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The Parks and People Foundation seeks volunteers to plant trees at DeSoto Park in Baltimore on Dec 7. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants should bring water and dress for the weather and to get dirty. Tools and gloves will be supplied. For more information, contact Valerie Rupp at valerie.rupp@parksandpeople.org.

Blue Water Baltimore and the Ridgeleigh Community Association seek volunteers to plant trees on Ridgeleigh Street on Dec 7. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The trees will be six to eight feet tall and balled and burlapped. Blue Water Baltimore will provide the gloves and tools, but volunteers must bring water and wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty. The project is rain or shine. As the project is alongside a street, volunteers must be at least 12. For more information, e-mail volunteer@bluewaterbaltimore.org.

Real Food Farm seeks volunteers to work at the farm in Baltimore on Dec 7. The hours are 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., with a potluck lunch being served immediately after. Volunteers may perform projects like planting, weeding, compost spreading, and hoophouse construction. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and clothes that can get dirty and bring water bottles. The project is rain or shine. For more information, e-mail tbrown@civicworks.com.

The Environmental History Series will continue on Dec 7. It will be held at the Cathedral of the Incarnation from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The speaker, Adam Rome, will give a talk called "The Nature of the Metropolis." To learn more, call (410) 254-1577.

The Maryland Native Plant Society is offering a fieldtrip to Fort Bayard in Washington, D.C., on Dec 8. The hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is known for its trees that date back to the Civil War and its unusual geology. Coffee and hot chocolate will be served at the end of the hike. Participants should bring water and a lunch. The trip will be canceled if it's raining. For more information, contact Mary Pat Rowan at (202) 526-8821 or blair-rowan@starpower.net.

The Baltimore Green Forum will meet at the Maryland Presbyterian Church in Towson on Dec 8. Dr. Craig Dilworth will give a talk, "My Experience as an Environmental Consultant and Researcher in Sweden And How It Led to My Book, Too Smart for Our Own Good." It will run from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. To learn more, e-mail baltimoregreenforum@gmail.com or call (410) 554-0006.

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