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May 12: Green Neighbor Festival

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FREDERICK, Maryland—The second annual Green Neighbor Festival will take place May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Culler Lake in Baker Park, and the schedule of events has been announced.

The festival, hosted by the Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, will highlight sustainable living practices, environmentally friendly activities, and “green” businesses in Frederick County. Families are invited to come out, meet their neighbors and learn how Frederick County residents and business are striving to live and work more sustainably. The first 200 families will receive a free tree from the Frederick County Forestry Board booth.

Hands-on activities and crafts will be offered, and there will be live acoustic music all day sponsored and organized by Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise. There will be more than 35 local “green” vendors offering information and products promoting environmentally sustainable practices and actions.

Specific events are scheduled as follows:

  • 9 a.m.: A Sustainability Bike Tour will show “green” practices in action around the City of Frederick.
  • 10:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.: Students from area schools will release blue gill fish into the lake.
  • 10:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.: Attend information sessions with tips on being a “green neighbor.”
  • 11 a.m.: Volunteers will help pick up trash along the creek and in the park at 11 a.m.
  • After the festival, at 7 p.m.: Watch a film screening of “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” in Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall at Hood College.

The festival is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Simonson at or visit

The Green Neighbor Festival is sponsored by the Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, Friends of Baker Park, the Frederick County Office of Environmental Sustainability and Environmental Resources, the City of Frederick, and Follow Green Neighbor Frederick on Facebook to stay up to date on developing Green Neighbor Festival activities.