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A family's discovery of sustainable gardening, native plants, local food and other treasures in their mid Atlantic backyard.

Come Visit the Abundant Backyard booth and Go green with your holiday shopping this year!  Join us at this FREE green craft fair this Saturday, November 10 from 10am-4pm at Watkins Nature Center, located in Watkins Regional Park.  Explore environmentally-friendly, hand-crafted products from local artists.  Items for sale include jewelry, wood carvings, knitwear, gardening décor, and much more.

The Abundant Backyard will featured rescued wood garden benches, birdhouses, Forest to Field Holiday Centerpieces, and Gift Baskets filled with quality items made locally and sustainably in Maryland’s Abundant Backyard.

 Purchase a raffle ticket, and have a chance to win great prizes like a MOM’s grocery store gift card, hand painted rain barrels, golf and fitness passes, performance tickets, and more!·

Hands-on activities and crafts for the kids all with a sustainable focus, as well as environmental non-profit groups with educational displays.

Book Exchange —  Bring your unwanted books and trade them in for “new” ones!  All leftover books will be donated to local libraries in Prince George’s county.

Learn about natural dying and create your own indigo dye cloth with the kids.

Purchase art and craft supplies, and make a creative reuse craft with your child at the SCRAP action booth.  For information about SCRAP store, programs they offer, or where to donate materials, visit

Event is FREE to all ages, and mostly indoors (held rain or shine!)

We hope to see you on Saturday, November 10th, and appreciate you supporting the nature center.  To get a preview of our vendors this year and check out their items for sale ahead of time, visit   



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