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A Breakout Year for Clean Decisions

Local businessman Will Avila could not believe it when he heard that his business, Clean Decisions, had been selected as a participant in Unlocked...

Trees for Capitol Hill

Soon the trees will start to bud that lovely light green as the trees wake up from the cold winter.  The flowering ones will...

As the Worm Turns

I confess, I’m obsessed with my worms. I am fascinated with what they like, and don’t. While I’m a longtime composter, I started vermiculture composting...

20 Years of Capitol Hill Gardens

I moved from Mount Pleasant to North Carolina Avenue between Ninth and 10th streets, just west of Lincoln Park, 20 years ago. Since then...

Winter Beauty in Your Landscape

Frost has withered even our toughest annuals. Our show-stopping perennials have had their final encore and the ghostly silhouettes of stark leafless trees have...

Got Too Much Stuff?

“My house doesn’t have enough storage space.” Sound familiar? Capitol Hill houses are notorious for being small with a dearth of closets. Hill residents...

DC’s PaintCare program turns 1!

November marks the one-year anniversary of PaintCare Inc’s operations in DC Why is this such a milestone?  Imagine a swimming pool that’s 25 feet...

Earth Matters

First it was bicycling and then it was canning, and now, suddenly, composting is cool again. Folks across the District are composting, comparing notes,...

The White House Grounds’ Remarkable Continuity of Care

The White House grounds are a unique example of American residential landscape design, embodying writer Nora Gallagher’s observation that “the road to the sacred...

DC’s List of Recyclable Items Expands, but Plastic Bags are Out!

Confused by what can and can’t be recycled? Does the list of “acceptable” recyclables at your workplace differ from what the DC Department of...