April 2, 2014

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.

After a long and snowy winter we are eager to get the 2014 season underway! As the weather warms garden friends will be able to meet up, as we welcome more that 20 new members.

As of today the wait list is just over 80 names.  To apply for a garden plot, visit the Application page. We welcome all interested parties to attend out community work days, held the second Saturday of each month at 10:00am (April through October). Before the April workday the garden community will hold its annual spring meeting in the community room at the District Two Police Station on Idaho Ave.

The University of the District of Columbia’s Cooperative Extension Service maintains a Community Demonstration Plot and brings foreign delegations to visit the community garden.

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.

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.

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

 

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