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Green Team Readies for Spring with Plant Swap

Pink flower

By Carolynne Keenan, Contributing Writer

Those looking for a cost-effective way to spruce up their yards this spring can stop by the National Cancer Institute at Frederick Green Team’s booth during the Spring Research Festival (SRF) on May 7 and 8. Pick up a free plant, donate overgrown plants from your yard, or swap for a new plant.

Everyone is invited to participate in the swap, whether you have plants to donate or not.

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Green Team Hosts Plant Swap to Encourage Gardening

Howard Young and Dolores Winterstein receiving a plant from a participant

Green Team members Howard Young and Dolores Winterstein received an Oxalis triangularis from one of the participants in the team’s Fall Plant Swap

By Carolynne Keenan, Contributing Writer

What started out as a way for Howard Young, Ph.D., to thin out his garden last fall turned into the NCI at Frederick Green Team’s Plant Swap. The group held its Fall Plant Swap on October 24, encouraging all members of the Fort Detrick community to pick up a free plant or swap a plant of theirs for another.

“Those who love to garden introduce others to the joy of gardening,” said Dolores Winterstein, a member of the Green Team and the coordinator of the Fall Plant Swap.

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Green Team Recognized with HHS Green Champion Award Honorable Mention

Members of the Green Team

Several members of the NCI at Frederick Green Team holding their HHS Green Champion Award honorable mention certificates. Back row, from left, Dolores Winterstein, Melissa Porter, Denise Shelley, and Cheryl Bowman. Front row, from left, Linda Brandenburg and Eckart Bindewald. Not pictured: Thomas Schneider, Howard Young, and former members Chelsey Jahn and Melissa Lambert.

Courtesy of the NCI at Frederick Green Team

The NCI at Frederick Green Team received a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Green Champion Award honorable mention in June for the team’s plant swap initiative, begun in October 2012. 

“The Green Team has been doing a great job this past year, and it is wonderful that their efforts have been recognized by the HHS through the Green Champion Awards,” said Craig Reynolds, Ph.D., director of the NCI Office of Scientific Operations (OSO). 

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Green Team News and Upcoming Events

Pie chart showing how American use energy.

Sabrina Harder from the Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources used this pie chart during her presentation at the NCI campus at Frederick last fall to show how Americans use energy. Courtesy of Sabrina Harder.

By Melissa Porter, Staff Writer

Spring Plant Swap 2013

This past October, you may have seen several members of the Green Team standing in front of Building 549 giving out free plants or offering to take extra plants off your hands—this was the first Green Team Fall Plant Swap.

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