Help with an Urban Garden

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Our friends at Bread For The City let us know about a City Blossoms new garden project happening in NW on Marion Street. They are turning an empty lot into an “intergenerational community garden with education opportunities for children, youth and adults.” They’re looking for a few good workers to help them build it out.

There will be vegetables, herbs, native plantings, butterfly gardens, fruit, rain gardens and more that will be used to host workshops for area residents and schools. All produce will be shared freely through workshop participation but first year yields are not expected to produce enough to donate to places like Bread For The City.

Urban gardens are an important part of neighborhoods, not only for improving the look of an area but also for encouraging local food production. However, you should take care of your garden and maintain it to avoid pests, according to Sustainable Pest Systems Charlotte. On a larger scale, cities like Detroit are turning huge swaths of abandoned housing into semi-rural areas. Eat local!

John has lived in DC since attending CUA’s Architecture school starting in 1995. He is a UI/UX/Design guru for LivingSocial and also plays in numerous bands (Juniper Lane, Rotoscope, Boboroshi & Kynz) and loves hyping people on eating local food, sustainable human settlement patterns, gardening, and good old fashioned rock and roll and electronica. He runs the dirt lab (aka mega garden) for WeLoveDC, where he eats most of the proceeds.

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