DUG Network
May Urban Gardener Newsletter

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City-run program links school gardens with community volunteers to help spaces stay vibrant through the summer

A Food Co-op Is Being Developed By And For Residents Of Wards 7 And 8

How 2 GWU alums are making meals cheaper for students — and bringing local restaurants business

Broccoli City Wants to Make the Environment Cool Again

Composting Options In DC

Sierra Club Released Its Zero Waste Commercial Compost Guide

A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like? The Intercept presents a film narrated and co-written by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and illustrated by Molly Crabapple (via The Intercept)

See a Bee Swarm?  Please don't Spray!!!

Please email dcbees@dcbeekeepers.org, call (202)255-4318 if you have a swarm like this, and we will try to collect it.


Wednesday May 1st HSAA Twitterstorm to Fully Fund the Healthy Students Amendment Act
Last week, D.C. Hunger Solutions released our D.C. School Breakfast Scorecard, which finds school breakfast participation has decreased over the past four years. Too many children and families are missing out on the important health, academic, and financial benefits of school breakfast. We encourage you to read the report and share it with your networks. We also created a Communications Toolkit to help you promote the report and its findings.

From the report findings, D.C. Hunger Solutions developed policy recommendations to increase access to school breakfast. The recommendation with the most potential impact is fully funding the Healthy Students Amendment Act. The Act is an opportunity for D.C. to prioritize students’ health and well-being. If we are serious about impacting student health, improving children’s academic performance, and ending food insecurity, we must put pressure on D.C. Council to fund the Act in the FY 2020 budget.

Committee markups begin Tuesday, April 30. On Wednesday, May 1, from 1-2 PM ET (before Cheh’s and Allen’s committee meetings), join D.C. Hunger Solutions for a Twitterstorm to turn up the volume on the need for funding the Healthy Students Amendments Act. We will be using the hashtags #FundHSAA and #DCForSchoolBreakfast to connect the movement and track our impact.

Find sample tweets, graphics, and instructions in our Communications Toolkit. Please share this information with your networks. The more people we have tweeting out our message on Wednesday, the more likely the Council will listen.

Petition: Do YOU want to know where your seafood is from in a restaurant?

Save the Maryland Food Co-op!

Anti-Racism Work
Powerful way to support food justice is learning about and dismantilng systemic racism

 The Anacostan Native Peoples of DC - An Untold History
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
6908 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206-1122, United States
Come hear Armand Lione's presentation on "The Anacostan Natives of Washington, DC - A Rich History That's Been Left Untold". Armand's story was published in the Washington Post on Friday, November 23, 2018 "An archival hunt uncovers part of Washington’s lost Native American history." The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. Business meeting is at 7:00 p.m.

A Reparations Map for Farmers of Color May Help Right Historical Wrongs

Fighting Food Apartheids
"What I would rather say instead of “food desert” is “food apartheid”, because “food apartheid” looks at the whole food system, along with race, geography, faith, and economics." Karen Washington, Rise & Root Farm

A Right to the City Exhibit is visiting DCPL Libraries
The Library is proud to partner with the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Community Museum to bring their exhibition A Right to the City to neighborhood libraries. Starting in March 2019, special satellite exhibits will come to Anacostia, Mt. Pleasant,  Watha T. Daniel/Shaw and Woodridge Neighborhood Libraries exploring the history of neighborhood change in six D.C. neighborhoods. Stop by these libraries to learn more of this history and join us for a series of community events that will take you deeper into the content of these exhibits right in your neighborhood.

DC Grassroots Planning Coalition
Gathers every second Saturday
A network of DC residents & organizations from all 8 Wards committed to pursuing racial, economic, and environmental justice through equitable development.

Empower DC is Hiring a Community Organizer

Social Justice Work
Resources and events around supporting local social justice efforts in our food systems and environment

DCFPI: A Resident’s Guide to the DC Budget

Responsible Consumer Events Page
Frequently updated list of social justice workshops, lectures and activism in greater DC

ROC: Monthly Legal Clinics for Restaurant Workers
1100 Florida Ave NW
Do you have questions regarding your legal rights in the workplace? We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting monthly legal clinic for people who work in our industry.

Artist: http://www.mauradwyer.com

Humane DC
A local resource network for improved animal welfare options for food, clothes, products and pet services, for the greater DC area
Frequently updated list of animal welfare events, activism, cooking classes, etc. in Greater DC


Educational Workshops


Common Good City Farm
300 V St NW


Common Good City Farm Home Apothecary Program
April 27th - November 2nd, 10-1pm
300 V Street Northwest

This 8-month herbal medicine program is a hands-on introduction to herbalism. Meeting once per month, participants will tend a garden together, explore the basic concepts of herbalism, and make lots of herbal preparations to bring home and to share with the Common Good community. The home apothecary program offers a unique opportunity to learn about using herbs while working directly with the plants and developing connection to the land and ecosystem we call home.

Anacostia Aquaponics Workshops
910 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington DC 20002
All classes have multiple dates on Monday or Wednesday nights from April 1 through May 15.
Intro to Aquaponics - AQP 101
Fish, Plants & Bacteria - AQP 102
Aquaponic System Design - AQP 201
Aquaponics Operation & Troubleshooting - AQP 202
Vermicomposting / Make Your Own Worm Bin - VRM 492
Contact Brian for more details: brian@anacostiaaquaponics.org

Small-scale Aquaponics Training & Certificate Program
5-classes, multiple dates through May 25, 2019
H Street Farms, 910 Bladensburg Rd, NE, rooftop

This Program is designed to give participants the skills and knowledge necessary to meaningfully participate in the design, construction, and operation of a small-scale aquaponic system - about 30- to 500-gallons

Vermicomposting / Make an Easy Indoor Worm Bin
Sunday, May 12, 1:00 - 2:00pm
Monday, May 13, 6:00 - 7:00pm
H Street Farms, 910 Bladensburg Rd, NE, rooftop

This class will teach participants how to vermicompost right at home. Participants can buy the materials and make a worm bin to take home, complete with worms and bedding.

Little Red Bird Botanicals Workshops and Events
Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th St NW

Cultivate the City Workshops and Events
910 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington DC 20002
  • Wednesday, May 1, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM -   Vermicomposting / Make Your Own Worm Bin
  • Saturday, May 4, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM - Grow Your Own Microgreens!
  • Sunday, May 5, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM Hot Sauce Blending
  • Saturday, May 11, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM - Mother’s Day – Pot Painting/Herb Garden Class
  • Monday, May 13, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM - Vermicomposting / Make Your Own Worm Bin
  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 10 AM - Foraging for Seasonal Berries and Strawberry Cultivation 101
  • Saturday, May 25, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM - Propagation and Cloning Workshop

US Botanic Gardens
100 Maryland Ave SW

  • Thursday, May 2 - Around the World in 80 Trees
  • Friday, May 3 - Beyond the Julep: Mint and Historic Cocktails
  • Thursday, May 9 - Cooking Demonstration: Incredible Herbs
  • Friday, May 10 - Workshop: Floral Arranging
  • Saturday, May 11 - Workshop: An Introduction to Natural Dyeing
  • Saturday, May 18 -
    National Public Gardens Week
    Workshop: Landscape Photography for
  • Thursday, May 23 -
    Cooking Demonstration: Late Spring Harvest,
  • Thursday, May 30 -
    Cooking Demonstration: First Fruit
  • Friday, May 31 - Lecture: Water in the Landscape: Creating a Garden Oasis
  • Beginners


Casey Trees
Workshops and volunteer events

Volunteer with Casey Trees Planting Events at this link

MD (Greater DC)

Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) Sustainable Agriculture 
Tuesdays, 6 PM – 7 PM
Institute of Applied Agriculture
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742

Tune in Online: go.umd.edu/SATfarmstress

  • May 7 - An Introduction to Sustainable Livestock Production
  • May 14 - An Introduction to Sustainable Livestock Production

Smile Herb Shop Events
4908 Berwyn Road, College Park, Maryland 20740

  • May 2nd, at 2 PM – 3 PM - Webinar: The Beginner's Guide to a Plant-Based Diet
  • May 4, 2019 from 11am-1pm - Go Green: Tea Green!
  • May 4, 2019 from 10am-5pm - Foundations of Herbalism - The Endocrine System & Diabetes
  • May 5, 2019 from 10am-5pm - Foundations of Herbalism - Thyroid Dysfunction & Dysregulation
  • May 7, 2019 from 6-8pm - The Vegan Skillet Cooking Class: Raw Vegan Tacos with Walnut Meat
  • May 11, from 10:30am-12:30pm - Monthly Plant & Mushroom ID Walk
  • May 18, at 10 AM – 4 PM - Smile HERB Festival
  • June 8, 2019 from 10:30am-12:30pm - Monthly Plant & Mushroom ID Walk


Northern VA (Greater DC) 

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia
Various locations
  • Tue, May 21, 7:00pm – 8:30pm - Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Information Night
More information at

Merrifield Garden Center

(Merrifield, Fair Oaks, Gainesville)

  • Sat, May 4, 10:00am-12:00pm - The Cut Flower Garden
  • Sat, May 11, 10:00am-12:00pm - Garden to Table
  • Sat, May 18, 10:00am-12:00pm - Garden Critters for Kids
  • Sun, May 19, 01:00pm-03:00pm - Drainage Solutions
  • Sat, May 25, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Floral Arrangement Workshop
  • Sun, May 5, 01:00pm-02:00pm - Continuous Color with Blooming Shrubs


Extension Master Gardener Help Desk
Our Help Desk operates year-round and we welcome your garden-related questions, including those related to plant and insect identification. The Help Desk operates from 9 a.m. to noon weekdays at the VCE office at the Fairlington Community Center 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, 22206 Contact us at 703-228-6414 or mgarlalex@gmail.com, or drop by to speak with our Help Desk volunteers.  It’s best to call before you come to make sure we’re available.


Culinary Workshops

List of Orgs with lots of Culinary/Food classes not listed on DUG

How to Start a Home Baking Business in DC
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Capitol View Neighborhood Library
5001 Central Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20019

Join the Institute for Justice, Dreaming Out Loud, and the Latino Economic Development Center on Wednesday, May 8th to learn from experienced food business counselors about:

  • How to figure out if a cottage food business is right for you
  • The steps to starting a cottage food business in DC
  • Financing and business planning resources for starting a cottage food business
  • Free and low cost resources available to all food business entrepreneurs
  • How our coalition is working to expand DC’s current cottage food law by allowing all direct, maker-to-customer sales and removing the $25,000 revenue cap
  • Next steps for meeting with Councilmembers and getting this proposal passed as soon as possible


YMCA Cooking Classes
Various locations
Click on the link below for full list of cooking classes

Hill Center DC Cooking Classes
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

Click on the link below for full listing of cooking classes

Culinaerie Cooking Classes
1131 14th Street NW
Check the link for full listing of cooking classes

Mess Hall
703 Edgewood St NE
Check the link for full listing of cooking classes

School of Food
1309 5th St NE
Click on the link below for full list of cooking classes

Certified Professional Food Manager Course
The course is designed to teach the principles of food safety management and how to use those principles to create a food safety culture.  The Certified Professional Food Manager course is a three day, 16-hour course that concludes with students taking the national exam.
Check the link for all the available times this course is offered

Unique Workshops Outside Greater DC

Mid-Atlantic Primitive Skills Gathering
May 24-27
Brentwood, MD 20722

Whether you are a seasoned outdoors person or a novice, we have a host of expert instructors who will teach you on your level of understanding. There are over 100 workshops available in many topics including; permiculture, traditional skills, primitive skills and technology, food storage, herbalism, bushcraft, hunting, wilderness survival, natural crafts, nature awareness, and more. Take a gander at our schedule of workshops.  2019 Schedule (subject to change) 

Plant Medicine for the Body and Mind
Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 4:00 PM –
Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 1:00 PM
1Tribe Farm - 877 Todd Road, Mount Sidney, VA 24467

The two day hands on experience will include the following:
  • Herbal first aid for beginners
  • Plant identification walk
  • Fermentation processing
  • Herbal medicine making
  • Assist in designing and planting of the Farm’s medicinal wheel herb garden
  • Plant Spirit Medicine session around the Bonfire

Chesapeake CRAFT Monthly Farm Tours and Potlucks
CRAFT farm tours and potlucks take place monthly, on Mondays, throughout the growing season, April- October. CRAFT farm tours begin at 3:30pm, followed by a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share.
2019 Schedule
5/27 Owls Nest Farm, Upper Marlboro MD
6/24 Summer Solstice Conference at The Blue Ridge Center of Environmental Stewardship, home to Mountain View Farm, Purcellville VA
7/29 Moutoux Orchard and Greenstone Fields, Purcellville, VA
8/26 Starstead Farm, Rixeyville VA
9/30 Country Pleasures Farm, Middletown MD
10/28 The Farm at Sunnyside, Washington VA

CHESAPEAKE FOREST GARDENS Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Two Schedule Options
SEASONAL - Mar 30-31, Apr 27-28, June 1-2, Sep 7-8, Oct 5-6, Nov 2-3
BLOCK - Aug 17-25
3707 Enterprise Road Bowie, MD 20721
In this course you will plunge deeply into the vision and practice of creating dynamic and resilient edible ecosystems using temperate deciduous forests as models.

Down to Earth Design Natural Building Workshops
1376 W. Woodbine Road; Fawn Grove PA 17321
June 7th - 9th - Tadelakt
August 1st - 4th - Clay Wall Building Intensive
August 30th - September 2nd - Strawbale Wall Intensive
September 21st - 22nd - Lime Plaster Basics
September 28th - 29th - Sculpting with Clay Plaster
October 12th - Living Roof Workshop

NRPA 2019 Green Infrastructure Training Opportunity
May 2019 (May 13 - 16)
Philadelphia, PA

NRPA is partnering with the Water Environment Federation (WEF) to adapt and deliver the National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) curriculum to professionals responsible for the land management and maintenance and operations of municipal parks throughout the country. Initiated under the leadership of DC Water and WEF, the NGICP is a national-level certification program aimed at creating a pool of credentialed field workers that possess the foundational knowledge to properly build, inspect and maintain green infrastructure stormwater practices across the United States.

Wild Ginger Herbal Center Programs
Bryans Road, MD and Costa Rica sites
Online Herbal Medicine Course - Part 1 - Foundations in Herbalism: Click here
Year 1 Herbal Program:  Click Here
Year 2 Herbal Program: Click Here
Birthkeeper Program: Click Here
Ylang Ylang Herbal Gathering In Costa Rica March 10-18, 2019

Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center
3630 Poffenberger Rd, Jefferson, MD 21755


DC Area Food Learning Locator
Your one-stop resource for finding food-related education and job training programs and organizations throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.


Webinars and Online Courses


Urban Ecology Collaborative
Virtual meetings on the third Wednesday of every month
10:00 – 11:00 am Eastern Time

  • May: Wednesday 22 - Urban Tree Health Monitoring (THM) and the project dashboard
  • June: Wednesday 19- Megan Draheim, Director of the District Coyote
  • July: Wednesday 17 - Women in Arboriculture and Urban Forestry


MId-Atlantic Women in Agriculture
2nd & 4th Wednesday of each Month at Noon
1 hour webinars, Cost is FREE
5/8/19: Keep it Legal!: Legal Considerations for Marketing Your Farm Social Media
5/22/19: Thought Leadership and Branding on Social Media
6/12/19: Emotional Well-Being: Warning Signs and Resources
6/26/19: Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket
7/10/19: Water and Water Reuse in Agriculture
7/24/19: Introducton to Integrated Pest Management
8/14/19: Farm Liability Insurance and Farm Business Structures: How they can work together to protect you and your farming business
8/28/19: Boost Your Email Newsletter Open Rates
9/11/19: This Just In. Your Ag-Role for Media Requests
9/25/19: Managing Your Forested Farmland
10/9/19: Understanding Your Credit and Credit Scores
10/23/19: Yes, It's Time for Twitter. Really.
11/13/19: Excel and Spreadsheets on the Farm
12/11/19: Meals on Wheels- Food Trucks, Pop-up Markets, Home Delivery
For more details and all old webinars archive at link below

QuickBooks for Farmers
QuickBooks is a powerful tool that goes way beyond just tracking income and expenses for taxes; it can help you manage cash, understand how to increase profits, and plan for growth.

Visionary Voices Podcast - Anupama Joshi episode
In this episode of the Food Systems Leadership Network’s Visionary Voices podcast, Anupama Joshi, National Farm to School Network Executive Director and Co-Founder, discusses her progression into the food movement, recounts how mentorship and peer support have helped her balance the ups and downs of food systems work, and her vision for the future of farm to school.
Listen to the podcast here.

Online Herbal Medicine Course From Centro Ashé
Designed to give you practical skills as well as basic theoretical background on how to incorporate holistic wellness into your life, how to incorporate herbs into your diet and how to make basic herbal remedies.

P.S. Rate Your Garden Teachers!
There have been many garden workshops citywide this year.  Please help shape these classes by rating your teachers here: http://www.greatgardenspeakers.com/


Featured Programs

Featured Programs 

Community Food Rescue Seeking Volunteers for Cooking with a Cause
Community Food Rescue (CFR), a program of Manna Food Center, is Montgomery County’s food recovery network. The commercial kitchen in the Silver Spring United Methodist Church, expands CFR’s ability to feed more and waste less by cooking with recovered food.  CFR receives donations of fresh produce some of which is bruised, wilted, misshapen, surplus or otherwise is unsold. When cooked, CFR extends good food’s useful life instead of sending it to landfill. Cooked food is especially needed by CFR’s network of food provider organizations that serve meals on-site and rely on donations of prepared food because they only have on-site reheating facilities.
We seek volunteers in these roles to help cook with recovered food. Starting in Spring 2019 we will hold weekly cooking sessions. If you are interested in participating in any of these volunteer roles, please contact: cheryl@communityfoodrescue.org
Volunteer Guest Chef- we seek professional chefs who are able to plan a menu with available ingredients, lead 12 volunteer cooks, and oversee the cooking session flow to create 100-200 meals in three hours.
Volunteer Kitchen Coordinator-we seek people who are ServeSafe certified and have their Mont. Co. Food Manager’s license to oversee a 3-hour cooking session and work closely with the guest chef and 12 volunteers.
Volunteer cooks- work with the guest chef and kitchen coordinator to prepare a meal with available ingredients in a 3-hour cooking session, currently scheduled on either Saturdays 10-1pm or Tuesdays 10-1pm during May and June 2019. Sign up to volunteer at: www.dokindworks.org
Visit our website to learn more about Community Food Rescue, Montgomery County, MD

Huge Poly-Tex Greenhouse and Gardening Center Space for rent in Great Falls.
There is a propane heater and available well water for your use. If interested, call Larry Krop (Krop’s Krops 11110 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls @ (703) 623-7993. He is ‘old school’ - no texts - only phone calls. Would be a great space for growing micro greens or Spring transplants. Any other questions call Cindy Metcalf (703) 939-1212

DC Food Talks: Edible Activist Podcast
Edible Activist is a podcast where dynamic people of color in the food and agriculture space share personal food journeys, stories and perspectives that stem from the land. Hosted by Melissa L. Jones, she interviews a diverse group of everyday growers, farmers, artists, healers, and other extraordinary individuals, who exemplify activism in their own edible way.

Deanwood Garden Lot Needs Gardeners!!!
A Garden Lot is available for use by a community organization by the REDEEM Community Development Corporation, of the First Baptist Church of Deanwood.  The lot size is 4,500 sq. ft. and located next to its Community Outreach Center at 4408 Sheriff Road. A use agreement between REDEEM and the interested organization will be required to identify terms and conditions.  If interested, please contact Gerald W. Hines, Garden Coordinator at 301-910-8025.

UDC's Farmer Program
The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), is seeking applications from new and experienced farmers interested in leasing a quarter to half an acre of land on the University’s Research Farm, located in Beltsville, MD.


Plant Sales

City Blossoms Mighty Greens Seedling Sale
Help support City Blossoms' Youth Entrepreneurship Cooperative programs. Mighty Greens is a youth-led business called through which participants combine elements of environmental and food justice with micro-enterprise and job readiness skills development. Participants maintain garden spaces, make added-value products, and sell those products and produce back to their communities.  Email kendra@cityblossoms.org with questions.

Heirloom Tomato, Vegetable, & Herb Seedlings
Saturday, May 4, 9 – 3 pm (rain date 5/5/19)
& Sunday, May 12, 9 – 12N
1008 Sigsbee Place, NE Washington, DC (Brookland Neighborhood)

Part of the annual Great Brookland Yard Sale (on 5/4/19) http://brooklandcivic.org/gbys  Featuring over 50 varieties of home-propagated heirloom tomato seedlings (currant, cherry, pink, purple/black, mahogany, red, yellow/orange, bi-color, and paste tomatoes). Many varieties are not commercially available. There is also a selection of hot and sweet peppers, eggplants, greens, herbs, and heirloom cotton.
Full seedling list
Send any questions to  lkenepp@gmail.com

Silver Spring Garden Club’s Garden Mart 78th Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9 AM – 1 PM
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Silver Spring Garden Club’s GardenMart 78th Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser Saturday, May 11, 2019 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the West Terrace of the Visitor Center at Brookside Gardens

Chesapeake Natives Plant Sales
Chesapeake Natives Inc., a primarily volunteer driven non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and propagating plants native to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, has released the dates of our 2019 sales.
March 31st – April 28th – May 26th - June 30th – July 28th – August 25th – September 29th
Our sales are from 10am-2pm at our Mt. Airy Mansion Greenhouse, located inside Rosaryville State Park, 9640 Rosaryville Road Upper Marlboro, MD. More information, including dates of offsite sales and a full list of our available plants, can be found by visiting our website www.chesapeakenatives.org or by emailing info@chesapeakenatives.org


Youth Field Trips

Arcadia Farm Camp 2019!
Your child, age 6-11, will tend chickens, plant a garden, harvest fresh veggies, learn cooking skills, and most importantly, revel in the natural world, device-free! Farm Camp operates in 5 one-week session, each with a theme featuring visiting educators. It sells out every year, so don't put this off. We also offer transportation from Old Town for 15 children; sign up for that too!
All the information is here, and if you have questions, please contact: farmcamp@arcadiafood.org

Washington Youth Garden Field Trips
Registration is open to groups interested in visiting this year, April-mid November. SPROUT field trips are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Groups are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis so we encourage you to sign up now for a greater chance of getting your first choice date(s).
Click here to register: www.washingtonyouthgarden.org/register



Love and Carrots Adopt-A-Beehive
The membership is $75 per year, and gives you:
-Apiary tours on open house days at the Love & Carrots headquarters.

-Certificate of adoption.
-Naming rights to the hive and queen. 👸🏿
-Regular updates, including photos and notes on your hive’s health and productivity. 🐝
- 1 lb. comb honey
- 3 lbs. raw honey 🍯

Email our master beekeeper, Bill Hahn, at bees@loveandcarrots.com.

The Best Bees Company is looking for reserve apiary hosts for the 2019 season!
We are a full-service beekeeping operation headquartered in Boston. We deliver, install, and manage beehives for residences and businesses in various cities nationwide, including the DC area. The data we collect via our hive visits supports honey bee health research at our sister non-profit The Urban Beekeeping Laboratory and Bee Sanctuary. Our reserve apiaries play a critical role in our operations. The hives they host serve to further our research-focused mission and help us elucidate where and how bees thrive. If you are interested in partnering with us, please review the information below and bring any questions to Sean Smith (Regional Manager, s.smith@bestbees.com) in an email with the subject "Reserve Apiary Request: your name and zip code”. You can also call our office at (617) 445-2322.


Volunteer Opportunities

Help Grow!

DC Urban Greens 
Every Saturday till end of April
Exciting news! To prepare for spring growing, DC Urban Greens will be hosting open volunteer hours every Saturday morning until the end of April at one of the farm locations. Bring friends, family, or just yourself, and join in the joy of farming! All ages welcome! Email info@dcurbangreens.org to sign up, or visit

2019 Owl's Nest Farm Work Trade Volunteer Job
Owl's Nest is looking for a great work trade volunteers: folks who want to commit to volunteering at the farm for the full season in exchange for veggies. We're just 15 miles outside DC and the farm is woman-owned/operated. More info is here

Volunteer with UDC CAUSES Urban Agriculture Programs
We need volunteer groups to help throughout the summer at our urban agriculture sites: Firebird Farm, East Capitol, Bertie Backus, and PR Harris. Tasks will include installing greenhouse shade cloth, weeding, laying black weed fabric, harvesting, and seeding/transplanting. If you have a group that might be interested in organizing a volunteer day, please reach out to Amanda Tai at amanda.tai@udc.edu. Check out UDC CAUSES VolunteerMatch page for other ongoing opportunities.

DC Greens Farmers Market Brigade
Farmers’ Market Brigade volunteers help distribute Produce Plus checks at participating neighborhood farmers’ markets in DC. Through the Produce Plus program, DC residents who receive SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, Medicare QMB, TANF, Grocery Plus (Senior CSFP), or SSI Disability can receive $10 twice per week to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables.

Help with Food Access!


DC Central Kitchen’s Healthy Corners store program
Participating Store locations
Healthy Corners is a pioneering venture that is sustainably expanding healthy food access in DC’s food deserts. We deliver fresh produce and healthy snacks to corner stores in DC’s low-income communities, offering produce to corner stores at wholesale prices and in smaller quantities than a conventional distributor. The stores then sell the produce at below-market prices, making it an affordable option for the consumer. This venture is made possible through a mix of earned revenue, philanthropic support, and a significant partnership with DC Health.


SNAP Matching for fruits & vegetables at Healthy Corners Stores
DC Central Kitchen is offering a “5 for 5” coupon program for SNAP/EBT customers. At these 15 corner stores in Wards 5, 6, 7, & 8, customers receive a $5 coupon for free fruits and vegetables every time they spend $5+ using their SNAP/EBT card.

Volunteer with Joyful Food Markets and Increase Food Access in DC!
Joyful Food Markets are run exclusively in elementary schools in Wards 7 & 8. In each school, colorful tables are filled with baskets of fresh produce and piled high with healthy non-perishable food, while festive music plays. The markets are joyful community events, where families and children can mingle with volunteers and school administrators while selecting from fresh, seasonal produce and healthy pantry staples, totaling 23 pounds of food per enrolled student. In addition, our markets feature kids’ cooking activities, recipe samples, and chef-led culinary demonstrations, designed to get children excited about healthy eating and cooking. To volunteer please create an account here on our Volunteerhub website. After creating an account, you should be able to see all of our upcoming shifts for the next three months in a calendar view format. Finally, you can find more information about the impact of our JFM’s by watching this video.

DC’s First Food Runner Program "Food Rescue US"
One of the biggest barriers to donating food is transportation. Food Rescue, 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. Food Rescue US 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 kate@foodrescue.us with any ideas or questions and sign up at www.foodrescue.us to volunteer or receive more information

Help the Environment!
Donate Construction Materials to Community Forklift
Donated building materials are the cornerstone of Community Forklift. We couldn’t exist without them. By donating, you can qualify for a tax deduction, reduce disposal costs, keep items out of the landfill, and support the community. Community Forklift accepts donations of most new and salvaged building & landscaping materials, appliances, and tools, as well as antique and vintage housewares.  We also accept furniture and commercial materials on a case-by-case basis.  Please review our Donation Guidelines for more information.
Community Forklift offers two convenient ways to donate building materials:

Planning a major tear-down or renovation? Consider Deconstruction! Click here to learn more.

Community Compost Cooperative Network
The DPR 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.

Volunteer with Casey Trees Planting Events

Zero Waste DC Events


Local CSA
DC Local Grown CSAs

Three Part Harmony Farm CSA (veggie or seedlings)

C.R.I.S.P. CSA  (THEARC and Kelly Miller Farms)

Ecocity Farms CSA

Cultivate the City (Produce & Seedlings)

Looking to avoid factory farms but not ready to go vegan?
Check out this list of local (Mid Atlantic) pasture-raised meat and dairy farms, with higher animal welfare than most factory farms, and serve Greater DC area with CSAs, Buyers Clubs or home delivery


Chesapeake Natives Plant Sales
March 31st – April 28th – May 26th - June 30th – July 28th – August 25th – September 29th
10am-2pm at our Mt. Airy Mansion Greenhouse, located inside Rosaryville State Park, 9640
Chesapeake Natives Inc., a primarily volunteer driven non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting, and propagating plants native to the Chesapeake Bay watershed, has released the dates of our 2019 sales. More information, including dates of offsite sales and a full list of our available plants, can be found by visiting our website www.chesapeakenatives.org or by emailing info@chesapeakenatives.org

Heirloom Tomato, Vegetable, & Herb Seedlings
Saturday, May 4, 9 – 3 pm (rain date 5/5/19)
& Sunday, May 12, 9 – 12N
1008 Sigsbee Place, NE Washington, DC (Brookland Neighborhood)

Part of the annual Great Brookland Yard Sale (on 5/4/19) http://brooklandcivic.org/gbys  Featuring over 50 varieties of home-propagated heirloom tomato seedlings (currant, cherry, pink, purple/black, mahogany, red, yellow/orange, bi-color, and paste tomatoes). Many varieties are not commercially available. There is also a selection of hot and sweet peppers, eggplants, greens, herbs, and heirloom cotton.
Full seedling list
Send any questions to  lkenepp@gmail.com

Join the Takoma DC Compost Co-op one-hour new member compost training
Saturday May 4th at 11AM
Takoma Community Garden - 300 Van Buren Street, NW
at the compost bin at the Takoma DC garden to learn composting basics (or get a quick refresher course for you experienced composters!) RSVP to malloryschwarz@gmail.com.

Discussion Circle: Climate Anxiety
May 4, 1pm, at Catharsis on the Mall
This is a space to unburden yourself of concerns over climate change and share with others who feel the same. Come and discuss the ways you are dealing with climate anxiety. How do others find hope? Not only do we seek to find solace in shared concerns, we will also share coping strategies and actions.  

Old Town Garden Party!
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 12 PM – 4 PM
Old Town Ace Hardware

Join us for an Annual Garden Party at your local Ace!
From 12-4 on Sunday May 5, attendees can enjoy:
‣ 20% off all plants, pottery and gardening supplies (May 4 & 5!)
‣ Q&A with local master gardeners
‣ hands-on seed starting workshop
‣ Garden planning & houseplant care tips
‣ complimentary bites & giveaways
‣ $3 flat fee for potting station - any size!


WE RESCUE! Food Runner Celebration
Monday, May 6 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
WeWork 777 6th Street, N.W.,

What do you do to mark the rescue of over 1 million pounds of
healthy, excess food kept from landfill, instead delivered to our food insecure neighbors? You have a party! WE RESCUE! will celebrate the food rescuers, food donors and community partners who have together made it possible for us to reach this milestone. Come join us for a great night of food, drink, music and a silent auction. Mix and mingle with some special guests at our first-ever DC fundraising event.

DC Food Policy Council Meetings
Upcoming 2019 full FPC meetings:

  • Wednesday, June 5th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm — location TBA
  • Wednesday, August 7th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm — location TBA
  • Wednesday, October 2nd from 6:00 to 7:30 pm — location TBA
  • Wednesday, December 4th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm — location TBA

Upcoming Working Group meetings:

  • Sustainable Procurement:
    • May meeting TBA
    • Wednesday, June 5th from 5-6 pm before the full FPC meeting; TBA
  • Urban Agriculture:
    • Wednesday, May 1; time TBA
    • Wednesday, June 5th from 5-6 pm before the full FPC meeting; TBA
  • Food Access & Equity/Business & Workforce joint working group meeting:
    • May meeting TBA
    • Wednesday, June 5th from 5-6 pm before the full FPC meeting; TBA
  • Nutrition & Food Systems Education: 
    • Wednesday, May 1 from 6-8 pm; TBA
    • Wednesday, June 5th from 5-6 pm before the full FPC meeting; TBA


Conversations About Food: Food Tank Live from the U.S. Capitol
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 12 PM – 1:15 PM
Rayburn House Office Building
Gold Room, Washington, District of Columbia 20515

The Intersection of Food and Health.
A discussion about breaking down the silos between the health community and the agriculture community. How can those communities work together to support practices that benefit public health and the health of rural communities and farmers. Incredible speakers to be announced soon!


Bike Tour: Climate Impacts in DC
May 11, 1pm, Navy Memorial
As climate change spurs rising seas, what parts of DC are most vulnerable to flooding? This all-ages bike ride will tour the parts of the city most susceptible to climate impacts.

Silver Spring Garden Club’s Garden Mart 78th Annual Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9 AM – 1 PM
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Silver Spring Garden Club’s GardenMart 78th Annual Plant Sale Fundraiser Saturday, May 11, 2019 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the West Terrace of the Visitor Center at Brookside Gardens

4th UMD Symposium on Environmental Justice & Health Disparities
Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Adele H Stamp Student Union, UMD College Park

We are excited to invite you to our annual symposium on environmental justice and health disparities. This year, the keynote and conference sessions will highlight environmental justice action through law and policy.

Spring Houseplant Swap!
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Lemon Collective
810 Upshur Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Join us for a fun evening of trading houseplants and houseplant cuttings.

DC Vegan Potluck - May 2019 Edition
Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Meridian Hill Park
2637 16th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

Once a month, on a Saturday, a group of friends and strangers in the DC area gather and share vegan-friendly dishes.  Every month location changes - We're going to try meeting in Meridian Hill Park on Saturday. In case of potential rain, back-up plans will be posted week-of. All are welcome, and we encourage you to bring non-vegan/vegetarian friends! No need for them to
bring a dish, but if they do, please ensure the it's vegan.


Takoma Park Farmers Market Bee Festival
Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 10 AM – 2 PM
Takoma Park Farmers Market
Laurel and Carroll Avenues, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
Celebrate Spring and make a beeline to the Takoma Park Farmers Market for the 2019 Bee Festival on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Learn about these important pollinators, be a beekeeper and sample local honey from Bees By the Bay and bring the kids for some bee-u-tiful face painting.
Plant Prom 2019 - City Blossoms Garden Fiesta!
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM
516 Kennedy St NW
City Blossoms cordially invites you to this year’s Garden Fiesta, where everyone - from bumble bees to carpenter bees - are City Blossoms royalty. Come celebrate with the whole City Blossoms family and support the growth of healthy, creative, kid-driven communities. The City Blossoms Garden Fiesta is our annual, mid-year fundraising event. Come wearing your best theme inspired outfit and help us celebrate another magical, larger-than-life evening at City Blossoms’ backyard Studio Garden.

Forested Food Forest Feast
5:30 - 8:30pm, June 9, 2019
3507 Enterprise Road Bowie, MD 20721

A dinner prepared by MICHAEL COSTA, head chef at ZAYTINYA
This unique forest-to-table event will feature taste inspirations from our local ecosystem, served outdoors in the forest garden. Try acorn breads, fruits, spices, nuts, mushrooms and vegetables prepared by one of our area's most creative chefs. Enjoy a close up look at the thriving forest garden ecosystem. Discover the future of sustainable agriculture.

Chesapeake CRAFT’s 7th Annual Summer Solstice Conference
Monday June 25, 2018 from 9:30am-4:00pm.
Mountain View Farm - Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship
Session 1: 10:00-11:00

  • Body Mechanics and Stretching to Farm for the Long Haul (Kate Powell, Wild Sacred Journey)
  • Managing a Whole Diet CSA (Rob and Mo Moutoux, Moutoux Orchard)
  • Protected Culture Growing (Mk Barnet, Open Book Farm and Ali Haney, Shenendoah Seasonal)

Session 2: 11:15-12:15

  • Hot Peppers!! (Casey Gustowarow and Dana Rybak, The Farm at Sunnyside)
  • Goat Enterprises (Molly Kroiz, George’s Mill Farm and Deb Dramby, Willowsford Farm)
  • What’s Next: Transitioning from Employee to Owner (Panel: Liz Whitehurst, Owl’s Nest Farm and Katherine Collins, Arcadia Farm)

Session 3: 1:30-2:30

  • DC Food Justice: Policies and Possibilities (Asha Carter, Dominique Hazzard, and Sarah Holway, DC Greens; Erin Close, Arcadia)
  • Crushing It At Farmer’s Markets (Stacey Carlberg, The Farm at Sunnyside; Attila Agoston, Mountain View Farm; Gale Livingstone, Rainbow Hill Farm)
  • Tractors and Equipment at Any Scale (Panel: Casey Gustowarow, The Farm at Sunnyside; Emma Jagoz, Moon Valley Farm; Rob Moutoux, Moutoux Orchard)

Session 4: 2:45-3:45

  • Crossroads and Community Foodworks
  • Pigs in the Orchard (Eliza Greenman, Hogtree)
  • FarmHack: Best New Inventions


2019 Mid-Atlantic Permaculture Convergence
Jun 28 at 7 PM – Jun 30 at 6 PM
Permaculture Center at Claymont
667 Huyett Road, Charles Town, West Virginia 25414
The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Permaculture Convergence is a two-day festival celebrating land-based living and self-reliance. Over 20 local teachers, experts, and gurus will teach crucial skills related to food, energy, water, health, building, and community self-reliance. Come one, come all; only we can build the world we deserve.

Takoma Park Farmers Market Garlic Festival
Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 10 AM – 2 PM
Takoma Park Farmers Market
Laurel and Carroll Avenues, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
Join us as we celebrate GARLIC! Freshly dried garlic will be the star of the market. We'll be joined by the Takoma Horticulture Club and Tony "The Garlic Guy." Learn about different types of garlic and how easy it is to grow at home.

Job and Apprenticeship Openings


Arcadia Farms Open Positions
  • Farm Camp Manager
  • Farm Camp Counselor
  • Field Trip Associate

Food Recovery Network Summer Internships
  • Communications Intern
  • GIS & Data Intern
  • National Food Recovery Dialogue Intern
  • Program & Outreach Intern

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) Program Officer
To provide program management and content expertise in support of its ongoing technical assistance and science advisory roles with the Meatless Monday (MM) Campaign (www.meatlessmonday.com). 
Wild Ginger Herbal Center – Herb and Garden Job
8 hours per week, May through September
We are excited to welcome someone to our team ~ we have a position to come curate, plant, tend, harvest and provide some Garden love at Wild Ginger Herbal Center in Bryans Road, Maryland. The position starts immediately, and will be responsible for the management of our garden spaces onsite, with a mix of perennial plants as well as planting seasonal herbs and veggies.

Fresh Farms Open Positions
  • FoodPrints Lead Teacher (Bilingual in English and Spanish)
  • Market Manager
  • Farmer & Producer Engagement Manager
  • Market & Communications Coordinator

Loop Closing Open Positions
  • Composting Small Systems Operator and Trainer
  • Communications, Marketing and Development

FBEN Conference Organizing Support Consultant
The Farm-Based Education Network is seeking a consultant to support the planning of a national conference taking place November 9-13, 2019 in the Greater Baltimore Area. Work to be
completed between April 1 and November 30, 2019. Please see job description below for details.

Future Harvest CASA Communications and Outreach Manager
Future Harvest CASA is seeking a full-time, self-motivated, highly organized, tech-savvy, and visionary person to manage communications and outreach for Future Harvest CASA. This is a one-year, full-time position, with option to renew.

Ward 8 Farmers Market Seeks Part-Time Director
The Ward 8 Farmers Market was founded by Congress Heights residents in 1998 in response to the closing of what was then the only grocery story in Ward 8 The Director works an average of 20 hours a week from April through November. During the off season (December through March) they work five hours a week or less.

DC Greens Job Openings


Arcadia’s Mobile Market - Full Time Seasonal Positions

  • Market Managers (2)
  • Market Associates (5)


Mundo Verde Food Initiative and Service Manager
The Food Initiative and Service Manager is a member of the Operations Team. This position is responsible for overseeing all food service at Mundo Verde; specifically breakfast, midday snack, lunch, and after school snack. In addition to overseeing the ordering, delivery, service, and meal counts for these meals, the Food Initiative and Service Manager position is involved in improving Mundo Verde’s sustainability practices as they relate to food, sourcing higher quality food , and preparing recipes. 

Common Markets Outreach Coordinator - DMV
We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated, results-driven and passionate about sustainable food, in addition to having the professionalism and experience to succeed in a demanding role that is critical to the success of the organization. The new Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for developing relationships with customers and partners to meet sales targets.

Thomas Landscapes Seasonal Landscape Driver/ laborer
Maintenance work/sequencing, Weeding, Pruning trees and shrubs, Mow, edge, trim, Leaf removal, Mulch install, Flower install, Regularly review each site to look for additional work outside of maintenance scope, Take weekly inventory of equipment and maintain Vehicle appearance to enforce the company brand expectations, Responsible for making each client site immaculate before leaving for the day, 40+ hours a week during the landscape season, Optional -During snow season we pay time and a half of the base wage rate for time in the field. Snow tasks can range from driving a truck and assisting in salting and clearing sidewalks, Ideal applicant will submit a Valid Driver’s License, clean driving record and is versatile in both Spanish and English, Salary is based upon experience
Please send resume/ outline interest, experience and salary requirements to derek@thomaslandscapes.com

Farmshelf: Farmhand (Maintenance Technician) - DC Metro
Farmshelf is an early-stage high-growth startup that builds smart indoor farms that make growing food easy. We are looking for a talented, energetic, and committed individual to join our diverse team as a Part-time Farmhand. This individual will work with the Plant Team to service existing installations. Training will be provided with the goal of self sufficiency.

School Garden Internship Opportunities Summer and Fall 2019
Horace Mann Elementary School, a DC public school, is seeking garden interns for the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019-20 gardening seasons.  Mann’s progressive garden program includes an outdoor farm, native gardens, and a rooftop aeroponic farm. During the winter months we continue to grow produce indoors on our aeroponic towers. We teach children about wellness and environmental stewardship through a farm-to-table program.

  • SUMMER: Urban Farming! This summer we are farming on our rooftop as well as in our traditional raised bed farm, and are caring for our native plant gardens and orchard. Come learn about different ways to grow vegetables and plants using soil and soil-less mediums using aeroponics!  Daytime hours are flexible at 5-30 hours and may include some weekends.
  • FALL: Farm-to-Table Learning and Teaching! In Fall, interact with students, parents and teachers as we all pitch in to keep our garden learning program rolling. Help with traditional and aeroponic farming, native plant gardening as well as our Farm Market, farming and nutrition education programs. Hours are flexible at 5-30 hours a week.

Contact Amy Jagodnik, School Garden Coordinator at ajarts3702@gmail.com, 202-361-1056

Garden installation in Georgetown
Apr 20 - 24
seeking a helper ideally for three of those days.  Pay is $15/hr. It’ll be mostly transplanting plants and moving other plants from one place to another in the yard of a private residence — ability to do physical labor (self-directed) outdoors for six hours at a time (with breaks) is a requirement.  Accessible by public transportation, but probably better if you have a car. Anyone interested contact Matt at (917) 582-6657.


ECO City Farms Apprentice
ECO’s apprenticeships present an immersive, hands-on opportunity to learn about sustainable urban agriculture by working directly with experienced farm staff. Hands on work is supplemented by readings, lectures, and group discussion in a classroom setting.

DC Urban Greens Hiring 2 Urban Farmers and Intern
Interested in food justice? Working outdoors? Giving back to the community? Then join our team! Our team at DC UrbanGreens is made up of hardworking, innovative, and passionate individuals working to alleviate food insecurity in southeast, DC We are looking for individuals to join our team! We are looking for skills such as dedication, hard worker, motivated, eager to learn, and able to positively contribute to our team so that we can better impact our community. If you are interested in employment or an internship with DC UrbanGreens, please email info@dcurbangreens.org

2019-20 Fair Trade Fellowship
Are you passionate about Fair Trade and social justice? Are you a student or recent graduate looking for rewarding part-time work? Do you want to gain hands-on experience supporting grassroots organizers, developing leaders, building regional networks, and executing communications strategies? If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on to find out more about the 2019-20 Fair Trade Campaigns Fellowship!
Learn More & Apply Here

Future Harvest CASA Conference Manager
Future Harvest CASA is seeking a visionary and detail-oriented conference manager. This half-time position reports to the executive director and works closely with FHCASA staff, board, members, volunteers, and partners to organize and execute an inspiring, educational, and community-building annual conference. The conference is held every year on Martin Luther King weekend in January and is a key component of our education programming and regional networking. The job requires someone who has vision, creativity, self-direction, and pays great attention to detail. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are encouraged to apply.  

Friends of the National Arboretum Manager of Institutional Relations

FONA’s Manager of Institutional Relations is responsible for managing and growing support for FONA programs from foundations, government agencies and similar institutions. Initial focus will be to manage and expand the Washington Youth Garden’s established grants program, then expanding in scope to developing funders for other FONA public programs.

Food Corps: DC METRO Program Director
FoodCorps seeks an exceptionally motivated candidate to direct our program delivery and development in the Washington D.C. metro area. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Programs, this position is responsible for directing the multi-component service of 16-20 full-time FoodCorps AmeriCorps members, currently placed in D.C. and Virginia, in partnership with an existing network of community and school-based organizations dedicated to improving child health.

Culture of Health Leaders
Each year, Culture of Health Leaders welcomes up to 40 new leaders. They are individuals from any field, profession, or sector who want to advance equity and health in their professions, industries, and communities.

Looking for a hardworking individual to join our farm team! No prior farm/garden experience required - we will train you on the job! Women, people of color and Ward 8 residents are strongly encouraged to apply! Send a brief bio with your gardening interests/experience to Dom - dhosack@thearcdc.org

Anacostia Aquaponics 
Anacostia Aquaponics is seeking 2019 Team Members / Interns to help advance aquaponics and hydroponics in Washington DC’s fresh produce market and education system. For more information and application instructions: http://anacostiaaquaponics.org/2019-team-member-opportunities/

Capital Area Food Bank Urban Demonstration Garden
CAFB is looking for a spring intern in the Urban Demonstration Garden!  Come help make our garden grow. 20 hours/week. Monthly stipend. Email resume to hquarles@capitalareafoodbank.org.

2019 Owl's Nest Farm Work Trade Volunteer Job
Owl's Nest is looking for a great work trade volunteers: folks who want to commit to volunteering at the farm for the full season in exchange for veggies. We're just 15 miles outside DC and the farm is woman-owned/operated. More info is here.

AlmaVerde is hiring Sustainable Gardeners for Spring-Summer-Fall 2019
AlmaVerde LLC is a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) that specializes in sustainable gardening. We create, restore and maintain gardens in an eco-friendly way.  Our services include installation of raingardens and native plant gardens in homes of the Washington DC region. If you like gardening, exploring nature and helping our water resources, apply to join our team. Click here for job description and how to apply. http://www.almaverdegardening.com/we-are-hiring.html

Green America Open Positions


Washington Youth Garden


Love and Carrots Open Positions

  • Seasonal Apprentice

Email with your interest in the subject line to: garden@loveandcarrots.com

Real Food Farm Open Positions
Real Food Farm, Baltimore, MD

  • Mission Thrive Summer – Crew Leader
  • Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps – Crew Leader
  • Summer Programs Assistant – 900 Hour AmeriCorps Term
  • Real Food Farm Urban Farmer Assistant – 900 Hour AmeriCorps Term
  • Little Gunpowder Farm Assistant Farmer – 1700 Hour AmeriCorps Term


Compost Cab Open Positions

  • Compost Cabbie, Driver / Composter / Marketer (Full Time)
  • Compost Cabbie, Farmers Markets (Part-time)
  • Lead Cabbie, Baltimore

Martha’s Table Open Positions

  • Assistant Director, Annual Fund
  • Assistant Program Instructor
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Children’s Food & Classroom Support Assistant
  • Data & Results Manager
  • Director, People Operations (HR & Volunteer Engagement)
  • Instructional Coach (Early Childhood Education)
  • Lead Teacher ( Early Childhood Education)
  • Part Time Literacy Instructor

Capital Area Food Bank Open Positions

  • Head of Advocacy & Public Policy
  • Manager of Volunteer Programs & Experience
  • Chief Development Officer 
  • Manager, Foundation and Corporate Relations
  • Operations & Inventory Manager

Casey Trees Staff and Fellowship Open Position


The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) Job Openings

DC Central Kitchen Open Jobs
  • Monitor and Evaluation Intern **PAID**
  • Nutrition & Community Education Intern **PAID**
  • Development Intern **PAID**
  • Program Intern, Community Meal *PAID*
  • Human Resources Intern **PAID**

Union of Concerned Scientists: DC Jobs

For more food-related job opportunities, check out these links:

NO KID HUNGRY: Share Our Strength Open Positions
Numerous job listings at this link

CAUSES: (The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences) Open Positions
Numerous job listings at this link


DOEE Green Pathways
Are you interested in a career, fellowship, internship, summer job, or volunteer experience in the field of energy and the environment? The goal of DOEE’s Green Pathways is to provide students, young adults, and those interested in energy and the environment with jobs and opportunities in this field.


Grants and Funding


Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Grants 2019 Request for Proposals
Pre-Proposal Due Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by 11:59 PM
Full Proposal Due Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by 11:59 PM
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) partnership, is soliciting proposals to restore water quality and habitats of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers and streams.

Small Watershed Grants 2019 Request for Proposals
Proposal Due Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by 11:59 PM EDT
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the federal-state Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) partnership, is soliciting proposals to restore water quality and habitats of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers and streams.
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Small Grants Program
Deadline: MAY 31, 2019
Neighbor-to-Neighbor is a small grants program that was launched in 2019 to provide funding for community-based groups and organizations within nine specific neighborhoods in Ward 8 of Washington, DC. The program’s design, implementation, and decision-making is driven by DC residents who either live or work in communities in Ward 8.
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Deadline: June 18, 2019
The purpose of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) is to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the development, improvement, and expansion of, domestic farmers markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, agritourism activities, and other direct producer-to-consumer market opportunities.

Kroger Innovation Zero Waste Funds
An exciting element of our plan is Kroger’s $10 Million Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Innovation Fund. A few years ago, Kroger put extra funds in The Kroger Co. Foundation. Now we will use it to fund new ideas and scalable solutions to help end hunger, and particularly, to prevent and reduce food waste.

DOEE Notice of Funding Availability

MAEF and Seibel Scholarship Applications Now Open
Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation

Two college scholarships are now accepting applications for the Ronald J. Seibel Scholarship and the Maryland Ag Ed Foundation Scholarship. Please see the Guidelines and Application forms for each at http://maefonline.com/home/student-center/scholarships/

On-going Grants (no deadlines)

Cedar Tree Urban Agriculture Funding
Deadline: None
Cedar Tree Foundation announces funds to support organizations that are promoting urban agriculture in the Washington, DC, region, especially if the work includes youth development or a focus on low-income communities of color. Letters of inquiry are required and may be submitted at any time.Eligibility:Nonprofit organizations and community-based organizationsFunds:Awards aravailable up to $100,000 Contact: Cedar Tree Foundation at dana@cedartreefound.org Website:

Chipotle Capacity Building Grants
Chipotle announces funds to support educational programs for youth, food agriculture, community improvement and capacity building.  Eligibility: Public and state controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations, Local Educational Agencies and State Educational Agencies  Deadline: None Funds: Awards are available up to $350 Contact: Chipotle Philanthropy Website: https://www.chipotle.com/email-us#philanthropy

Costco Wholesale Foundation.
Costco Wholesale Foundation provides Grants and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations for programs in the areas of human services, health, education, and children. This program is open to organizations operating in communities where Costco has a business presence.

GFFA Mini-Grant Application
The purpose of GFFA mini-grants is to enable members of communities that have been historically excluded from federal food and agriculture negotiations to generate, refine, and advocate for their policy priorities and innovations. Projects funded through the grants will be used to increase member collaboration and channel the expertise, skills, and knowledge of the GFFA coalition to strengthen its capacity to inform the policy making process. Applicants for mini-grants must provide answers to a series of questions developed by the Funding Advisory Board and may not receive more than 2 grants per cycle or 3 per fiscal year.

Costco Wholesale Foundation
Costco Wholesale Foundation provides Grants and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations for programs in the areas of human services, health, education, and children. This program is open to organizations operating in communities where Costco has a business presence.  For an organization to receive a grant or an in-kind contribution the decision is based on several factors, including: type of program; identified community need not otherwise available; indication that evidenced based data will establish measureable results of intended outcomes; community collaboration; broad base of financial support; project budget and operating expenses.  For more information visit https://www.costco.com/charitable-giving.html

Nature Works Everywhere School Grants
The Nature Conservancy announces funds to support school projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges. The goal is to support young people who work as social innovators to help their communities through project design and implementation Eligibility: Independent school districts and Local Educational Agencies  Deadline: None Funds: Fifty awards are available up to $2,000 Contact: The Nature Conservancy at  natureworks@tnc.org Website: https://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/grants/

Empowering Families and Individuals Funds
Deadline: None
James M. Cox Foundation announces funds to support programs and projects in the areas of conservation and the environment, early childhood education (birth to five years), empowering families and individuals for success and health.  Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations  Contact: James M. Cox Foundation at CorporateGiving@coxinc.com Website: https://www.coxenterprises.com/corporate-responsibility/corporate-giving

Value Added Producer Grants
The USDA Rural Development's VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and or marketing of new products. Independent producers, agricultural producer groups, farmer- or rancher-cooperatives, and majority-controlled producer-based business ventures, are eligible to apply. Learn more and apply here.

Initiatives Addressing Climate Change and Inequality
Nathan Cummings Foundation announces funds to support the four focus areas that together advance the vision of a healthy planet and a healthy democracy. Letters of inquiry may be submitted at any time.  Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations  Deadline: None  Contact: Nathan Cummings Foundation  Website: http://www.nathancummings.org/how-apply

SBIR Funding Opportunities

Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Competitive Grants Program
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture awards AFRI research, education, and extension grants to combat childhood obesity, improve rural economies, increase food production, create new sources of energy, mitigate the impacts of climate variability, address water availability issues, ensure food safety and security, and train the next generation of agricultural workforce. 

DOEE RiverSmart Rewards and Clean Rivers IAC Incentive Programs
Apply for RiverSmart Rewards and receive discounts on your DC Water bill. District residents, businesses, and property owners can earn a discount of up to 55% off the DOEE Stormwater Fee when they reduce stormwater runoff by installing green infrastructure (GI) such as green roofs, bioretention, permeable pavement, and rainwater harvesting systems.

Fair Food Fund
Provides financing & business assistance to good food enterprises that are growing vibrant local food systems.

The Pollinator Project
On-going grants for social change

The Cornell Douglas Foundation
Environmental, Health and Justice. Cornell Douglas Foundation announces funds to support environmental health and justice, land conservation, sustainability of resources, mountaintop removal mining, watershed protection, and financial literacy. Introductory of letters are required and are reviewed throughout the year.  Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations  Deadline: None  Funds: Awards are available up to $10,000  Contact: Cornell Douglas Foundation at (301) 229-3008  Website: http://www.cornelldouglas.org/

USDA/NRCS Conservation Programs
(Funds for High Tunnels for Urban Farms)
Financial Assistance Programs, Easement Programs,  Partnership Programs and funds for High Tunnels
Environmentall Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/md/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=nrcseprd416254
AMA (Agricultural Management Assistance Program) https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/md/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=nrcseprd416254 (Irrigation System can be financed through this program.

ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Grants
Timeframe: Ongoing — No Deadline
The ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Grant Program supports nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies dedicated to the prevention and elimination of animal cruelty throughout the United States (animal agriculture included).

The Awesome Foundation DC 
The Awesome Foundation gives out a $1,000 monthly grant every month to fund any awesome idea.

Join FarmRaiser:
Your student Champions (and their parents) sell great products and good prices, earning an average of 53% profit for the cause, while learning about the importance of a healthy local food system. Join these successful organizations who are revolutionizing school fundraising and make your next fundraiser a FarmRaiser.

Online source for lots of government grants in many areas


Gardening Tips of the Month



April 2019 issue of Washington Gardener Magazine
is now posted online at:





Inside this issue:

-          Spring Garden Tours Round-up: Explore the Best Private Gardens in Our Region

-          Top Tips for Peony Success

-          Earliest, Sweetest, Easiest Spring Peas

-          Grasscycling for a Healthy Lawn

-          Native Pussytoes, an Almost-ideal Groundcover

-          Bamboos for the Home Garden

-          Bountiful Blackeye Peas

-          DC-MD-VA Gardening Events Calendar

and much more…


Note that any submissions, event listings, and advertisements for the May 2019 issue are due by May 5.


Making Gardening into a Workout
source: Noti Pub


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