Events in the DC Area

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From Knowledge Commons – this Sunday at 1:00 pm: “Can’t find fresh greens in the supermarket? Trying to stretch your food budget? Looking to limit your exposure to stores? Worried about what you’ll eat during the Zombie Apocalypse? Foraging will help you on all four counts! In this virtual tutorial held via Instagram Live, forager, writer and instructor April Thompson will show you how to identify a dozen nutritious wild edibles you can likely find without leaving your block and give some fun tips for gourmet dishes you can make with them.

An RSVP is requested but not required.

Sign up for a Petworth litter cleanup on March 28th.

Come join your neighbors on March 28th from 9am-12pm (April 4th rain date) for “litter-ally” the most fun you’ll have that weekend. If you’re able to help, please sign up via a Google Form.

March 21st! Living Earth 2020 Teach-In: Sustaining Our Future, K-12 teachers are invited to learn about Indigenous knowledge, sustainability practices, and the importance of water. Attend workshop sessions and explore classroom resources from Native Knowledge 360° , the Zinn Education Project’s Teach Climate Justice campaign, and the Earth Day Network.

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Green Building Tour & Networking Happy Hour! Join DC Net Impact for a tour of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the first-ever net-zero energy renovation of an existing commercial building in the District!

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Continuing Events

DC’s First Food Runner Program, Community Plates!

One of the biggest barriers to donating food is transportation. Community Plates, a national food rescue platform, is a FREE food runner app that coordinates volunteers to help transport food that would normally be thrown away (40% of all food ends of in the dump!) from a donor (restaurant, grocery, caterer, farmers market, event, etc.) to a place that feeds people in need. Community Plates has an app in DC, so you can do it in your spare time!

Community Plates is looking for volunteers, food donors, receiving organizations, and anyone who wants to lend a helping hand. Please email Kate Urbank, the DC Site Director, at with any ideas or questions and sign up at to volunteer or receive more information.

Community Compost Cooperative Network. The DC Department of Parks and Recreation Community Compost Cooperative Network uses new critter proof and smell proof compost bins designed by Urban Farm Plans to allow trained community members to compost food scraps with garden waste from DPR and partner DPR gardens to responsibly create high quality compost. To join each member must take an hour training and help process compost 1-hour a month. For more information and a map of the 50 DC sites follow this link.

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Casey Trees

Common Good City Farm workshops

Smithsonian Gardens presents “Let’s Talk Gardens

US Botanic Gardens –

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