Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Civic engagement #2: Montgomery County Green Fest

Saturday, Montgomery County Maryland is sponsoring a post-Earth Day GreenFest at the Takoma Park Community Center, from 11 am to 4pm.

I believe the Montgomery County GreenFest grew out of an Earth Day related event first sponsored by the City of Takoma Park, and is now significantly expanded.

Most county agencies and many community groups will be exhibiting.

There will be more than 80 exhibitors, which may not be absolutely astounding, but is quite an array and I think impressive.

There are workshops--chickens, composting, beekeeping, etc., awards presentations, music and more.

There is an electric car fair which is presented by actual e-car owners showing off their cars and answering questions.  (Too bad Car2Go won't be there showing off an e-version of their car--I drove one in San Diego and it was a dream.)  I think that's pretty cool that the e-car fair is built on individual car owners not companies.

For kids, arborists from Montgomery County Parks will be showing kids how to climb trees the way professionals do, safely, with ropes and other equipment.  Pretty cool.

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