Friday, November 8, 2013

PAST: Celebrate DC Climate Week with The Polish Ambassador's Permaculture Action Tour! DC Urban Resiliency Weekend of Free Workshops and Community events at Common Good City Farm and at Wangari Gardens in DC this SAT, Nov 8th from 9:00am - 5:00pm and SUN, Nov 8th from 9:00am - 4:00pm, Free

The Polish Ambassador's Permaculture Action Tour! DC Urban Resiliency Weekend
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.

Saturday, November 8th
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 9th 
10:00am to 2:00pm

Wangari Gardens
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.

The weekend’s events will be closing out DC Climate Week (November 1-7), including the final leg of the Great March for Climate Action, which has been marching across the country from Los Angeles, to the NYC Climate March, and will ending it’s tour here in DC. In addition to the community learning projects people can work on, there will also be a bunch of free events and workshops! See list below.
Potluck contributions and all acoustic instruments welcome. 

Common Good City Farm's (CGCF) mission is to grow food, educate, and help low-income DC community members meet their food needs, and to serve as a replicable model of a community-based urban food system.  In 2013, Common Good City Farm provided over 5,200 pounds of fresh vegetables to low-income DC families. Common Good will start the weekend off with a brief opening ceremony, a tour of the farm, and a Q&A. "We’ll then dive straight into the learning projects and begin preparing the winter beds, planting cover crops, and painting creative signage. During the projects we’ll be discussing permaculture and urban farming principles, and how they’re being applied, so as to make sure that this is a skills building learning opportunity for everyone."

Saturday  at Common Good City Farm
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

10:00 Welcome, Mini-tour, and Project Group Start
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!

Help plant a Food Forest on Sunday at  at Wangari Gardens! This will be a living orchard eco-system that is not only self-sustaining, but resilient and regenerative. Learn about using companion plants such as nitrogen fixers and biodynamic accumulators, and pollination plants, to attract and feed a diverse array of insect pollinators, as well as using “green manure” crops. Designing the food forest in this way ensures that every plant has a purpose and contributes to a living and dynamic ecosystem.

Sunday at Wangari Gardens
9:00 Tour
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
Corner of V St & Oakdale Pl NW
on V St between 2nd St & 4th St, north of Elm St
at the former site of Gage-Eckington Elementary School
Use this address: 334 V St NW if using Google Maps or GPS
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.

Wangari Gardens
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

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