Roam If You Want To

Sometimes, it’s easy to take DC for granted, especially if you’ve lived here as long as I have. But there’s no better way to get a different perspective than with camera in hand. Here’s a little walking tour, complete with a map, of some of my favorite green spaces and places in and around Columbia Heights, U Street and Dupont Circle.

Meridian Hill Park
Meridian Hill Park

Take your own Urban Eco Trek!

Sweetgreen fro-yo courtesy of Sweetgreen
Sweetgreen fro-yo courtesy of Sweetgreen
Dupont Farmers Market
Dupont Farmers Market

The Eco-Women’s Hour

Have you ever wanted to know about FRESHFARM Markets, those wonderful outdoor fruit and veggie-fests that sprout up around town this time of year? Well, now’s your chance. On Tuesday March 18th, Bernadine Prince, the organization’s founder and co-director will be the guest speaker at Eco-Women’s Hour.

Event details:

When: Tuesday March 18th, 6-8

Where: Teaism @ 8th & D Streets (400 8th Street NW)
Metro: Archives/Navy Memorial, Gallery Place/Chinatown, and Federal

RSVP to If you are new to the list, please include your name and institutional affiliation. Sorry guys, the event is restricted to women only.

More about FreshFarm Markets: A nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about food and farming issues, providing vital economic opportunities for farmers, and celebrating the Chesapeake Bay watershed region’s agricultural heritage
and bounty. In 2007, the organization operated six producer-only
farmers’s markets in DC (Dupont Circle, Foggy Bottom, H St, NE and Penn Quarter) and Maryland (St. Michaels and Silver Spring) and directed a local foods and gardening program (FoodPrints) at Rudolph Elementary School (Ward 4) in Washington, D.C.

More about DC EcoWomen’s Hour: A monthly forum that provides
environmental advocates an opportunity to network with like-minded women.
Participants include women directly protecting the environment through
work in nonprofit organizations, foundations, businesses and government
agencies. Each month’s featured speaker is a leading environmental activist.