Mighty Greens Plant Sale and Open House at Eastern SHS – May 17, 10AM-1PM

City Blossoms has been working with Mighty Greens at Eastern Senior High School to help develop their beautiful garden and greenhouse! Join us on May 17th from 10AM-1PM as Mighty Greens hosts a plant sale and open house.

My Community, Our Earth – Collaborative Mapping for Sustainable Development

    The Association of American Geographers has a program called MyCOE Global Connections & Exchange. The focus is on sustainable development (e.g., climate change, food security) and raising awareness in our local communities via collaborative mapping. The program is open to high school students and teachers can earn $300 for their classroom. See more detailsContinue reading “My Community, Our Earth – Collaborative Mapping for Sustainable Development”

Food Service Contracting in DCPS Hearing – Testimony by Becky Levin

Food Service Contracting in the D.C. Public School System December 20, 2012 Testimony by Becky Levin, Parent of Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan Student Members of the DC Council, thank you for the opportunity to speak with you about what can be done to promote the healthiest meals possible in our school system and toContinue reading “Food Service Contracting in DCPS Hearing – Testimony by Becky Levin”

Letter to DDoT Advocating for Bicycle Master Plan

Michael Goodno, Bicycle Program Specialist District Department of Transportation 55 M Street, SE, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20003 October 18, 2011 Dear Mr. Goodno, As members of the Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO), we are writing to express our enthusiastic support of the District of Columbia’s (DC) commitment to providing creative, sustainable, andContinue reading “Letter to DDoT Advocating for Bicycle Master Plan”

Capitol Hill Walk To School Day 2010

Great Walk To School event this morning in Lincoln Park!  Wonderful to see so many Capitol Hill families out walking and biking.  Many thanks to the organizers, sponsors and speakers!  Particular thanks to… Elizabeth Brooks, Effervescence LLC Capitol Hill Community Foundation Chartwells‐Thompson School Dining Services Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary of HHS Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of theContinue reading “Capitol Hill Walk To School Day 2010”

SAVE THE DATE: DCPS Food Services Roundtable – 8/31 @ Peabody

The Capitol Hill Green Schools Initiative will be hosting a roundtable discussion on DCPS food services, the Healthy Schools Act, support for school gardens and schoolyard greening. Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:30 pm – 8 pm Peabody ES Library (FOURTH Floor), 425 C Street, NE Joining us from DCPS will be: Jeff Mills, Director ofContinue reading “SAVE THE DATE: DCPS Food Services Roundtable – 8/31 @ Peabody”

DCPS Announces New Food Service Vendors For Pilot Programs

August 03, 2010 RAISING THE BAR: DCPS Takes First Step to Dramatically Improve the Quality, Taste and Nutrition of School Meals School System Launches Two Pilot Food Service Models to Bring Fresh and Local Food to 14 Schools Contact: Jennifer Calloway | (202) 535-1096 WASHINGTON, D.C. – District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will launchContinue reading “DCPS Announces New Food Service Vendors For Pilot Programs”