Marie Reed Elementary School

Washington, DC

In the Spring 2010, Dr. Christopher Puttock of Chesapeake Natives Inc. designed and guided the planting of 10 new gardens, including this one at the Marie Reed Learning Center in Washington, DC.

First Lady Michelle Obama and two dozen Congressional spouses joined students at Marie Reed on April 29, 2010 to plant a Monarch Habitat Garden and create an outdoor classroom where they can learn about the Monarch’s habitat, life cycle and migration.

Marie Reed has since maintained both their Pollinator Habitat Garden and their edible gardens with the help of teachers, students, parents, and community members. The school is currently going through a renovation process which includes relocation of the gardens.