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How Far Would You Travel For Your Food?

Do you ever wonder what Wonder Bread is really made of, or how many miles that head of lettuce has traveled? There's nothing like fresh, whole, organic foods to maintain your health and well-being. Farm-fresh produce and meats go directly from the source to your table, leaving little time for nutrients and it's natural vibration to be lost. Many foods at your supermarket have been picked or slaughtered weeks or even months before they make it onto the shelf. Most of these items are preserved by nitrogen or other artificial means, making them appear fresh. Moreover, foods treated with pesticides and artificial fertilizers have lower nutritional value than foods growing organically.

Take care of your local producer. Visit your local farmers market, support and join your local CSA. The money you spend on your food speaks louder than you can ever imagine, spend it wisely.

 

Volunteer Opportunities Available with Nation's Football Classic

Volunteer Opportunities Available with Nation's Football Classic

 

This story comes to us from Teri Washington:

Meridian Public Charter To Renovate?

Prince of Petworth published some interesting information today regarding Meridian Public Charter School.

Read his entire report about the school and what is in store for its future on Prince of Petworth's website.

Howard Prepares Future Scientists with Camp for Middle School Students

Howard Prepares Future Scientists with Camp for Middle School Students

 

This story comes to us from Merritt Talbott:

Washington-area middle school students are curing the summer “brain drain” this year with a heavy dose of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fun at the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp hosted by Howard University School of Engineering Architecture and Computer Sciences. The two-week, hands-on program, ending on July 8, offers students an exciting way to beat the heat as they design space suits, build rockets and more while experiencing life on a college campus.

DC High School Students to Attend Final Shuttle Launch Next Week!

DC High School Students to Attend Final Shuttle Launch Next Week!

 

This story comes to us from Julie Rosenthal:

D.C. Council Chairman Brown Comments On D.C. Schools Making Newsweek's List of Best High Schools

D.C. Council Chairman Brown Comments On D.C. Schools Making Newsweek's List of Best High Schools

COUNCIL CHAIRMAN KWAME R. BROWN’S STATEMENT ON TWO DCPS SCHOOLS MAKING NEWSWEEK’S LIST OF AMERICA’S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS:

“I want to congratulate the students, parents, teachers, and administrators at Benjamin Banneker Academic and School Without Walls Senior High Schools for being named two of “America’s Best” by Newsweek magazine. Acting Chancellor Kaya Henderson also is to be commended for her leadership of the public school system that produced these outstanding results.  Listed respectively at numbers 239 and 269 from among more than 1,000 schools studied for their ability to prepare students for college and for life, these institutions have graduation and college bound rates near or at 100%.

This is a rewarding day for DCPS.  As a proud parent of two DCPS students, I am glad to know that our education reform efforts are taking hold and delivering the kind of outcomes we had hoped for.”

DCPS Chancellor Confirmation Hearing Solicits Public Input

 

This story comes to us from Karen Sibert: