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Remembering Kim, Beautifying the Neighborhood

August 2nd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Capitol Hill South, Eastern Market

Sometimes, life hands us nothing but sadness, sorrow, and unspeakable horror.  We wonder why little children starve to death in utter squalor; why there must be wars that seem to lose their meaning the longer they drag on; or why a vibrant and beloved member of the community and mother of two had to die […]

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greenHILLhome: Attracting Wildlife

July 27th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Capitol Hill, DC

We recently planted some new shrubs and plants in our yard, and it was just last week I felt that we chose some of the right vegetation when my wife called me outside to see the butterfly that had landed on our butterfly bush for a short break.  While most folks on the Hill don’t […]

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More than a Hill o’ Beans: Peabody Creates Schoolyard Edible Garden

May 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Capitol Hill North

Capitol Hill school gardens have begun adding pepper patches to their primrose paths, real or imagined. Long the province of beautification and greening efforts, our Hill schoolyards may become more than visual treats with the vision provided by the Peabody Early Childhood Campus edible school yard, dedicated late last week in a school-wide  assembly. The […]

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Uncertain Times Ahead for the Virginia Avenue Community Garden

May 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Barracks Row, Capitol Hill

For almost six years, the Virginia Avenue Community Garden (VACG) has brought the neighbors and community south of the freeway together.  Back in 2004, the parcel bordered by I-295, L Street, SE and 9th Street, SE, was a neglected lot of land belonging to the DC Department of Parks and Recreation.  It attracted nothing but […]

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