Greenbelt Needs a Big, Dumb, Defining Idea

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  by Jeff Lemieux Do you remember decades ago when Takoma Park, Md. declared itself a “nuclear-free zone”? The declaration generated both headlines and ridicule – it certainly created controversy and buzz. You could say it was a cheap gimmick. … Read More

Solar Farms in Greenbelt?

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by Jeff Lemieux Several years ago, I wrote about trying to transform some of Greenbelt’s empty parking lots into usable space. Here’s an idea: what about community *solar farms? I have four locations in mind so far:  1) the southmost … Read More

Winter Interest around Old Greenbelt

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Gardeners are always being recommended plants that provide “winter interest,” so we don’t get TOO depressed in the winter. Last month I went looking for winter interest around Old Greenbelt and snapped these examples of plants that provide color, texture … Read More

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