A program that builds green infrastructure in the D.C. area sustains the environment, local workforce
Raymond Coates did not think he was going to make it to the end of his first day on a new job. The 58-year-old D.C. resident had never worked construction before, yet there he was on a warm fall day, struggling to move dirt in a wheelbarrow, and regretting decisions to skip breakfast and not pack a lunch.
But Coates said he knew he had to stick it out. He left a job in community social services to pursue a career building and maintaining landscapes that would help make the Earth a | Read more ›