GreenFest Happening in Montgomery County

GreenFest Happening in Montgomery County

Join more than 1,000 of your neighbors at Greenfest, Montgomery County’s largest environmental festival, which will be held on May 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jesup Blair Local Park. This free annual event, now in its fourth year, is designed to create opportunities for residents, businesses, nonprofits and neighbors to come together, share ideas and learn about local environmental initiatives.

This year’s event will offer a wide variety of activities to appeal to the whole family, from hands-on learning opportunities and live music to tree climbing for kids. Visitors can enjoy a “DIY Zone” where experts will teach the skills to practice organic lawn care, build a RainScape or repair common household items at the “Repair Café”. Workshops include “Easy Steps to Container Gardening” by Kathy Jentz of Washington Gardener and “Finding the Right Green Job for You” hosted by EcoWomen. There will be food trucks, a native plant sale and approximately 100 exhibitors on-site.

Dance performances by UpRooted Dance, a Montgomery County-based dance company will perform their new project, “The Legacy Project — Our Lives of Consumption,” featuring costumes and scenic elements created from repurposed materials.

Location: 900 Jesup Blair Dr., Silver Spring. For more information or to register as an exhibitor, visit MontgomeryCountyGreenfest.org. Parking will be available at the Montgomery College East Garage and nearby county parking lots.

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