Green Installation (Garden)

Green installation and building techniques, sometimes also referred to as sustainable building, promotes the use of structures and processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. In addition to the satisfaction of promoting a healthier local ecology, upgrading one’s home or adding new infrastructure can offer long-term costs savings. Below is a list of area organizations and businesses that provide information and services related to sustainable building, such as installation of rain barrels, green roofs, rain gardens and sourcing sustainble materials.

Community Forklift

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Community Forklift is a nonprofit reuse warehouse for home improvement supplies. We pick up donations of unwanted and salvaged building materials throughout the metro DC region. Then, we make the building materials available to the public at low cost, and provide vintage materials for restoring old homes. We also offer public education about reuse and green living, and distribute free supplies to local nonprofits and neighbors in need.

Community Forklift

District Garden

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At District Garden we pride ourselves on offering a range of services to homeowners, commercial customers, non-profits, schools, and government. Below, find a list of many, but not all, of the services we offer in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland: We offer many services in basic and custom contracting. Regular activities include rain barrels, rain gardens, outdoor woodworking (pergolas, etc), raised garden beds, landscaping services.

District Garden

Good Sense Farm

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Good Sense Farm & Apiary provides a diverse array of local delicacies and an empowering learning environment for foodies from all walks of life. We grow gourmet mushrooms and raise healthy bee colonies that produce the finest local honey.

Good Sense Farm

Good Sense Farm - Specific Information on Green Installation

Love & Carrots

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Love & Carrots is a full-service urban farming and organic vegetable gardening company devoted to helping you become your own organic gardener. We design, install and maintain foodscapes, as well as provide bi-weekly garden coaching throughout the season. From home gardens to large scale community gardens, our mission is to revive the knowledge of growing food with families, schools, businesses, and organizations. We are a local, woman owned, employee owned, award winning organization.

Love & Carrots

Organic Edible Gardens

Organic Edible Gardens LLC is a sustainable garden design, build and maintenance company servicing the Northern Virginia and DC Metro areas. We specialize in creating edible and ecologically-sustainable landscapes that sustain and regenerate local ecosystems while providing material and aesthetic benefits to people. Established in 2010, Organic Edible Gardens is a vibrant response to the lack of individuality, productivity and sustainability typical of Northern Virginia landscapes.

Organic Edible Gardens

Purple Mountain Organics

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Purple Mountain offers solutions to better health by providing and supporting local agricultural systems and services. It has evolved from a vision of local food sustainability and helping our patients grow and eat their own food, to a regional enterprise helping farmers grow food by offering the highest quality tools, equipment, and services.

Purple Mountain Organics

Purple Mountain Organics - Specific Information on Green Installation

Rooftop Roots

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Rooftop Roots enables the development of sustainable local food systems by supporting the design, construction, and maintenance of urban gardens and farms. Rooftop Roots work with organizations to create lightweight, low cost rooftop vegetable gardens and donate the produce to local food banks.

Rooftop Roots

Up Top Acres

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Up Top Acres designs, builds and operates roof-top farms on commercial and residential properties in the District of Columbia.

Up Top Acres

Urban Farm Plans

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Serving the DC metro area, Urban Farm Plans offers turnkey design, building, and installation services for urban farmers and edible gardeners alike. Tailored workshops are also available through Urban Farm Plans, along with wholesale kit systems.

Urban Farm Plans

Urban Farm Plans - Specific Information on Green Installation

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