Finally signs that spring is really here! Although Meteorological Spring has already come (March 1 was the Spring Equinox), this is the first day to truly feel like spring in the DC area. Another surefire way of knowing it is Spring is the arrival of busy Gardeners at the Ft.Totten Community Garden. Located just behind the Mamie D. Lee School and the Ft. Totten Metro Station, the large unfenced parcel of land is busily being worked by local green thumbs. Already sprouts and plant shoots can be seen penetrating the dark soil, and in only a few months time will bare the fruits (or vegetables) of their labor. With a community shed, tools for use, access to water and larger than normal city garden plots it is truely a hidden treasure. Since the land resides inside the Ft. Totten Civil War Defense National Park, it is administered by the National Parks Service. Inquiries about obtaining a plot should be directed to :
Rock Creek Park
3545 Williamsburg Lane N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20015
Visitor Information: 202-895-6070
"In springtime, the only pretty ring time
Birds sing, hey ding
Sweet lovers love the spring--"
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