February 2015

Welcome to the website of the Newark Street Community Garden Association (NSCGA).  Here you can find a history of the garden, a list of the current NSCGA board, photos, and other helpful information.  We are a self-sustaining organic community garden established on city land in 1974 in Newark Street Park in Washington, D.C.

We are eager to get the 2015 season underway! As the weather warms garden friends will be able to meet up.

As of today the wait list is just over 155 names.  Therefore, we are temporarily closing the application. Please check back later in the season for application status.

The spring 2015 meeting will be on Saturday, April 11th at 10:00am in the District Two Police Station on Idaho Ave, and Newark St. NW. Following the meeting we will have the first of our community work days, which are held the second Saturday of each month at 10:00am (April through October).

As we have done during previous growing seasons, we plan to continue to donate produce, such as tomatoes, lettuce, and potatoes, to local food banks. Collections are taken on each community work day. 

The dozens of trees that Casey’s Trees planted several years ago at Newark Street Park are thriving and doing well. These include persimmons, red buckeye, maple, river birch, holly, service berry, pine, ornamental plum, and others tree species. This year we had an especially good crop of peaches, apples, and cherries.

The Newark Street Community Garden Association is grateful to the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation and the Urban Forestry Administration of the D.C. Department of Transportation for their much appreciated support. The University of the District of Columbia’s Cooperative Extension Service maintains a Community Demonstration Plot.

We can be reached by e-mail at newarkstcommunitygarden@gmail.com.

 

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