News from DC Greens for families & teachers about school gardens & child nutrition

DC Greens is a local nonprofit working to advance food justice in DC, to learn more about them, see


A Food Co-op Is Being Developed By And For Residents Of Wards 7 And 8
Wards 7 and 8 have more than 150,000 residents, and only three of the city’s 49 grocery stores. Even as a new grocery store is slated to open in the fall in Ward 8, some residents are working to create more choices for residents seeking healthy eating options. The Community Grocery Cooperative is continuing its bid to launch a food co-op east of the river. Learn more about it in this article from The DCist!


DC School Garden Bike Tour

June 9, 11AM – 2PM
Join the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education for a leisurely bicycle tour of three wonderful school gardens, followed by an informal happy hour at District Hardware & Bike at the Wharf. The school garden bike tour is co-sponsored by OSSE’s School Gardens ProgramDistrict Hardware & Bike, FoodCorps DC, and Slow Food DC, with the aim of highlighting budding school gardens throughout the city. Learn more and RSVP here!


Webinar: Child Nutrition Reauthorization and Federal Policy Advocacy – How You Can Get Involved
June 6, 1PM ET
Join Chloe Marshall, National Farm to School Network Policy Specialist, to learn about the next Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) and how you can advocate with impact! Participation in this webinar is not considered lobbying. Register here.


Ag in the Classroom Elementary Teachers Workshop
June 23-27, Westminster, MD
Teachers participating in the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation‘s 5 day/4 night Ag in the Classroom course will receive content-based, hands-on activities ready for classroom use; lessons aligned to NGSS and the Core Curriculum; materials including trade books, maps, DVDs, CDs and models; field trips; and direct contact with agricultural resource professionals. Learn more and register here.

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