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Rain Garden Rebates Available In Montgomery County

Runoff from urban stormwater is a major contributor to pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Montgomery County is beseeching residents to do their part, by offering a hefty rebate for the construction of rain gardens.

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Local Trees

DC was historically known as the "City of Trees," and it's still true today, with nearly forty percent of the city covered by tree canopy. We'll find out the best places to see enjoy our green bounty, and talk to the department responsible for caring for all those trees.

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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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