Today is March 27. On this day 15 years ago, DC Greens received a letter from the federal government officially recognizing us as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  

What a remarkable 15 years it has been! Many of you have journeyed with our organization through different seasons. Perhaps you came to us back in our school garden market days, volunteered with us through Produce Plus, or supported us as we worked for the formation of the DC Food Policy Council. Maybe you were a Farmer’s Market Champion, dug your hands in the soil at the K Street Farm, shared your love of urban agriculture with us at Rooting DC, or toasted our work at a Spring Dig. Or, perhaps, your journey with us began more recently through our work at The Well at Oxon Run or Produce Rx. 

As we say often at DC Greens, we believe healthy food is a human right. We also believe that all the things embedded in food — like community, culture, memory, and self-sufficiency — are human rights, too. And this year, memory feels especially important as we look back on all we have accomplished.  

In the coming months, we’ll be sharing a special story series highlighting the many historical programs DC Greens piloted and incubated over the years — how they started and grew, and where they are now. Stories will be featured via our email newsletter, website, and social media pages. We hope you’ll join us on this walk down Memory Lane. 

However you found your way to DC Greens, we’re glad to have you part of our community. Thank you for partnership and support. 

Woman and her two young sons smile and laugh while posing for a photo under the cherry blossoms at The Well at Oxon Run