This Sundays Taste of Wheaton has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Eat Drink and be green with other members of the community, who want to thrive in Environmentally Sustainable Communities.
On Thursday, April 28, 2016 Evan Keto joined Green Wheaton at Hollywood East Café to explain Tree Montgomery, a local tree planting program.
Evan is an ISA-certified arborist and program manager for the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection. His team is searching for places to plant shade trees, especially in the yards of single family homes, parking lots, and multi-family communities here in the downcounty, where development has been intense and many mature trees have died or been cut down.
Upon resident request, Evan and his team make a visit to consult with a homeowner about best placement and best species to plant. They will later return with the tree, plant it, and then (if desired) provide up to TWO YEARS of FREE aftercare including watering, mulching, weeding, and pruning.
Funding for the program comes from the county’s tree canopy law, which charges developers who cut trees from building sites.
Trees for this program are only planted between November and May, and there is currently a short waiting list for planting. Residents can schedule the consultation at anytime of year, however.
(Please note: This is a different program from the one that provides trees along roads throughout Montgomery County, MD; Tree Montgomery trees plants within the yard — not the right-of-way near sidewalks. Information about that program can be found on the Department of Transportation website.)
If you weren’t able to join us that night and you want more info or want to request a tree for your yard, visit Tree Montgomery’s website: https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DEP/Tree/Tree-request.html#sthash.U3l3UCaK.dpuf
Evan also noted that two other programs are encouraging trees in our region:
Leaves for Neighborhoods offers a $40 coupon when you buy a tree with a retail value of $75 at participating nurseries
MD’s Department of Natural Resources also offers a $25 coupon for the purchase of one tree with a retail value of $50 or more at www.trees.maryland.gov.
Its all about the trees. Did you know the Montgomery County Department of Protection (MCDEP) has a program to plant Shade Trees for FREE. TREE MONTGOMERY is looking for places to plant, especially in yards of single family homes, parking lots, and multi-family communities.
Evan Keto, Program Manager in the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and ISA Certified Arborist, will join us to talk about the county’s Tree Montgomery program, and provide details for those who want to request FREE TREES for their yards. We’ll also have some info on how to take care of the trees you already have.
“Native plants provide ecosystem services such as sequestering carbon, cleaning air and water by filtering pollutants, capturing storm water, stopping erosion, building topsoil, providing diversity for insects and pollinators, and connecting humans to their natural world”.
Join artist Joanne Miller on a photographic journey through urban Wheaton, MD. Bring your camera and walk along with Joanne as we photograph nature in the downtown Central Business District (CBD).
The walk is an opportunity for photography and conversation about personal vision and creative practice.
Free and open to the public – all levels of photographers are welcome.
Meet at Wheaton Veterans Park – 11200 Amherst Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland 20902.
In the event of rain, artist walk will be rescheduled.
Please visit the Wheaton Arts and Culture gallery of community photographs at www.joannemiller-community.com.
This project is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. To learn more about the project and upcoming events go to the www.greenwheaton.org/greenarts
There are a many things in cities that make life challenging for pollinators. But if the conditions are right, lots of different bees can thrive in urban spaces.
This was just one of the facts discussed on March 24 during our GreenDrinks happy hour at the Limerick Pub in Wheaton, MD.
Author Alison Gillespie – who also serves at Green Wheaton’s Communications Manager – was on hand to give everyone there some basic tips for helping both native bees and non-native European honey bees in urban areas like Wheaton.
Some who came sampled honey from a MD beekeeper, while looking at a necklace containing the life’s work of a single honey bee: one 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey (pictured at the bottom of the top photo, here).
Bees — Gillespie reminded the crowd who assembled to network, eat yummy appetizers and get a happy buzz going about pollinators — provide about 75% of the foods we eat every day. Many of the most nutritious and delicious things on our plates are provided to us via the work of bees, including many common fruits and vegetables. And beer, too!
Here are some of the tips Gillespie gave for helping the bees:
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Meet at Veterans Park, 11200 Amherst Avenue. Join artist Joanne Miller on a photographic journey through urban Wheaton. Bring your camera and walk along with Joanne as we photograph the nature in the downtown Central Business District (CBD). The walk is an opportunity for photography and conversation about personal vision and creative practice. Free and open to the public – all levels of photographers are welcome.
Joanne Miller and GreenWheaton are collaborating on a year-long Wheaton Arts and Culture Grant. To learn more about this project and upcoming events go to the www.greenwheaton.org/greenarts
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