October 18, 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. Any DC resident is eligible to join.

Our bi-annual Spring and Fall general membership meetings take place each April and October in the District Two Police Station on Idaho Avenue and Newark Street, NW. Meeting dates are announced to the membership. Every second Saturday of the month from April to October we hold our community work days, which consist of two hours of accomplishing tasks around the garden such as turning the compost, cleaning the sheds, and weeding the beautification areas. All members are encouraged to attend and participate.

As we have done during previous growing seasons, during the summer work days we collect produce, such as tomatoes, lettuce, and potatoes, for donation 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. The Urban Forestry Administration also maintains several honey bee hives at the edge of the community garden at Newark Park.

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