Spring Kickoff Day is Coming!

We at SW Gardens are exciting to be hosting a Spring Kickoff Day on Saturday, March 22, from 2:00pm until 5:00pm. Even though several of our gardeners kept their plots active throughout much of the colder months, we still can’t wait to get started with our plots once again in 2014!

We’ll have updates coming soon on the fun activities we plan to have, but suffice it to say, we hope you’ll join us for some leisurely merriment and fun gardening. We are so happy to serve as a place where Southwesters can come to relax, connect with friends and neighbors, and maybe learn a thing or two at the same time. That’s what we were created for, first and foremost – and we hope that’s what we are becoming, more and more each day!

2014, here we come!

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Getting Ready For Our First Spring

6 months in, and the SW Community Garden in Lansburgh Park has already experienced nearly all the elements of a DC fall and winter (even including a “polar vortex” [!]). And through it all, the plants have continued to grow.

Since the garden’s opening on July 31st, 2013, a variety of herbs and vegetables have been grown, such as basil, swiss chard, and tomatoes. The growing continued throughout the end of 2013, as arugula, collard greens, kale, lettuce, and perennial herbs, like rosemary and thyme, were also able to grow.

Thanks to our gardening efforts, we’ve been able to harvest a little over 10 pounds of produce, which has been distributed to volunteers and members of the community. We hope to continue this trend, and to grow and share even more this year.

In preparation for the upcoming growing season, we want to know what you want to see growing in the garden. For us, being a true community garden means appealing to the taste-buds of the neighborhood. You can let us know your suggestions by filling out a survey, or voting at the collection box we have set up at the garden (located at 1098 Delaware Ave SW). We’ll be taking suggestions until March 1st.

We will then give you the chance to plant some of the chosen vegetables during the garden’s spring kick-off event on, Saturday, March 22nd. There, we will have workshops, gardening activities, some snacks, music, and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the garden.

We hope to see you there!