For support in parenting holistically and in a green way in the greater Washington D.C. area, one great source of support is to join a local chapter of Holistic Moms Network to have access to monthly meetings with speakers (or social events), additional activities like playgroups and Moms Nights Out, and a chapter email communities.
Arlington/Alexandria chapter meets the third Thursday of the month 7-9 p.m.
NoVA (Fairfax) chapter meets the second Tuesday of the month 6:30-8:30
Loudoun County chapter meets the second Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
New Burke/Springfield chapter currently meets the third Thursday of the month
Attachment Parenting International NoVa chapter has meetings and an online Yahoo group community.
Dr. Rene Hackney teaches Positive Discipline in addition to leading parent seminars on a variety of child development-related topics all around the DC area. See this description of my experiences at Dr. Rene’s Parenting Playgroups at Go Kid Trips blog. Dr. Rene has closed her children’s programs to expand her workshop offerings and her consultations with parents.
NoVA Outside is an alliance of environmental educators who connect and teach people of all ages about their natural environment.