Events, Plantings & News
Events and Plantings
Come to our events, workshops and plantings!
We bring together people from different neighborhoods, the diplomatic world, other non-profits and business – people who are excited to revive the landscape of the Embassy Row part of Mass Ave, the most prominent surviving Grand Avenue in the nation.
At our meet-and-greet tours, Treekeeper field workshops, or champagne receptions you’ll learn about urban trees, the history of this Grand Avenue landscape and how to create sustainable streets.
We’ll beautify the neglected DC land around Sheridan Circle. In November look for dozens of new rose plants carpeting the big triangle west of the circle. Terra–DC will also improve plantings in the long median strip, where the city planted three zelkova trees (2008) and which we landscaped (2013). These high-profile sites are seen by 25,000 motorists and hundreds of bikers, joggers and pedestrians every weekday.
Our 10th birthday at Embassy of Haiti
We celebrated our 10th anniversary with a private reception hosted by the Ambassador of the Republic of Haiti, H.E. Paul G. Altidor, at the magnificently renovated Haiti Embassy, at 2311 Mass Ave. We thank RMA’s friends in the community and the Embassy for the memorable evening filled with goodwill. Photos and more are on the 2017 Benefit page.
Treekeepers aid young trees up and down Mass
Our volunteer Treekeepers kept busy most weekends this summer. We pulled away mulch volcanoes from trees by the Church of the Pilgrims. We de-mulched trees by the Guatemala Embassy. Stalwarts were John A. C. Umberger, Lindsey K. Larson and Gerry Peck. Farther up Mass Ave above 34th Place, Kevin Finneran rescued the row of young street trees with water provided by SGI-USA Buddhist Center. The Center is a welcome new partner in our Green Community.