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The Green Man needs your help to build a Village!

From: xtian
Sent on: Monday, April 29, 2013 10:29 AM

The 9th Annual Greenbelt Green Man Festival will take place this year on Sat, May 11 from 10-6 pm and Sun, May 12 from 11-5 pm.  Further information is available at and


This year, in addition to the music, art, dance, crafts, food, vendors, and community information tables, there will be a full program of a Kids Activities, including a Fairy Gardens workshop, Mosaics workshop, Scavenger Hunt, Storytelling, Saturday Parade of kids in animal costumes and masks, Sunday kids songs matinee, and much more.


We are looking for volunteers to help both at the Information Booth and in the Kids Activity Area.  You can sign up for a two hour time slot here:




Each year the Green Man invites all who live, work and play in the Greenbelt area to celebrate nature, share our understanding and knowledge, and help others get in touch with their own green spirit. We are planning to have some fun learning activities for the kids that include:

a) making miniature fairy gardens to take home,

b) building fairy houses for a fairy village,

c) decorating ordinary objects with natural items

d) a recycling scavenger hunt.


We need your help to collect items from nature in your own back yard and  in the parks and wild spaces around us to be used in these projects. We need items such as:

a) acorns, pine cones, reeds, twigs, sturdy leaves, vines, English ivy, tall grasses, chive,

b) dried moss, bark, flat stones, evergreen boughs,

c) paper towel and toilet paper tubes, paper milk cartons, small boxes,

d) coconut shells (whole or half),

e) seed pods and seeds like dried corn and dried beans of various shapes and colors

f) any other  items that can be the start of a tiny domicile.


and also these items not found in nature:

g) decorative moss

h) Popsicle sticks

i) small fairy, woodland, or plant themed stickers (sized to go on a popsicle stick).

j) annual plants or decorative plants that can go in a small garden.


Take a walk around and bring back some stuff for the village. Once you have a bag or box of materials, let us know and we will arrange a pick-up. Call[masked] or write [address removed]


For the scavenger hunt we are collecting

a) plastic bottle caps,

b) corks from wine bottles,

c) smooth glass globs,

d) colored construction paper or poster board

e) short pencils or dowels ( wood).


Check  the junk drawer, the back of the desk drawer, that box of "stuff" in the hall closet. Who knows what you might discover. The kids and the fairies will thank you.

Please feel free to bring your items to the Out and About meetup this first Tuesday!




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