Guest Speakers’ Tent (behind Bandstand) - Kids Zone (in Pavilion #3)
10:00 am - 2 pm - Prescription Turn-in & Paper Shredding - (Recycling Zone - North parking lot)
10:30 am - “Organic Gardening” - Speaker & door prizes (Tent)
10:30 am - 12 noon - Tony M. Music- Performs (Stage)
11:30 am - “Backyard Birding” - Speaker & door prizes (Tent)
11:30 am - Puppet Show (Kids Zone)
12:00 pm - Bird House presentation - BES 2nd graders show how to make bird houses from recycled materials (Kids Zone)
12:30 - 3:00 pm - The Yardslippers - Band performs (Stage)
12:30 pm - Puppet Show (Kids Zone)
1:00 pm - “Green Building” - Speaker & door prizes (Tent)
1:30 pm - Puppet Show (Kid Zone)
2:00 pm - “Ecotourism” - Speaker & door prizes (Tent)
2:00 pm - Bird Houses/Feeders - BES students’ program (Kid Zone)
2:30 pm - Puppet Show - Kids Zone
3:30 - 5:00 pm - Prophets of the Abstract Truth - Perform (Stage)
3:00 pm - “Stink Bugs” Speaker & door prizes - Tent3:00 pm - BES Science Club - Egg carton insect program (Kids Zone)
Programs held in Pavilion #3
Lawn Twister - Play games throughout the day.
Mother’s Day Card Making - Create a card for your mom.
Bottle Cap Mosaic - Help create a giant art masterpiece.
Plant a Flower Station - Start your garden right now.
Create a Fish - Make a “fish” from recycled CD ROM’s with the help of Boonsboro Middle school students.
Pledge to the Earth - Make your pledge to Mother Earth.
“Hand-painted” Rain Barrel Lottery - Boonsboro Elementary School students raffle off two decorated rain barrels. Tickets on sale.
Displays - BES 2nd & 3rd graders show off bird houses & feeders made from recycled items, egg carton insect display, and STEM projects engineered with recycled materials.
Boonsboro Middle School students present an educational and entertaining show four times, on the half-hour, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Parents & Grandparents: Check out the many kid-friendly vendors in the vicinity of the Kids Zone pavilion.
Guest Speaker Programs in Tent behind Bandstand
Win Door Prizes after Each Speaker’s Presentation
10:30 a.m. - ORGANIC METHODS FOR VEGETABLE GARDENS. Presented by Fran Scher, Ph.D., Washington County Master Gardener, University of Maryland Extension.
Whether you are an experienced vegetable gardener, or just starting out, come and learn about organic methods for bountiful, safe, and sustainable home vegetable production. Topics include: building soil health, strengthening the garden ecosystem, and organic methods for fertilizing the garden and managing weeds, insects, and diseases.
11:30 a.m. - BACKYARD BIRDING: COMMON BIRDS OF SPRING & SUMMER. Presented by Kathryn R. Henry, of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society.
The popularity of birding has grown immensely in recent years. Common birds of the typical backyard are accessible to everyone. With appropriate habitat modifications, the birder/landowner can attract an even greater variety of birds to the garden and yard. This presentation will include information on binoculars, bird food, types of bird feeders, plus the magnificent bird photos by nature photographer Wilbur Hershberger of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society.
1:00 p.m. - GREEN BUILDING. Presented by Jeff Feldman, of GreenPath Consulting.
When Jeff Feldman and his wife Kristin Alexander set out to design their new home, they knew their environmental values would be in the forefront. They pushed to build the greenest house possible. Today they live in a passive solar, post-and-beam framed, straw-bale house complete with composting toilet and grey-water system, high-efficiency wood-burning heater, and green flooring, cabinetry, and counter tops, along with a variety of other green bells and whistles.
2:00 p.m. - ECOTOURISM AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. Presented by Emily Gilmore and Amanda Gardner.
Responsible ecotourism includes programs that minimize the negative aspects of conventional tourism on the environment and enhance the cultural integrity of local people. An integral part of ecotourism is the promotion of recycling, energy efficiency, and water conservation, and the creation of economic opportunities for local communities. Ecotourism means traveling to natural and cultural areas, conserving the environment and sustaining the well-being of local people.
3:00 p.m. - STINK BUGS. Presented by Tracy Leskey, Ph.D., Research Entomologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Kearneysville, West Virginia.Hear about the latest updates and findings on how to control the pesky, destructive brown marmorated stick bugs. Dr. Leskey's presentations at two previous Green Fests have drawn large audiences.
The Yardslippers, of Frederick, perform in 2012 on the new stage near the concession stand picnic tables. The Yardslippers and Martinsburg's Tony M. Music will be back this year, along with a new alternative jazz and blues combo, Prophets of the Abstract Truth, from Washington County. (Photo by Barbara Wetzel)
Live music all day long
A variety of music will be presented all day on the covered stage in front of the large grouping of picnic tables near the food pavilion. In addition, the music will be broadcast over the sound system, so attendees anywhere in the park will be able to hear these great musical performers:
Tony M. Music at 2012 Green Fest
Tony M. Music, songwriter-singer from Martinsburg, W.Va., has started a campaign to "Put Something Good in the World." He has put some very good music into the Green Fest World for several years. He is scheduled to perform his family-friendly style of music from 10:30 a.m. to noon. He will also entertain the youngsters in the Kids Zone at different times in the afternoon.
The Yardslippers at the 2012 Green Fest
The Yardslippers of Frederick, Md., play energetic Americana and contemporary acoustic music. It's all about family with this eclectic acoustic band, as the Spade brothers play bass and guitar, the Lebherz sisters play guitar, mandolin and banjo, their uncle Bill Lebherz plays guitar, mandolin and harmonica, and Matt Lagrotteria plays mandolin. And they all sing ... well. They return to the Green Fest stage for the third year in a row, playing from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Prophets of the Abstract Truth conjure a mystical blend of blues, bossa nova and Latin-tinged modern jazz standards. In addition, the combo plays jazzy covers of Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers and even Beatles. The musicians sing and play sax, guitar, a variety of basses, and hand percussion, as they provide unique interpretations and spirited arrangements from a broad cross-section of the musical spectrum. The Prophets will be performing from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.