Join Us at the Wangari Fall Fest November 16th

Come out to the garden on Saturday, November 16, from 2-5 pm, for our annual fall festival.   We aim to celebrate the season, unwind with our neighbors, and spread the word about the gardens.

RSVP here to mark your calendar and get updates.  Please get in touch if you’d like to help with planning or during the festival itself.

We look forward to seeing you on the 16th!


Yoga Canceled 7/21

Sunday morning yoga is canceled this week, Sunday July 21st.  We will pick back up on the 28th.  Stay hydrated!

Work Days at 10 am Starting July 14

Now that it is the hottest time of the year and we have a hose that can fill the cistern twice as fast, gardeners voted overwhelmingly to have a SINGLE work day shift that is from 10AM-12PM each Sunday beginning July 14.

We’re treating this as a trial run — if it turns out that a shorter shift is not enough to keep the cistern full  we’ll need to go back to two 2-hour shifts, or have a single longer shift.  For now, it will be especially important to fill the cistern for as long as possible each work day. Make sure to show up on time and get the hoses set up ASAP so we can start filling. And do not skip filling the cistern on your work dayeven if it is close to full.

This new time will start on July 14.  As always thanks to our gardeners and volunteers for keeping the garden growing!

Sunday Morning Yoga is Back!

Yoga starts this Sunday at Wangari! Join Lauren Scott of Yoga Heights for a fun, friendly, 60-minute flow class at the garden on April 28 at 9am. All levels welcome! No need to sign up – just bring your own mat and arrive a few minutes early. Donations appreciated.

Wangari Gardens will host weekly donation-based yoga classes every Sunday at 9am, from April 28 through September 29.


Build Day and Opening Party March 31, 11 am – 2 pm

Wangari Gardens is opening the 2019 season with a build day and party. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather together and start the season off with a high-energy, fun-filled, event for gardeners and their housemates, neighbors, friends, and families! You’ll also get help rebuilding your plot.

Please RSVP here and stay tuned for additional details.

Plotholders:  If you have time – please go by the garden to find your plot and check its condition.


  • Your family, friends, and neighbors – All are welcome!
  • Hammers and battery operated electric drills you might have at home
  • Any SEEDS you want to share
  • A SNACK to share – we are aiming for low- to zero-waste at the garden so please NO plastic bags, single-use plastic utensils, plates, bowls, or solo cups. Best options are finger-foods in a reusable container.
  • Your own WATER or DRINK – This event is BYOB (Bring your own beverage) in a reusable bottle if you have one!


Garden Plots Available for 2019

Want to grow vegetables but don’t have the yard space?  Wangari Gardens has a number of personal plots available for the 2019 season!  We are located between Kenyon Street, Irving Street, and Park Place NW, and give preference to those who live nearby.  Click here to learn more about our application process and to apply for a plot.

Please contact us if you need Spanish translation in order to participate!


Fall Fest November 3, 2-6 pm

Please join us for a fall festival on November 3 – it’s free and all are welcome!  We’ll have a tour of the public orchard, bake sale, silent auction, and opportunities to learn about how to apply for a plot at the garden.  We’ll also have musical performances from local musicians Thomas and Twin Jude, a special dance performance by Errant Movement, an old time and bluegrass music from the October Sessionsand we’ll close it out with a square dance caller if you want to learn some dance moves.  Come meet your friends and neighbors, have fun, and celebrate fall at the garden!

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First Friday Event Sept. 7th!

We’re excited to be collaborating with Georgia Avenue Thrive, Errant Movement, Ruby Scoops, and more for a Park View First Friday event at Wangari Gardens on September 7, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm.

First Friday is a time for Park View community members to come out and get to know area businesses and nonprofits. We will be offering tours of the garden, art, live music, dancers, drumming, and ice cream.  We look forward to seeing you there — RSVP now on the Georgia Avenue Thrive Facebook event page!

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Wangari Gardens Build Day April 8

Come out to Wangari Gardens Build Day on April 8 from 10 am to 1 pm and help us rebuild the garden beds. We have more than 60 beds that need to be totally rebuilt before people can plant their gardens.  Our strategy is Build One Plus Your Own.

Live Music By the October Sessions starts at noon!

Help us spread the word among your neighbors, friends, networks.  We will need a lot of drills, so please bring one if you have one (with a full battery), or bring a snack to share after we work.  And please fill out this quick survey to let us know you’ll be there!




Plots Available

We have a few private raised beds available at the garden for spring planting. Neighbors are invited to apply now as plots are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to long term neighborhood residents, those with disabilities, and low income individuals.

If you would like to apply please fill out this simple form.

The garden plots are approximately 8×3’ raised beds filled with high quality soil, perfect for growing tomatoes, peppers, or any other vegetable you like!