Retrofit Baltimore is holding a community energy meeting at the Govans Branch Enoch Pratt Library on Feb. 5. It will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to lower their utility bills and make their home healthier. They will also learn about local green jobs. For more information, contact Ben Legow at email@example.com or (410) 929-6084.
Blue Water Baltimore seeks volunteers to work at the Herring Run Nursery, which boasts a large number of native plants, on Feb. 6. Participants will weed and repot plants. The hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers should dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring water and lunch or a snack. They may come at any time and stay as long as they like, but RSVPs are required. To learn more, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 254-1577 ext. 100.
The Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE) is holding their annual conference in Ocean City from Feb. 7 to Feb. 10. The keynote speaker is NASA astronaut Richard R. Arnold. The conference will include a panel on fracking and workshops devoted to topics like oyster biology, the Marcellus Shale, and the Maryland Green School Program. Registration is required. To learn more, call (443) 824-1953 or email@example.com or visit www.maeoe.org.
The Adkins Arboretum is offering a class called "Homegrown Series: Beginning Vegetable Gardening" on Feb. 8. The hours are 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The instructor, Elizabeth Beggins, will explain such matters as what to plant, when to plant it, and needed equipment. Registration is required. Members pay $15.00 and non-members pay $20.00. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 634-2847 ext.0.