The Citizens Planning and Housing Association (CPHA) and other organizations are holding the Greening University at the Homewood Campus of Johns Hopkins University on Feb. 9. The hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The university will offer lectures and workshops pertaining to gardening and managing open spaces. Topics will include fruit trees, animal husbandry, legal issues, and stormwater management. Registration is required. To learn more, call (410) 539-1369 ext. 107.
The Sierra Club and The Maryland Native Plant Society seek volunteers to remove invasive plants from Swann Park in Charles County on Feb. 9. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will also learn to identify evergreen plants. Swann Park, along with the neighboring Chapman Forest, boasts 800 species of native plant, 49 of which are endangered. Volunteers should dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring a lunch. Field guides, binoculars, and hand lenses might also be useful. For more information, contact Marc Imlay at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 442-5657.
Retrofit Baltimore is holding a community energy meeting at the Roland Park Library on Feb. 9. It will run from 11 a.m. to 12 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 Whitney at email@example.com or (410) 929-6172.
The Maryland Sierra Club is showing Split Estate, a documentary, on Feb. 9 at 17900 Queen Anne Rd. in Upper Marlboro. The film starts at 6:30. The documentary describes "split estates," in which a property owner does not own the mineral rights under their land. This means they have little chance of stopping an energy company from drilling on their property. The movie focuses on people living in the Rocky Mountains, which is seeing a drilling boom. For more information, contact Frederick Tutman at (301) 249-8775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.