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Communal Farms

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.  Additional traits are listed below

  • Managed by DPR staff as production farms. 
  • Community members can come during open farm hours, hosted by DPR staff and/or trained community leaders, to either volunteer, learn about farming, or harvest food.
  • There will be weekly produce giveaways for community members and local food pantries as well as community events throughout the year.

Communal Farm Open hours

Volunteer, Learn, Harvest

Lederer Gardens
Every Monday and Wednesday 10-2pm
4801 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE (Ward 7)
Street parking on Nannie Helen Burroughs next to farm

Check out the video of all the work we did this Spring to Revamp Lederer Gardens

Edgewood Rooftop Farm
Tuesday and Thursday 10-2pm
300 Evarts St NE (Ward 5)
Street parking along Evarts st (South side) and Franklin st NE (North Side)  Find stairs inside park that lead to farm.  Don’t need to go inside Rec center.

Check out this video about the Edgewood Rooftop Farm

Questions about DPR Communal Farms or want to receive updates on volunteering, veggie giveaways, etc.?

[email protected]

 

 

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Partner Urban Farms

A DPR Partner Urban Farm is an urban agriculture site that is located on DPR property but is managed and programed by a DPR partner. These partners are all 501c3 organizations that focus on offering gardening and nutrition programs while increasing access to healthy and affordable food to DC communities. These sites are designed to be more production style farms than community gardens with personal plots, but are great places to volunteer to learn more about urban agriculture.

If you’re interested in volunteering or want to inquire about programs please review the list below.

Ward 1

- Girard Street Gardens | Girard and 15th Street, NW |
[email protected] | cityblossoms.org

- Common Good City Farm | V Street, NW between 2nd & 4th Street, NW |
[email protected] | commongoodcityfarm.org

Ward 7

- Marvin Gaye Greening Center | Lowrie Place and Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE |
[email protected] | www.washingtonparks.net

- Fort Dupont Urban Farm | 3779 Ely Place, SE |
[email protected] | www.dcurbangreens.org

- Kelly Miller Farm | 4900 Brooks Street, NE |
[email protected] | dreamingoutloud.org

Ward 8

- Fort Stanton Urban Farm | 1812 Erie Street, SE |
[email protected] | dreamingoutloud.org

- The Well at Oxon Run (Coming Soon - Preview Plans) | 300 Valley Avenue SE

[email protected] | www.dcgreens.org

 

To learn more about the urban partner farm program or if you’re a 501c3 non profit wishing to inquire about establishing a new urban partner farm on a DPR site please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

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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.