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Community Harvest 

Photo of Riverside Farmers Market 

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 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.

Apply for assistance to support your community greening and agriculture.   For more information, call 202-GO-2-PARK.

Additional Community Harvest Resources