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This is an extensive, though always changing, list of garden services that will be updated as frequently as possible to include current and available services and supplies. Please see other DC gardening resources for garden supplies & tools, assistance & grants, and networks & gardens. Happy gardening, DC! (Last Updated May 23, 2013)

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Green Workshops and Classes
School Garden and Educational Services Partners
Gardening Volunteer Experience
DC Gardening Films and Other Media
Garden Webinars

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Green Workshops and Classes

Washington Youth Garden: Garden and fruit tree pruning workshops.

Casey Trees: Offers a variety of different free tree related classes and tours throughout the year.

Accokeek Foundation

Eco City Farms

Neighborhood Farm Initiative

UDC Master Gardener

DC Greens Growing Garden Teachers Workshops

Knowledge Commons DC

Common Good City Farm

Old City Green

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School Garden and Educational Services Partners

DC Greens

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

DC Schoolyard Greening

FoodCorps

Kids Gardening

Office of the State Superintended of Education School Garden Program

Casey Trees: Provides free fruit, shade, and ornamental trees for schools along with planting and technical assistance. Casey Trees will work with each school to organize a planting event with students.

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Gardening Volunteer Experience

Washington Youth Garden: Every Tuesday and Saturday.

Bread For the City

City Blossoms

Walker Jones Garden

Contact DC extension agent Sandy Farber at sfarber@udc.edu for a list of DC garden volunteer activities.

DC Schoolyard Greening

Neighborhood Farm Initiative: Every Wednesday and Saturday

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DC Gardening Films and Other Media

A Community of Gardeners by Cintia Cabib – Explores a vital role of seven community gardens in Washington, DC as sources of fresh, nutritious food, outdoor classrooms, places of healing, links to immigrants’ homelands, centers of social interaction and oases of beauty and calm in inner‐city neighborhoods. The documentary also traces the history of community gardens in the United States, from the potato patch farms of the late 19th century to the victory gardens of World War II, to community gardening’s current renaissance.

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Garden Webinars

USDA People’s Garden

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Special Note

This DC Garden Survey is a constant work in process that will never be fully done. Please help us make it as useful as possible by emailing us at wangarigardens@gmail.com with new resources, corrections on old resources, and any other feedback and suggestions. Thanks for your time.

–Josh Singer