• Tonight there will be a free workshop in Environmental Site Design–the new norm for stormwater management in Maryland–from 7 to 9 p.m at the Audubon Naturalist’s Society’s Woodend campus in Chevy Chase.
  • Two D.C. business partners plan to open five Yes Organic Markets in low-income areas in D.C., including neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River.
  • Whole Foods Market will open a new store May 18 in Friendship Heights with a bread-breaking ceremony at 10 a.m. The store will host a Spa Night on May 20, featuring free facial treatments by Skin Organics founder Ann Webb. The store will be at 4420 Willard Ave.
  • Michael Shuman will discuss community economics at the ReThink Montgomery speakers series, Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. He is Director of Research and Economic Development for the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. The talk takes place at Park & Planning headquarters, 8787 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring.
  • Poolesville approves renewable energy sources and a farmer’s market. Ground- and roof-mounted solar energy systems and loop geothermal systems would be permitted on all properties. Small wind energy systems would be allowed in certain areas.

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