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Community Garden

Community Gardens is an urban agriculture program available at multiple DPR locations within the district. These lots, that are maintained thanks to a dual effort by DPR staff and D.C. citizens, are key in the fight against food & fesh produce deserts. They also serve as a great outdoor space for productive recreation for anyone with a green thumb.

All of DPR community gardens are managed by a garden group of volunteers . To get a garden plot look for the nearest garden on the links below. The contact info of each garden should be listed. Send the garden an email asking to be put on a waiting list for a garden plot.

PLEASE DO NOT PLANT OR HARVEST IN A GARDEN PLOT WITHOUT PERMISSION

Use the interactive map below to find a community garden in your area that you can get involved in.
And if you're looking to sign up or learn more click here for a list of frequently asked questions.

 

 

DPR Community Gardens By Ward

Ward 1
 - Bruce Monroe Garden |  3000 Georgia Avenue, NW |  214 plots
        Garden Manager - [email protected]
        DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

 - Euclid Street Garden | 14th & Euclid Streets, NW | 40 plots
        Garden Manager - [email protected]
        DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

 - Kalorama Garden | Kalorama & Columbia Roads, NW | 19 plots
       Garden Manager - [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

  - LeDroit Park Community Garden | 3rd & V Streets, NW | 56 plots
       Garden Manager -  [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

Ward 2
  - West End
Garden | 25th & N Streets, NW | 20 plots
       Garden Manager - [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

Ward 3   
  - Friendship Garden | 45th & Van Ness Streets, NW | 50 plots
       Garden Manager - [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

 - Newark Street Garden | 39th & Newark Streets, NW | 220 plots
       Garden Manager - [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - RonDell, [email protected]
       Website - www.newarkstcommunitygarden.org

 - Palisades Garden | 5200 Sherrier Place, NW | 20 plots
       Garden Manager -  [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

- Hardy Community Garden | 4500 Q St NW | 22 plots
       Garden Manager -  [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]


Ward 4
 - Emery Garden
| 9th Street & Missouri Avenue, NW | 40 plots
       Garden Manager - [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

 - Fort Stevens Garden | 1327 Van Buren Street, NW | 9 plots
       Garden Manager - [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

 - Hamilton Garden | 1340 Hamilton Street, NW | 8 plots
       Garden Manager - [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

 - Takoma Garden | 300 Van Buren Street, NW | 11 plots
       Garden Manager -  [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

 - Twin Oaks Garden | 14th & Taylor Street, NW | 62 plots
        Garden Manager -  [email protected]
        DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

 - Upshur Garden | 14th Street & Upshur Street, NW | 40 plots
        Garden Manager -  [email protected]
        DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]


Ward 5
  - Arboretum Youth Garden | 2412 Rand Place, NE | Individual and program plots may vary
         Garden Manager - [email protected]
         DPR Point of Contact - Kehmari, [email protected]

  - Harry Thomas Gardens | 1743 Lincoln Road, NE | 16 plots
         Garden Manager - [email protected]
         DPR Point of Contact - RonDell, [email protected]

  - Langdon Youth & Community Garden | Franklin & Mills Avenue, NE | 22 plots
         Garden Manager -  [email protected]
         DPR Point of Contact - Kehmari, [email protected]

  - Noyes Gardens | 10th & Franklin Streets, NE | 7 plots
         Garden Manager - [email protected]
         DPR Point of Contact - RonDell, [email protected]

  - Taft Field Garden  1800 Perry Street, NE | 10 plots
         Garden Manager -  [email protected]
         DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

  - Theodore Hagans Garden | 3201 Fort Lincoln Drive, NE | Senior Garden - No individual plots
         Garden Manager - [email protected]
         DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

  - Turkey Thicket Gardens | 1100 Michigan Avenue, NE | 15 plots
        Garden Manager - [email protected]
        DPR Point of Contact - Kehmari, [email protected]


Ward 6
  - Lovejoy Garden
| 12th & E Streets, NE | 18 plots
        Garden Manager -  [email protected]
        DPR Point of Contact - RonDell, [email protected]

  - Southwest Garden | K Street & Delaware Avenue, SW | 32 plots
        Garden Manager -  [email protected]
        DPR Point of Contact - RonDell, [email protected]

- Virginia Ave Garden | 1098 9th St SE | 80 plots
        Garden Manager - [email protected]
        DPR Point of Contact - RonDell, [email protected]


Ward 7
  - Woody Ward Garden
| Fable Street & Southern Avenue, SE | 16 plots
        Garden Manager - [email protected]

  - Hillcrest Garden | 3100 Denver Street, SE | 14 plots
       Garden Manager -  [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Kehmari, [email protected]

  - Lederer Garden | 4801 Nannie H. Burroughs Avenue, NE | 40 plots
       Garden Manager -  [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Josh, [email protected]

 - Soilful City Garden | 53rd & Dix Street, NE | No individual plots
       Garden Manager - [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Kehmari, [email protected]

- Marvin Gaye Community Gardens | 15 61st Street, NE | 24 plots
       Garden Manager - [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Kehmari, [email protected]


Ward 8
  - Douglass Garden |
1898 Stanton Terrace, SE | 9 plots
       Garden Manager -  f[email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Kehmari, [email protected]

  - Ferebee Hope Community Garden | 3999 8th Street, SE | 11 plots
       Garden Manager -  [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Kehmari, [email protected]

  - Fort Greble Garden | Martin Luther King Jr. & Elmira Street, SW | 9 plots
       Garden Manager -  [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact - Kehmari, [email protected]

  - Fort Stanton Community Garden | 1812 Erie Street, SE | 9 plots
       Garden Manager - [email protected]
       DPR Point of Contact -  Kehmari, [email protected]

 

Gardens Opportunities for People on Wait Lists

Sometimes it can take a while before you get a garden plot.  In the meantime check out the below options

 

  1. Join the DPR/OSSE Shared Roots program
    • An OSSE/DPR partnership program that matches people with garden sites that needs gardeners (unused school gardens during summer, community gardeners that need help due to a mobility issue, or unused home gardens) with gardeners looking for a place to garden. More info at the link.
  2. Volunteer at a DPR Communal Farm
    • DPR Communal Farms are urban Ag sites that are organized as communal production farms, managed by DPR staff and community volunteers, with the purpose of providing various ways for community members to receive free food, volunteer, and participate in hands on educational opportunities.  Communal farms can produce more food than community gardens but are more communal than partner urban farms. More info at this link.
  3. Volunteer at a DPR Partner Urban Farm
    • DC Parks and rec (DPR) has 7 partner urban farms throughout the city that are managed by non-profits in coordination with DPR and focus on either garden education and/or local food production. Most of these sites have volunteer hours and opportunities. To learn more visit this link for contact info for each partner at each site.
  4. Explore non DPR urban gardens/ farms at DUG Network resource website
    • Outside of DPR gardens and farms there are dozens more urban Ag sites throughout the city. Explore these sites and other urban Ag resources at this link
  5. Join the DUG Network newsletter
    • Join a monthly newsletter that highlights new garden opportunities, workshops, programs, volunteer opportunities, job openings, grants, and garden tips. See past newsletters and sign up for future newsletters at this link.

 

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Want to Receive Monthly Updates for DPR Programs?
DPR's Urban Garden Division partners with the DUG Network to do a semi-monthly (twice a month around the 1st and 15th) newsletter that highlights all DPR programs and registration openings along with other urban Ag, food security and environmental programs, workshops, job openings, grants, tips, etc, in greater DC. To view past newsletters or to sign up for future newsletters please visit this link or email [email protected]

The DUG Network website also has a searchable database of over 500 organizations working in DC in urban Ag, food security, and environmental programs along with many other resources.

Need Assistance?
I
f you need assistance DPR has three Community Garden Specialists to help. 
[email protected] (202) 262-2138
[email protected] (202) 809-7475
[email protected]