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Dear PoP – Seeking public garden space

by Prince Of Petworth May 3, 2010 at 2:30 pm 9 Comments


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“Dear PoP,

i live in a second floor condo in mt. pleasant….and would love to have a garden. even just a little space to grow tomatoes.

i’ve asked around a bit, but no one seems to know of any unused yard area in the mt. pleasant/columbia heights area that could possibly be adapted for a community garden. i would be willing to rent some space for a reasonable fee.

there must be others around who would like to do the same…any ideas?”

Back in January 2009 I posted about a great group called Sharing Backyards. I think this might be just what you’re looking for. Does anyone have any other recs for a community garden? I’ll gladly repost the info from Sharing Backyards:

“One of the biggest challenges facing urban gardeners is access to land. It’s hard to garden in an apartment, but most of the community gardens in the city have years-long waitlists. So what’s a would-be gardener to do?

Sharing Backyards was created to address that need! The website encourages urban gardening by connecting people who have space to garden and are willing to share with people who would like to have a gardening space. Whether you’re an apartment dweller in search of some good earth or a property-owner with land to share, this site’s for you.

The DC chapter of Sharing Backyards is brand new, and we hope you all will take a minute to visit the website. Go to http://dc.sharingbackyards.com to add your listing to the city map and help us get the project off the ground.”

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