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Southwest Community Gardens to Kick Off Spring Season This Weekend

by Tim Regan March 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm 0

Photo via Facebook : SW Community Garden

The Southwest Community Gardens are set to kick off its spring season this weekend.

Local gardeners will be able to celebrate the beginning of the season at the garden (1098 Delaware Ave. SW) on Saturday, according to a Facebook event listing.

Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., attendees can visit the gardens to participate in yoga, planting activities and demonstrations.

More information from the Facebook listing:

The SW Community Garden opened on July 31st, 2013 with the help of Fiskars, The Home Depot, and DC Department of Parks and Recreation. The garden is the culmination of a year long effort by a group of green-thumbed SW residents that found a common interest, and worked to bring it to fruition.

The garden initially consisted of 34 raised beds: 2 that are wheelchair accessible, 4 that are specifically reserved for residents of the 4 surrounding public housing complexes, and 10 that are worked communally. In 2014, the garden won a DC Love Your Block grant and added 3 additional plots in October 2014, bringing the total number of plots to 37.

The communal section grows food for not only its volunteers but for the neighborhood as well. Anyone is welcome to help out in this section during our work days.

The goal of the garden is to create a space where residents can interact with one another and nature, while also serving as an educational tool that provides local, fresh food to the neighborhood.

Come out and participate in our 3rd annual spring kick-off!

Here’s the schedule for the day:

11-11:30 a.m.: Stretching, warm-up led by M Street Yoga.

11:30-11:45 a.m.: Biosolids demo by DC Water.

11:45am-1:30 p.m.: Planting! Vegetable beds + expanding the pollinator garden

1:30- 2 p.m.: Lunch / Healthy food + bike blender demo

2 – 3 p.m.: Finish planting, clean-up

Photo via Facebook / Southwest Community Gardens

 

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