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Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.
Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. To reserve your seat, email email@example.com, or call 443-412-2539.
The Hays-Heighe House is wheelchair accessible. Guests who require
other arrangements should contact Linda Anthony at 443-412-2539 at least
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Hays-Heighe House's spring exhibit takes an agro-environmental look at the particulars of our local geology and ecology that have shaped our growth, and how our growth in turn has remade our landscape. To face the coming challenges of climate change, we look back to explore northern Maryland's history of innovative responses, and forward to the changes we can all make today.
Presented by Margaret Eppig, Director of Natural Resources Education at the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Farm-Based Education Network and Lecturer of Environmental Studies at Goucher College.
Agricultural journalist Russell Lord grew up in Baltimore County, lived in Harford County, and advocated environmentally responsible agriculture decades before the advent of the modern environmental movement. He edited The Land, a literary journal published in Bel Air that included works by Gifford Pinchot, Aldo Leopold, and Rachel Carson.
Our tea events this spring are themed around honey and herbal tea. Learn what you can grow to support honeybees and our native Maryland pollinators, and to create your own herbal teas.
TICKET REQUIRED. Cost is $20 per person. Cash or check only. Free for current students with HCC ID. Seating is limited. Some seating still available. To purchase tickets, contact HaysHeighe@Harford.edu or 443-412-2539.
Harford Community College's campus is a carefully managed landscape. Walk with us to see environmentally-friendly features here and learn more about the beautiful trees, and where to spot wildflowers and wildlife.
Presented by Colleen Webster, Professor of Literature at Harford Community College.
Colleen Webster presents a one-woman show about the scientist and author who ignited the modern environmental movement. This performance highlights Rachel Carson’s research, personal life and legacy, which we still enjoy today along the Chesapeake Bay.
Presented by Bill Tharpe, Field Assessment Supervisor, Maryland Department of Agriculture
In the decade of the Dust Bowl, President Franklin Roosevelt argued that "a nation that destroys its soil destroys itself," and he created the Soil Conservation Service. Why kick up so much dust over a little dirt? Learn the importance of our soil and strategies to protect your property.
This poetry reading focuses on the landscape, the environment, and climate change. What floats your boat? Bring in favorites that you have already harvested, or root through the material provided to bring something to life.
This event is part of GREEN WEEK at HCC in observance of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Earth Day 2020, which is Wednesday, April 22nd, focuses on climate action and how we can work to protect and restore our planet. Visit the Fair to learn more about resources available in our community and ways that you can contribute to the preservation of our earth. See table displays and talk with representatives from local agricultural and environmental organizations, see faculty and student environmental presentations, try your hand at environmentally-friendly crafts and projects, and enjoy seasonal refreshments along the way!
Presented by Kelsey Brooks, Regional Watershed Restoration Specialist with University of Maryland Extension.
April showers bring May flowers, but as our climate changes here in Maryland, we expect heavier rains. Rain gardens, bioswales, and other modifications can capture that runoff, keeping nutrients from washing toward the bay, and recharging our groundwater.
TICKET REQUIRED. Cost is $20 per person. Cash or check only. Free for current students with HCC ID. Limited seating. Purchase early. To purchase tickets, contact HaysHeighe@Harford.edu or 443-412-2539.
Presented by William D. Amoss, Agricultural Land Preservationist.
Quiet roads through rolling hills of agricultural fields dotted with farmhouses, barns, and outbuildings – to many, that’s quintessential Harford County. A variety of different programs here and in Maryland as a whole help to preserve this character.
Presented by Deidre DeRoia and Jessica Baylor of APG DPW, Environmental Division.
Aberdeen Proving Ground is a state-of-the-art, twenty-first century army installation for research and testing. It's also environmentally important; stretching along most of Harford County's bay shore, more than half of its acreage is woods, wetlands, or water. Learn about the many species that make this sensitive habitat their home.
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