Save the date for a happy hour at the garden on Friday, July 9th at 7pm! We'll have some snacks, drinks, and tunes to enjoy while you chat with fellow gardeners about your gardening successes and challenges this year.
We've partnered with Slow Food DC and Ward 1 Mutual Aid to put on “Share a Seed,” a socially distanced event on Sunday, April 18 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the garden. Share a Seed is a community-centric project designed to connect more people with the land, growing, and one another.
The event is open to the public and will offer seed swaps and garden materials to those in need. Garden members are encouraged to bring in seeds and materials for swap.
Ward 1 Mutual Aid will be on hand to provide information about vaccines and collect community essentials. We'll be providing garden tours to members of the public and volunteers will be able to help with some light garden and plot clean up.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact DC, the garden has decided to remain closed while DC DPR parks are closed and DC is under a Stay at Home order.
We encourage everyone to stay at home, avoid close contact with others, and stay as safe as possible during this crisis. The Garden Board will open the garden for the 2020 season as soon as we are able.
The annual Spring Garden Clean Up will likely be modified or canceled when we do open, but we will let gardeners know the plan for clean ups and communal work when the time comes.
Oscar, Tibyron, and Otis
The DC Urban Gardeners Network is a great way to stay up to date on all the garden related happenings in DC. In addition to the website, DUG puts together a weekly newsletter featuring the latest workshops, advocacy efforts, and news for all things urban gardening in the DC area. Check them out!
DC Resiliency, in partnership with the Pushing Through the Pavement – Permaculture Action Tour, is hosting a three-day celebration of community, resiliency, urban gardening, permaculture, and fun! The party begins with a Concert on Friday, November 7th and is followed by FREE Workshops and Community Project Days on Saturday and Sunday, November 8th and 9th. Check out the details below and find out more information on their Facebook page.
Time for our mandatory fall garden clean-up day! This is a chance to get your plot cleaned up for the end of the season and help make the garden clean and pretty for the winter. We'll be tackling the following:
This is one of our two mandatory clean up days throughout the year, so we expect all garden members to participate. If you have a conflict and cannot make it, please plan to spend at least 30 min weeding or picking up trash in the common areas of the garden or the public part of the park in the next couple of weeks. Also, you will need to clean out your plot before Nov 22 if you're not able to join for the clean-up day.
The event is scheduled on Saturday, November 22nd from 10-12PM.
Hope to see you all there!!!
Time for our summer garden clean-up day! The weeds have gotten out of hand and it's time for us to get out there and put in a bit of time making it nice again.
Please come out and help clean up the garden. We do expect all garden members to participate, but if you have a conflict and cannot make it, please plan to spend at least 30 min weeding or picking up trash in the common areas of the garden or the public part of the park in the next couple of weeks.
The event is scheduled on July 26th from 9-11AM.
Hope to see you all there!!!
There's been some confusion recently about how to properly lock up the garden gate with our combo padlock, so our handy treasurer, Otis, took a few pictures showing proper locking procedure.
Key step: Insert shackle from the rear
After unlocking the lock from where it was left on the gate, take the shackle and insert it from back to front through the latch holes.
The key here is that the lock tilts out toward the user, like above. This will ensure that you can see the combo when you're locking up and the next person to use the lock will be able to see the combo to unlock it again.
Just a couple reminders about locking the garden: