City Blossoms accomplishes its mission through five programs: Early Growers, School Garden Partners, Youth Entrepreneurship Cooperative, Community Green Spaces, and Training & Resource Development. These programs incorporate free or affordable in-school and out-of-school activities, community engagement opportunities, resources, and coaching to create holistic expressions of the culture and needs of each community through green space.

Community Green Spaces

We create Community Green Spaces to act as hubs for community organizations, schools, businesses, and neighbors to share common, safe, green spaces. The Community Green Spaces are interactive, communal, and children-focused gardens that transform unused and under-used land into green spaces where youth and adults can interact with their natural environment and explore their creativity. At Open Times, participants learn about the environment, urban agriculture, nutritious food, and participate in the creation of public art. We also provide customized field trips for classrooms of all ages.

Check out our calendar for more information about community events and volunteer opportunities. To learn more about Community Green Spaces, email willa@cityblossoms.org.

 
 

Join Us for Open Times

Open Times are scheduled sessions at our Community Green Spaces that include FREE staff-led activities for children, families, neighbors, volunteers, and anyone who wants to drop by. Open Times are a chance for visitors (especially kids) to experience the garden through a variety of activities, such as cooking, art, and maintenance. Anyone who comes to lend a hand is welcome to take home some garden goodies as part of our "you help, you harvest" policy. Open Times occur five days a week between April and November. Open Times are cancelled during inclement weather, including heavy rain or temperatures over 100 degrees. For more information about volunteering, contact info@cityblossoms.org. 


2018 OPEN TIMES SCHEDULE

  Marion Street Intergenerational Garden:   - Tuesday & Thursdays  - 4-6pm  - 1519 Marion St, NW, WDC 20001

Marion Street Intergenerational Garden:

- Tuesday & Thursdays

- 4-6pm

- 1519 Marion St, NW, WDC 20001

   The Farm at Kelly Miller's  Youth Garden   - Wednesdays  - 4-6pm  - 301 49th Street NE, WDC 20019   (behind the middle school)

The Farm at Kelly Miller's Youth Garden

- Wednesdays

- 4-6pm

- 301 49th Street NE, WDC 20019
  (behind the middle school)

  Girard Children’s Community Garden:   - Wednesdays & Fridays  - 4-6pm  - Saturday  - 3-5pm  - 1480 Girard St NW, WDC 20009

Girard Children’s Community Garden:

- Wednesdays & Fridays

- 4-6pm

- Saturday

- 3-5pm

- 1480 Girard St NW, WDC 20009

Events

Join us as we celebrate each season in the garden! From workdays to our Annual Garden Fiesta, we welcome everyone to be creative, have fun, and grow together with our community. Visit our calendar to view upcoming events and learn more about our yearly traditions within these spaces. Interested in creating your own tradition? Contact us about partnering up to host an event at a Community Green Space at info@cityblossoms.org.