Events in the DC Area

New Events

National Priorities for Adapting to Global Warming,by CSPO in DC

Launch event for the Summer 2018 Issues in Science and Technology

August 9, 2018, 8:30 am – 10:30 am, ASU Barrett & O’Connor Center Washington Center, 1800 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006.

Livestream available beginning at 9:00 AM.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-priorities-for-adapting-to-global-warming-tickets-48281925539?mc_cid=6f3fe9a1ea&mc_eid=ee70ebe8bd.

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!

During this soft launch period, 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 katharine@communityplates.org with any ideas or questions and sign up at communityplates.org 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.
http://dpr.dc.gov/service/community-compost-cooperative-network

Websites with event calendars

DC Parks and Recreation Urban Gardening Classeshttps://dcdpr.asapconnected.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=11845

Casey Treeshttp://caseytrees.org/events

Common Good City Farm workshopshttp://commongoodcityfarm.org/programs/seedtotable

Smithsonian Gardens presents “Let’s Talk Gardenshttp://www.gardens.si.edu/whats-happening/lets-talk-gardens.html

US Botanic Gardens – https://www.usbg.gov/programs-and-events

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