Media Contact Only: MosesAlexander Greene, (202) 673-7684
The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will celebrate the summer gardening season with a Community Garden Kick Off event at the Twin Oaks Community Garden, 4025 14th St., NW, Saturday, May 31, from 9 am – 1 pm. In addition, DPR will begin accepting permit applications for 60 community garden plots at two DPR locations.
DPR staff will join Twin Oaks gardeners and the local community on Saturday, May 31, from 9 am to 1 pm, to meet and greet residents and discuss the roles they each serve in maintaining the community gardens. DPR and local community garden organizations will also be providing information about their summer programs.
DPR has also made 60 community garden plots available for reservation at two DPR locations; 40 plots at Twin Oaks Garden, 4025 14th St., NW, (202) 576-3253, and 20 plots at the Lederer Environmental Education Center, 4801 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave., NE, (202) 727-8061.
Beginning Monday, June 2, 2008, applications for garden plots can be completed online on DPR’s website, dpr.dc.gov, in the “Services” section, under “Permits and Reservations”.
Community garden plots cost $20 per calendar year, per plot, and include usage of on-site tools and land.
For More Information: Contact DPR Environmental Education: (202) 671-0299