Consistent with guidance issued by Mayor Bowser on Monday, March 30, 2020, Newark Street Community Garden is open at this time for gardening with, of course, the appropriate restrictions necessary: social distancing, using disinfectant (please bring your own) on all commonly used surfaces and shared tools, plus diligent hand-washing before and after trips to the garden. Please use the garden at your own discretion. There will be no organized workdays during this time period. Monitoring of garden plots will resume on June 15th — after having been suspended since late March.updated 5/29/20
The Newark Street Community Garden, a four-acre site at 39th and Newark Streets NW, consists of 220 garden plots maintained by DC residents.
NSCGA is an organic community garden. Recently, the garden has been the site of an attempt to colonize honeybees, first by the Urban Forestry Administration of the DC Department of Transportation and most recently by the DC Beekeepers Alliance. In addition to the regular garden-wide compost bins, a new effort has gotten underway in recent years to also develop a veggie compost area.
As a backdrop to all of our efforts is the Washington National Cathedral and we often enjoy the Cathedral chimes as we garden. The picnic and garden area in the valley between the upper and lower garden area and the natural scenery make this spot a wonderfully peaceful oasis in an oft-times turbulent city. Learn more about our history here.