🚀The kick-off is this Saturday, 11am-3pm 🎉
This Saturday, April 24th, the garden will re-open for the 2021 growing year! We’ll be preparing and planting 7 garden beds, building and filling three new herb beds, and weeding and spreading woodchips all around. DC’s guidelines regarding public gatherings limits attendance to 50 people, so to keep track of our guest list, please add your name and email to this spreadsheet, if you plan on attending.
🛠The Beginning of Regular Work Days💪🏾
After the kick-off, we will begin having regular work days: every Wednesday, 6-7pm, and every Sunday, 3-5pm. Work days will be canceled when there’s inclement weather.
🤗New Year, New Initiatives👇
It’s a new gardening year and we’re launching some new initiatives. Here’s a brief overview of what we’ve got planned:
- A pilot youth-run community supported agriculture program that will pay young farmhands $10/hour to harvest and deliver fresh produce to families living at Greenleaf and James Creek. To raise funds, we’re selling garden t-shirts. If you’d like to donate, or purchase a t-shirt, contact us.
- Three new herb gardens: Thanks to our resident herbalist, Kelley, and farmhand, Barbara, there will be three new herb gardens in Lansburgh park for people to learn about herbs and add to their pantry. More info on the project can be found here.
- Mini flower arrangements in upcycled jars by Christina. Once our flowers and herbs are in bloom, Christine will be preparing flower arrangements in upcycled jars for people after work days. If you have jars or containers that you’d like to donate, or want to learn more, feel free to reach out to us.
Do I have a plot this year?
No, you do not have a plot this year. Did you complete the form in the “get involved” section? Please note, preference is given to residents who live in SW and our current wait list is at about 100 people.
I have jars and flower containers to donate if needed by Christina. Great idea.