A zoning amendment allowing acceptance of food scraps on permitted farms in the agriculture zone, a change proposed to existing zoning code to solve obstacles to expansion of composting in Frederick County, was recently supported by Frederick County's Solid Waste...

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Bike to Work Frederick Day!

Our local Bike to Work Day activities will make Friday May 18th a fund day for you to join in if you work in Frederick Meet at the Frederick Transit Center on 100 South East Street, rain or shine, from 6:30am-8:30am. There will be fun giveaways, local celebrities and...

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Livable Frederick: Balancing for Affordability

Consider the word “livable”. What comes to mind is what you often say when you’re negotiating among family members, peers or friends to reach a compromise during an argument. “Yeah, I can live with it”. When you look at it that way, having a “livable Frederick” takes...

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Maryland Native Plants-Learn About Them Online

Here's an intriguing idea for the natural gardeners out there: take an online, free class to learn about Maryland native plants. The instructor, Dr. Sara Tangren of the University of Maryland Extension Service, has created a class that you can do not only...

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The Elusive and Intriguing Paw-Paw

I’m willing to bet not many of you have tried a show-stopping fruit that grows practically right under your nose here in Maryland---if only you know the inside scoop on where and when to find it. The Paw Paw tree produces luscious, mango-like fruit every fall, and...

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A Spoonful of Soil (Regenerative Agriculture)

Ron Holter and Lisa Orr believe a teaspoon of soil can make a big difference. That is, when it is loaded with the right microbes: it can be the difference between wallet-breaking grain purchases and feeding animals from the grass growing in rich soil. ​​SMXLL  Lisa...

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The Winter Compost Pile

Steam rising from the center of a winter compost pile…the only thing that beats that beautiful February sight is paging through seed catalogs on a long winter’s afternoon. ​​SLXLM                      This beautiful photo is at the Solana Center in California. But,...

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An Inconvenient Truth Sequel: A Green Frederick.org Review

Follow Al Gore around and you can get a close look at what happened behind the scenes at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of 2015 in Paris. First, the film, set as a follow on to the 2006 film, An Inconvenient Truth¸ first sets up the actions in the summit...

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