February Events

In the current political climate a lot of events, particularly protests, come up at the last minute and will not make it onto our monthly calendar. To stay up to date with last-minute events, visit our page “Political Action for the Climate!” and sign up for one or more of the email alerts listed there.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:00 PM – Sierra Club DC chapter Environmental Justice Committee Meeting, Sierra Club Office, 50 F St. NW, Eighth Floor, http://dc.sierraclub.org/.

Wednesday, February 8, 12-1:30 pm
Seminar: Environmental Priorities of Congress and the New Administration 
What does the outcome of the 2016 elections mean for federal environmental policy? Hear from two distinguished DC-based journalists as they address this issue and more. Sponsored by the International Environmental and Resource Law Committee Climate Change Adaptation at the DC Bar Conference Center, the event is open to the public with a registration fee of $10-15. Information and registration can be found here: http://dcgreenscene.com/events/environmental-priorities-of-congress-and-the-new-administration/

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7:00 PM – Sierra Club DC chapter Smart Growth Committee Meeting, Sierra Club Office, 50 F St. NW, Eighth Floor, http://dc.sierraclub.org/.

Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 1:00pm – WEBINAR: Food Waste & Recovery Work Group (FWRWG) Quarterly Meeting
Save-the-date & Register for the next CFN Food Waste & Recovery Work Group Quarterly Meeting. https://zoom.us/meeting/register/c91c17ee253b6efe4ac87b605f06faf5.

Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:30 PM – Sierra Club DC chapter Zero Waste Committee Meeting, Sierra Club Office, 50 F St. NW, Eighth Floor, http://dc.sierraclub.org/.

Saturday, February 11 & 26, 9:00 am – Dumbarton Oaks Park Volunteer Day
Remove invasive plants and contribute to the ongoing restoration of Dumbarton Oaks Park. Join in pulling, clipping, and sawing the invasive plants! Meet at the top of Lovers’ Lane, approximately 3060 R Street NW at 9am. Gloves, tools, training, water and snacks to be provided! RSVP to amandashull@dopark.org.

Sunday afternoon, February 12, 2017, 1:15 PM to 3:45 PM, Climate First! will hold its 4th Annual Meeting at the Tenleytown Library in Washington, D.C. Enjoy home-cooked food and camaraderie around the climate issue as Dr. Dan Richter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and others share their thoughts regarding the current science, the activist movement, as well as manageable solutions to the crisis.   DETAILS: 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C.; Tenleytown-AU Metro Station (Red line) is nearby.
Please note: while neighborhood parking is possible, don’t count on library parking.
Misc.: Please RSVP for this interesting event using the link below. Bring a dish to share if you can. If you have any questions, please contact Ted at tconwell@climatefirst.us, or (301) 589-7598 (c).

Meeting RSVP

****Monday, February 13, 6:30-8:00 pm – Green Neighbors meeting, Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW, downstairs in the conference room

We will be finalizing plans for our next action steps.

Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 9am-4pm – Rooting DC
Wilson High School – 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC
Rooting DC is a FREE, all-day gardening forum that aims to provide education about urban food production and consumption, to cultivate health and preserve the environment. The program includes dozens of interactive workshops, cooking and food preservation demonstrations, and panel discussions focusing on youth gardening, nutrition, sustainable growing techniques, and healthy food access.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 PM – Sierra Club DC chapter Clean Energy Committee Meeting, Sierra Club Office, 50 F St. NW, Eighth Floor, http://dc.sierraclub.org/.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 2:00 pm – WEBINAR: Successful Buffer Restoration: Initial Establishment Methods and Post-Planting Care
Participants will learn proven successful methods for establishing riparian forest buffers at a landscape scale and the critical post-planting care details needed for success.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM WEBINAR: Introduction to Plant Identification
The goal of this webinar is to provide participants with a basic understanding of plant ecology and a framework for determining the identity of plants. Participants will learn about the major groups of plants, traits that they should be looking for to distinguish plant groups, when to look for distinguishing traits, how to collect and preserve plant specimens, resources available to determine plant identification, operation of a simple plant key, and limits on the precision of plant identification.

March 2, 3 & 4 – Green Roof Professional Training in DC
Presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC), North America’s green roof and wall industry association. http://www.greenroofs.org/

March 4, 2017 9:00 am-3:00 pm – Tree Planting Workshop sponsored by Casey Trees, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20016.


DPR Spring Urban Gardener Certificate Course 
Monday, February 13th – Wednesday April 1st. 
DC Parks and Recreation (DPR) is offering a free Urban Gardening Certificate Program.  This course will cover a variety of topics about urban gardening in District from garden design, organic management, critter proof composting, cooking what you grow, food justice and many more.  After the completion of this course each participant will receive a certificate and the knowledge and experience to create and manage a large variety of urban gardening projects.  This course is seven weeks long, comprised of 16 2-hour classes and field trips total, all taught by experience urban garden teachers who are currently creating and managing the Districts leading urban agriculture projects.  This is a chance to learn urban gardening from DC’s leading urban gardeners.    ***Must take all 16 classes***

Mondays – 
Deanwood Rec – 1350 49th St NE – 6:30-8:30pm
Wednesdays – Raymond Rec – 3725 10th St NW – 6:30-8:30pm
 2 Sat classes – K St Farm & Twin Oaks Community Garden – 10-12pm

Registration is Now Open Neighborhood Farm Initiative’s Kitchen Garden Education Program
February – December 2017
This is a comprehensive program for new and aspiring urban gardeners offering training and experience in growing a wide variety of food crops over an extended growing season. The program operates in partnership with the Mamie D Lee Community Garden at Fort Totten. We encourage small group participation; families, partners and friends can share a plot in the program. Participants receive a 100-square foot garden plot and all the tools, supplies & materials they need for a year of growing, including instructions and individualized support. Students will spend additional time the garden, weekly, at their own convenience, and gain experience growing a wide variety of food crops. Committed students will take home abundant harvest from their personal garden plot. Classes are on Saturday Mornings, monthly or semi-monthly, from February to November (see schedule online: http://neighborhoodfarminitiative.org/adult-garden-education/)
Program cost is $600; scholarships are available

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