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Turf Management Goes Green

Photo | Phil Fabrizio

Areas frequented by children and pets, such as this park off of Tschiffely near Rachel Carson Elementary School, will be first in line for organic lawn maintenance.

By 2015, Kentlands landscaping could be at least 50 percent organically maintained. At least, that’s the vision of Paul Tukey, an organic landscaping consultant who helped develop the landscaping protocol for Glenstone, a living museum in Potomac, Md., that is…

Your Views

Cars and New Urbanism I am a recent advertiser (ArizonaWood — I’m a crafter and make rustic, Southwestern-style small tables, benches and wall hangings from reclaimed lumber) and longtime patron of the Kentlands. Being an advertiser, I am now getting…

Around Town

March Mulch Madness This past weekend, Boy Scout Troop 291 of North Potomac delivered 7,500 bags of mulch to approximately 430 homes and businesses. “It was a major operation,” said Silvio Renzi, father of longtime Scout Ryan Renzi. “We had…

Dig Those Master Gardeners

Photo | Lauren Greenberger

You can see the early spring demo garden at the March 29 Montgomery County Master Gardeners Grow It Eat It Open House,  Agricultural History Farm Park in Derwood.

You might spot them by the grass stains on their jeans, their comfortably broken-in headwear and old sneakers. Or maybe it’s something less tangible — a calm focus cultivated from hours working outdoors, encouraging their world to grow. Then again,…

City Scene

Quince Orchard Boulevard Street Reconstruction Beginning the week of March 31, the city will be conducting street reconstruction on Quince Orchard Boulevard. The work, affecting Quince Orchard Boulevard from Diamond Drive to approximately 600 feet east, consists of removal and…

Assignment Education

Will Snowcation Eat Into Vacation? Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has had a total of 10 snow days this year, but the Montgomery County Board of Education only budgeted for four. That means that MCPS is six days over its…

Shop Talk

Brasserie Beck Scheduled for an April Opening The much-anticipated opening of Belgian restaurant Brasserie Beck is scheduled for April. According to Polly Wiedmaier, chief marketing officer and wife of head chef Robert Wiedmaier, the restaurant will be very much the…

Ton of Fun Fitness Tips

At week 10 in the Fleet Feet Sports Ton of Fun Challenge, participant weight loss is “just shy of 920 pounds,” according to Brittany Jackett, Fleet Feet Sports marketing director. With only two weeks to go in the Challenge, here’s…