Free workshops and more!
Learn more about this three-day celebration of community, urban gardening, permaculture, and fun - organized by the Permaculture Action Tour and the DC Resiliency Coalition in partnership with the Pushing Through the Pavement - on the facebook invite here.
Sunday, November 9th
9:00am to 4:00pm
"Calling all DC-MD-VA change agents, urban gardeners, permaculturalists, greenies, environmental, community, and sustainability pro-activists, artists and musicians!" On Friday, November 7th, The Polish Ambassador, Mr. Lif, Ayla Nereo, Wildlight, and Liminus will kick things off with an amazing concert at the Howard Theatre in Shaw (tickets for that are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of). During the daytime on Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy two days of free community projects, workshops, and co-creation at Common Good City Farm and Wangari Gardens.
9:00 Tour of Common Good City Farm
10:00 Introduction to Permaculture
11:00 Common Good Projects Group Start
12:00 Solar Cooking Workshop
1:00 Healthy Cooking and Food Preparation
2:00 DC TimeBank Workshop
3:00 Guerilla Seed Bombing
4:00 Stories From the Great March for Climate Action
11:00 Vertical Gardens Workshop
12:00 Introduction to Aquaponics
Wangari Gardens is a 2.7-acre urban garden and park in DC inspired by Wangari Maathai’s legacy and a passion for community engagement and resiliency. Wangari Gardens hosts food garden plots for dozens of local families, a 50 fruit tree forest garden, public vegetable garden, herb garden, medicinal garden, berry garden, strawberry patch, community composting, solar cooking station, outdoor classroom, skills workshops, health and nutritional education, yoga, and DC’s first public hammock!
9:30 Forest Garden Workshop
10:30 Forest Garden Project Introduction
11:00 Forest Garden Work & Lunch
12:00 Solar Cooking
2:00 Composting Workshop
Common Good City Farms
Metro: Shaw - Howard University or take the G2, 70, or 90 bus. If you take the metro, walk north on 7th Street, less than 1 block, turn right at T St and walk 1 block. T Street is interrupted here by Florida Ave, so cross Florida Ave and turn right. Walk less than 1 block, then turn left at 6th Street and immediately turn right to continue on T Street. Walk 2 blocks. Turn left at 4th Street, walk 4 blocks. Turn right at V Street, walk one block. The farm will be on your right.
Corner of Kenyon St & Park Pl NW
Metro: Columbia Heights and walk about ten minutes or take the H2 or H4 bus right to the site