We are City Blossoms

a non-profit organization working out of the Washington D.C. area dedicated to kid-driven, community engaging, creative green spaces.

City Blossoms began nine years ago as a volunteer project and has since evolved into a year-round program that includes consulting, curriculum development (with consideration for learning standards), and regular on-site workshops. To date, City Blossoms has worked with over 3000 children and youth in various gardening projects.


City Blossoms has designed a unique method of developing and managing robust green spaces where children and youth are engaged as the main cultivators. We specialize in an art-based, hands-on approach that emphasizes the strengths and unique qualities of each learning center. All City Blossoms projects are organic and designed to work with the local environment and community needs. We look forward to bringing City Blossoms to schools and learning centers all around the area and increasing children and youth awareness about caring for the environment and themselves.

We are City Blossoms

a non-profit organization working out of the Washington D.C. area dedicated to kid-driven, community engaging, creative green spaces.

City Blossoms began nine years ago as a volunteer project and has since evolved into a year-round program that includes consulting, curriculum development (with consideration for learning standards), and regular on-site workshops. To date, City Blossoms has worked with over 3000 children and youth in various gardening projects.


City Blossoms has designed a unique method of developing and managing robust green spaces where children and youth are engaged as the main cultivators. We specialize in an art-based, hands-on approach that emphasizes the strengths and unique qualities of each learning center. All City Blossoms projects are organic and designed to work with the local environment and community needs. We look forward to bringing City Blossoms to schools and learning centers all around the area and increasing children and youth awareness about caring for the environment and themselves.

What's New?

Nature Works Everywhere

For the last two years The Nature Conversancy has invited City Blossoms as a partner in their new project Nature Works Everywhere. To date over 20 pollinator-friendly green spaces have been built in Washington & Baltimore. This summer Nature Works Everywhere will include an online design and measurement tool to help middle schools throughout the country. Until then, check out the first of a series of educational videos, starring the Marion Street Intergenerational Garden.

Spring Workdays Coming Up

It’s almost that time of year again to get the Community Green Spaces ready for Spring and a new season of Open Times. Itching to get outside? Come join us for a morning of getting hands dirty, digging, and planting.

Girard Children’s Community Garden: SATURDAY MARCH 29TH, 10AM-1PM
(in playground by 15th & Girard Sts, NW WDC 20009, near Columbia Heights Metro)

Marion Street Intergenerational Garden: SATURDAY APRIL 5TH, 10AM-1PM
(located on 1519 Marion St, NW WDC 20001, near Shaw/Howard Metro)

Can’t make either of these workdays but still want to get involved? Email us at info@cityblossoms.org or visit our Volunteer page for more information.

Our First Harvest: A Bilingual Garden-Based Early Childhood Curriculum

The wait is now over! After years of teaching children ages 3-5 City Blossoms has published Our First Harvest/Nuestra Primera Cosechaa bilingual year-round curriculum consisting of 30 garden-related lessons plus all kinds of resources and helpful hints. Lessons align with typical educational standards and investigate subjects including:

* Observing plant life cycles
* Learning about insects and their roles in a garden
* Creating nature-inspired artwork
* Making garden-inspired recipes

Fun and playful, this book is designed to work for learning centers just starting to explore gardening to schools with established green spaces. Click here to purchase this and other publications. For more information, please email rebecca@cityblossoms.org.

Thinking of starting a school garden, click here to visit our “Educators” page and download our How to Start a School Garden Toolkit.

City Blossoms has been chosen by the Catalogue for Philanthropy as part of the class of 2013-2014!

PrintWe are proud to announce that City Blossoms has been selected to be featured in the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington 2013-14 Catalogue. A panel of over 100 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, and peer non-profit organizations decided to choose City Blossoms to be one of the 73 outstanding nonprofits to be featured in print this year. Now in its eleventh year, the Catalogue’s mission is to connect caring citizens and funders with worthy community causes. We are honored to receive this stamp of approval that tells donors they can invest with confidence. Click HERE to learn more about the Catalogue of Philanthropy.