Visit Mountainside Education and Enrichment on the 2010 Solar Tour
Visit Mountainside Education and Enrichment in Urbana, Maryland during the 2010 ASES National Solar Tour on Saturday, October 2 from 11am to 5pm.
“Mountainside is an active summer camp as well as a capus for Mountainside Enrichment and Education, a non-profit created to teach renewable resources. Mountainside is home to a 10-kilowatt solar array as well as a 10-kilowatt wind turbine. Both systems are monitored for efficiency and power output from a computer station located in their front office. In efforts to teach both adults and children alike Mountainside has a number of other environmentally friendly installations and porjects that include rain gardens, composting toilets, organic gardens, 4,000 riparian tree buffer, and a wetlands conservation area. Mountainside is also a 115-acre working farm with fields of corn and fruit trees.” (This write-up is courtesy of the 2010 Western Maryland Tour of Solar and Green Homes Guide.)
During a stop at Mountainside last week, memories of the amazing Conservation Leadership School program I volunteered for at Penn State in 1997 founded by Dr. Jim Hamilton.
Visit Wind power: Urbana business installs county’s first windmill by the Frederick News Post for more background on the project and Solar homes tour set for this weekend by the Frederick News Post for more information on the Western Maryland Solar Tour.
Download your PDF Solar Tour Guide at www.SolarTour.org. Hard copies are available for purchase at the Common Market, The Trail House and Beans & Bagels in Frederick; The Main Cup in Middletown and Boonsboro Pharmacy in Boonsboro.
Mountainside Education and Outreach Website
Bar-T Mountainside Website
Bar-T Mountainside Facebook Page
Wind power: Urbana business installs county’s first windmill by the Frederick News Post
Mountainside “progressive” Camp/Training Center to host Educational Garden by Friends of Frederick County
Environmental pump helps clean up water supply by Frederick News Post
@iSupportSolar Twitter Page