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Students In Northwest D.C. Break Ground On 'People's Garden'

Students at Bell Multicultural High School will be putting in the work, as well as reaping the rewards, as they learn what it takes to make a garden successful.

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Landscaping Contracts Spurs Controversy In D.C.

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Mayor Vincent Gray is incensed at the controversy surrounding his choice to choose a D.C.-based landscaping  company to cut the city's grass.

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New D.C. Gardening Program Takes Root

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Local schools are starting to reap the benefits of a gardening program introduced as part of the Healthy Schools Act last year.

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Howard Co. Inmates Cultivate Produce, Purpose

Inmates in Howard County's correction facilities are finding a welcome distraction and outlet in cultivating gardens.

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Botanic Garden Scientists Save Smuggled Plants

Across the country, federal officials patrol airports and harbors looking for plants being smuggled across our borders. Many of those plants end up at the U.S. Botanic Garden's facility in Southwest D.C.

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Gardeners Cultivate Crime-Fighting Instincts

It has become a rite of spring. Every year, flowers at the Newark Street Community Garden begin to bloom. Then every year, gardener Marcia Stein says, a thief comes and takes the blossoms away.

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Commentary By Jeanne Connelly: Don't Put Off A Visit To The Arboretum

This time of year a lot of people head outside to enjoy the weather and take in some of the spring blossoms. But Commentator Jeanne Connelly, of Friends of the National Arboretum, warns that one of those local dispalys is now in jeopardy.

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