Wangari Maathai Gardens

Location: Between Kenyon Street, Irving Street, and Park Place NW. Washing, DC

“Wangari Gardens was established in 2012 by Josh Singer and a community of neighbors and volunteers with the goal of being more than a typical community garden. In exchange for the space to grow food, each plot holder at Wangari helps support community programs such as public gardens harvested by the local community, educational programming, and community development projects. Wangari Gardens seeks to create a sustainable and inclusive community of local gardeners and volunteers, dedicated to promoting community enrichment to the surrounding community.” Wangari Maathai Gardens

Photo Credit: Africa Access, 2/18/20


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