Tag: arboretum

Ratscape Brings Punk Marathon to Artscape Weekend


It’s not Scapescape, it’s not Whartscape, it’s… Ratscape! The Hour Haus (right above Arts and Craftsman/ next to Joe Squared on North Avenue) is hosting 47 mostly local bands over the three days of Artscape weekend. Fifty bucks will get you entry for all three days AND a meal AND five beers each day. That’s a pretty bangin’ deal.

Check out the Facebook event here.  (Also, I’d highly recommend reading the comments under Simon Mugzilla’s post in there – an interesting semi-dialogue on profit in the punk/local music world.)

The lineup looks like this:

Hope You Like Tilapia, Baltimore!


Baltimore is seeing an influx of aquaponic operations large and small, and that means more tilapia, more prawns, and more locally grown produce. Aquaponics is a sustainable farming practice that uses fish waste to fertilize produce, and it’s one that the Baltimore Free Farm, Farmer Tom’s, the Cylburn Arboretum, and individual Meir Lazar are giving a whirl.

Some farmers are turning to aquaponics as a way to keep their operations profitable. Others, like Lazar, are primarily interested in the role it might play in sustainable urban subsistence farming. The Cylburn Arboretum plans to sell its aquaponic yields in neighborhoods where fresh, local foods are otherwise unavailable.