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.

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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.

Bring:

  • 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!

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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!

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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!

Midsummer Meeting Re-Cap

Thanks to everyone for coming out to the midsummer meeting!  We had a great discussion about the garden and ways to make it better.   There are specific ways you can help, listed below.  If you would like to learn more, or volunteer, please email us!

Help plan the Wangari Gardens Fall Festival
Join Marshall and the rest of the fall festival team as they put together a community wide celebration with fun activities, music, and a chance to get together and share our fall harvest!

Be a maintenance team leader
Join the rest of the team leaders to help organize work days, keep the cistern full, and help your team and the garden thrive!

Conservation easement 
Wangari gardens currently has no ownership over the land, however there is a process whereby the nonprofit Casey Trees acquires a conservation easement on our behalf.  This would secure the future of the garden and ensure no development could displace it.  We are seeking a group of people to pursue this easement

Grant writer
There are a bunch of great grants out there that may benefit wangari, including paying for a rain capturing cistern system.  We need people to work on these grants.

Join the 501(c)(3) board 
Wangari is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and we have a board with vacancies.  Serving on the board requires meeting a few times a year and voting occasionally– but if you would like to take on a more active role as a board member that is an option as well.

Enforcer!
We talked about having a team to follow up with gardeners who hadn’t been attending their team’s work days, or who was not maintaining their plot.  If you would like this enforcer role it would take some pressure off of the team leaders.