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Mobile Woodshop and Urban Saw Mill and Forestry Education
With our goal to teach a new generation skills, specifically woodworking and urban forest stewardship, we will raise public awareness about the value of our urban forests to the city, local economy, and the environment.  An effective approach to urban forest stewardship must target and engage students, who are the future stewards of this valuable resource.

In addition, the mobile woodshop can be used for art projects throughout the city and in the parks. We will encourage other non-profits to utilize our mobile woodworking facilities and offer them to city festivals, community projects, and disaster relief. The uses for a mobile woodshop are vast.

Washington is famous for its wide variety of trees, of which many were given as gifts by grateful nations. These precious trees are an extremely valuable resource we can’t afford to waste.   read more

Engaging the imaginations of students from three local elementary schools who were challenged to create art objects from food, these images were published in ZCAF's 2011 annual Food Calendar themed Sustainable and Scrumptious. The project, selected to create greater awareness  of the environment and promote healthy sustainable dining, concluded with 21 tiles made from these images installed as a mural at the Oyster School, Washington, D.C. in August of 2012.


The Food Glorious Food is a unique annual collaboration between artists, top area chefs, businesses and individuals that has raised more than $100,000 for the Capital Area Food Bank in just four years.  Launched in 2005, the mix of food, art and charity includes a month-long art show of food in all its fabulous forms; a calendar with art from the show and delectable recipes; and a calendar launch party and silent auction.   view exhibit        read more


eARThly.concerns,
a platform for environmental initiatives, was launched in 2008 to increase awareness of America’s endangered natural treasures.   Its inaugural project, What Remains: The American Landscape Portfolio of limited-edition prints, benefits the environment through the sale of giclée prints of renowned realist painter Bradley Stevens’s majestic landscapes.  Its first beneficiary is the Trust for Public Land and other non-profit environmental groups will be added as the program expands.  
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The Freedom Place Collection of 56 privately held works by preeminent African American artists Romare Bearden, Benny Andrews, Alma Thomas, Robert Freeman and Richard Yarde was an immediate success when it was unveiled by ZCAF at Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC, in fall 2007. Since then, the collection has been shown at Meridian House International and Congressional Bank in Washington DC, the University of New England in Camden, Maine and at Monroe Community College's Mercer Gallery in Rochester, New York.       view video    see collection

 

 

 

 

Mobile Woodshop and Urban Saw Mill and Forestry Education
 


Oyster School Mural



Eat Green, by Philip Hazard


Teton Gold, by Bradley Stevens


Snoopy Sees a Daybreak on Earth,  by Alma Thomas

 

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