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.
Check out or new promo video made by the fantastic Stone Soup Films. This mini-film gives a glimpse into Rebecca & Lola’s inspirations and City Blossoms’ awesome work. Click on the video to play.
Want to join in the fun?! We are currently looking for volunteer groups to help City Blossoms and its partner sites/schools get over 16 gardens ready for Fall and Winter. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The wait is now over! After years of teaching children ages 3-5 City Blossoms has published Our First Harvest/Nuestra Primera Cosecha, a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We 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.
Open Times are scheduled sessions that include FREE staff-led activities for children, families, volunteers and anyone who wants to drop by! Open Times will stop during winter months and will start up again in April. We expect to continue with the same schedule this coming spring. If you are interested in visiting, volunteering or partnering in 2013 please contact email@example.com
Girard Children’s Community Garden:
(in playground by 15th & Girard Sts, NW WDC 20009, near Columbia Heights Metro)
Wednesdays 4-6pm (Recipe-Making)
Fridays 4-6pm (Market Stand)
Marion Street Intergenerational Garden:
(located on 1519 Marion St, NW WDC 20001, near Shaw/Howard Metro)
Tuesdays 5-7pm (Art Activities)
Thursdays 5-7pm (Recipe-Making)
Group Visits & Field Trips: Want to schedule a group visit (for any ages)? Email us and we will be happy to share volunteering and workshop opportunities in either of the Community Green Spaces. Contact Lola Bloom for more information firstname.lastname@example.org)