NFI Open Day Event Description:
Hey DC peeps! Want to get down and dirty (in a garden), planting, weeding, and harvesting? Curious to learn about growing your own food? Interested in connecting with like-minded enthusiasts? Neighborhood Farm Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to community gardening, will hold its annual open day on June 8th. Join us! You’ll hear about our awesome education programs, learn about our volunteer days, and taste farm-fresh food. Dangerously Delicious Pies, DC’s favorite pastry providers, will whip up delicious offerings of NFI’s produce, and Relay Foods will serve snacks for us to share.
9:00 – 11:00 – Volunteer in our Demonstration Garden. Make sure you bring clothes you
don’t mind getting dirty; we’ll supply the tools and gloves.
11:00 – 1:00 – Garden Education Workshops
“More Bang for your Buck,” presented by Abbie Steiner
“Edible Weeds,” presented by Christina Scheltema
“Nutrition to Heal Chronic Illnesses,” presented by Joseph Gonzales
1:00 – Potluck and Food!
Host: Neighborhood Farm Initiative (http://neighborhoodfarminitiative.org/)
Date: June 8, 2013
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Fort Totten, Mamie D. Lee Garden
Street: 100 Gallatin Street NE
NFI cultivates a resourceful community of adults and teenagers working together to engage in small-scale food production in the Washington, D.C. area. Through hands-on community gardening and education, we aim to broaden access to fresh vegetables for all, regardless of income.