Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sping Has Sprung: Ft. Totten Community Garden

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
Telephone: 202-895-6000
Visitor Information: 202-895-6070
Fax: 202-895-6015

"In springtime, the only pretty ring time
Birds sing, hey ding
A-ding, a-ding
Sweet lovers love the spring--"

As You Like It
William Shakespeare

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great blog! Here's where people can join the group: