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Green Neighbor Festival 2018

Saturday May 12, 2018
Festival portion: 10 am – 4 PM

At Culler Lake in Baker Park, Frederick, MD
West 2nd Street & College Terrace


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The Green Neighbor Committee is once again hosting the Green Neighbor Festival, on Saturday May 12, 2018. The outdoor festival is free and open to the public, bring your whole family, meet your neighbors, enjoy the afternoon and learn how Frederick County area residents and business are striving to live and work more sustainably.

Attendees will receive a Festival program which will include a copy of the 2018 Frederick’s Green Business Directory.

EVENT LOCATION: Culler Lake Park (2nd Avenue and College Terrace) within Baker Park, Frederick, Md. Stroll through the park and visit “green” vendors, participate in some family friendly activities, visit the Electric vehicle area, grab some lunch from a food truck and end the day with an environmental film screening.

VENDORS & EXHIBITORS: There will be over 35 Local “green” vendors offering information and products promoting environmental sustainable practices and actions, such as: solar energy, various types of composting, beekeeping, local foods and groceries, environmental education, and using native plants in your landscape. The first 200 families will receive a free tree from the Frederick County Forestry Board booth.

FOOD & BEVERAGE: A food truck area will be located along College Terrace, near the crosswalk. Local food vendors include Boxcar Burgers, Sweet Farm Sauerkraut, and Randies Candies. Key City Composting will supply deposit sites for food waste during the festival.

FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES: Hands-on activities and crafts will be offered under a large tent along the lake path and adjacent vendor booths. Visit the tent to plant your own lettuce terrarium, decorate a light switch, play the energy toss-across game and more! Learn more about family activities…

LIVE MUSIC: Enjoy live acoustical music sponsored and coordinated by Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise (FAME).

10 am Rick Hill Folk Music 1 pm The Plants
11 am John DuRant 2 pm Toya Marie and Friends
12 pm Safe Harbor 3 pm Ony Maybe



* Sustainability Bike Tour (9 a.m.) – a leisurely five-mile ride will show green practices in action around the City. Bring your own bike and helmet. Meet at the Festival volunteer meetup tent.

* Special Recycling Items drop off – sneakers, denim, eyeglasses, syringes/lancets, plastic cups, Brita products, select personal care containers. (see the list of accepted items)

* Green Neighbor “Tips” (10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.)– learn about vermicomposting, reducing food waste, rain harvesting, and composting.

* Bluegill Fish Releases (10:15 pm-3:15 pm)- Students from area schools will release fish they have raised all year into the lake, and extra Hood College-raised fish will be on hand for the public who would like to join in.

* Electric\Hybrid Vehicle display coordinated by Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington, D.C.

* Stream Cleanup (11 a.m.) – Volunteer to help pick up trash along the creek and in the park. Gloves and bags will be provided. Meet at the Festival volunteer meetup tent.

* FREE FILM Screening: “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” (7 p.m.) (Hodson Auditorium of Rosenstock Hall, on the Hood College campus – hosted by Frederick Zero Waste Alliance, Envision Frederick County, Sierra Club-Catoctin Group, and Hood-CCWS.

NEW! Frederick Green Neighbor Business will be updating their Green Neighbor Business Directory this spring to be release just in time for the Green Neighbor Festival.Qualifications for inclusion:
Green businesses adopt principles, policies and practices that improve the quality of life for their customers, employees, communities, and the planet. The companies and organizations listed in the Green Business Directory are sustainability leaders.To be listed, the following criteria must be met, in the judgment of the Green Neighbor Festival Committee:

  • Green businesses are socially and environmentally responsible in their communities. This can be demonstrated by service activities and donations; mission statement; and employee testimonials.
  • Green businesses either supply products/services that are green or conduct business in a way that puts sustainability first in the way they perform their business; and do not make environmental claims unless they can be proven.

Click Here to apply your business for a Green Business Directory Listing

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Monocacy River Board

The Green Neighbor Committee consists of and is supported by Hood College Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies, Friends of Baker Park, the Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources, The City of Frederick, and