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Earth Day Festival

Sunday, April 24, 2016 12:00 - 4:00p.m.

Activities at Brookside Gardens & Brookside Nature Center

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What better place than Brookside Gardens, M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks, to celebrate Earth Day? Through volunteering, walks and tours, earth friendly activities and browsing our green craft fair, you can learn while having fun. Interactive family-friendly activities and a “green” vendor and craft fair will be offered from 12noon- 4pm. Enjoy wildflower and plant walks starting at 12:30pm. Discover how small changes in your everyday habits can make a big impact on improving our environment.

Green Crafters wanted!

You are invited to participate in a green craft fair this spring as part of our 5th annual Earth Day Festival! Producers only- all items offered for sale must be vendor-made from reused, recycled, upcycled, responsibly harvested, organic, plant related, or sustainable products produced within 150 miles of Brookside Gardens.

Applications accepted Feb. 1- March 24, 2016. This is a juried craft fair. With your application, please include the application fee, a materials list, pictures and/or a website where the committee can view your work. Apply early, as space is limited. Make application checks payable to: Active Montgomery or call 301-962-1461 to pay over the phone with credit card. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. You will be notified of your acceptance/denial via email or letter. Those accepted will be provided with additional details.

Green Craft Fair Application

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Schedule of Events

  • 9:00am – noon Volunteer Project
    Volunteer for an Earth Day garden project. All volunteers must preregister; for more information, or to sign up, call 301-962-1429 or email: Visit our volunteer web page.
  • Noon - 4:00pm Earth Day Activities -
    • Green Craft and Vendor Fair- Visitors Center Auditorium. Join us for a green craft fair this earth day! Browse craft tables featuring local crafters selling items made from reused, recycled, up-cycled, responsibly harvested, organic, plant related or sustainable products. Our green vendors will demonstrate products or services that help the earth.
    • Community Art Project-Critter Condos- Use natural materials to create a home for woodland creatures.
      Earth Day Activities for Children & Families- Gardens behind Visitors Center - more details coming soon!

    Nature Jams
  • 1:00 & 3:00p.m.- Nature Jams Concert! Enjoy some musical "edutainment" and learn valuable lessons about Nature and the environment. Jam with Nature Jams' Zach & Rob.
  • 12:30- 2:30 pm Walks & Tours
    Meet: Brookside Gardens Visitor Center; No reservations required. All ages- more details coming soon!
    • 12:30-

Date of last update: Feb. 8, 2016