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Upcoming Events

If you would like to keep up to date on our events, please feel free to join our Meetup page, where you can also RSVP. SCH events are free, but we gladly accept donations to keep the events going.

March 2, 2015 - Seed Swap

Time to start planning and planting your garden! Let's have a seed swap*. This will be a great chance to meet your neighbors, share a little gardening gossip, as well as prepare for spring planting. Bring your seeds, bring your catalogues, bring your gardening know-how and get excited about the new planting season!

March 7, 2015 - Fruit Gleaning Preparation

City Fruit has invited the SCH Gleaners to join their meeting on brainstorming and preparing to lead effective harvest work parties. If you'd like to learn more about harvesting fruit around the city for food bank donations, join us with City Fruit on March 7 from 1pm-2pm at El Centro de la Raza. We will be on the 2nd floor, in the City Fruit offices.

March 17, 2015 - Tool Library Building

We found a location! Thanks to the generosity of the First Covenant Church in providing a location, Sustainable Capitol Hill is proud to announce that the Tool Library is planning to open by early Fall of this year. It will be located at the Summit Building on 420 E. Pike St., with the entrance on Crawford Pl., between Pike St. and Pine St. We still have a lot of work to do, and volunteers are a key ingredient to bringing this all together. Join us for our Tool Library Building Meetings on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month. The next meeting will be on February 17. We will also be taking membership pledges, as well as donations, so if you’d like to join our community, let us know! Please drop us a line at and let us know you’d like to help!
Alternatively, you can RSVP and show up to our next steering committee meeting on March 17.

April 6, 2015 - Bike Maintenance and Safety on the Road

If you’ve ever wanted to bike commute, but have been afraid to take to the streets on your bike, dip your toes in with this bike event. We’ll cover the basics of how to fix a tire, and whatever other small problems you might have on the road, as well as some defensive biking skills to keep you safe.

More events can be found on our Calendar

Our Current Projects

Fundamentally, we believe that there is no one solution to creating a sustainable society. Consequently, we seek a diversity of strategies and actions to improve our neighborhood. Below are a list of some of our ongoing projects; we encourage you to contact us if you would like to join in one of these groups or have other ideas or interests.