Parks & People continues to expand its Community Harvest program to reconnect under-served people with land, food, jobs, and justice.
The centerpiece of the Community Harvest program is community partnership awards of mini-grants, land reclamation, planning and design, trees, seeds, tools, technical assistance, job training, volunteer support, fiscal sponsorship, and advocacy for community greening efforts. Community Harvest assistance supports a wide range of gardens and greening in under-served communities, advancing nutritious local food sources, sustainable permaculture, native habitat reclamation and reforestation, and lasting community empowerment in public space revitalization.
Community Harvest also includes a model community garden in Columbia Heights; a community greening and garden center; job training and classes in arboriculture, agriculture, nutrition, healthy cooking, and fitness; and new forest gardens in multiple sites across the city.
Visit our list of Farmers Markets in DC, Virginia, and Maryland to find a Farmers Market near you, including information on Parks & People's Riverside Farmers Market, pictured above in 2002, when it displaced an entrenched heroin market.
Preparing for 2012
Apply for a grant to fund your community greening projects and park maintenance efforts in Washington, D.C. Formore information, call 202-GO-2-PARK.
Additional Community Harvest Resources