Thursday, September 22, 2011

Neighborhood Farm Initiative Open House & Pot Luck

  Ahh fresh of the many items that seem to help magnify the gap in the District between the "have's" and the "have not's."  The Field to Fork initiative is an organization that is trying to make a difference locally by helping to teach the trade of urban gradening across our fair city through the Neighborhood Farm Initiative.  Perhaps the bet known example of their  success' lies in our own back yard at the Ft. Totten Demonstration Garden located north west of the Ft. Totten Metro station behind the Mamie D. Lee School.
View NFI Ft Totten Demonstration Garden in a larger map
As a means to sread the word on what they are accomplishing in Ft. Totten and help teach newbies the art of farming, the group holds several open houses and events throughout the year.  Coming up in merely a few weeks is NFI's Open House and Pot Luck.  The event will be held at the Ft. Totten Demonstration Garden
Saturday, October 1 · 9:00am - 1:00pm.
The Release from NFI reads:
"Interested in learning how to garden or interested in seeing an urban garden in DC? We’re celebrating the end of our third growing season, in which more than 200 different volunteers have worked over 1,500 volunteer hours, and still counting! Join us in the morning to get your hands dirty and help with various fall clean-up tasks, or join us in the afternoon for a potluck lunch and garden tours. We’ll be showing what we’ve spent the year doing, congratulating our current volunteers, welcoming newbies, and sharing a meal potluck-style, so please bring a dish to share if you can.
Directions to the Fort Totten garden: To get to the garden from the Fort Totten metro station, turn left (north) and walk up the sidewalk past where the busses stop. Across from the parking lot and after some trees, you'll see a paved path going up over a slight hill on your left (going north), take that path across a field and you'll see us at the top of the hill!
If you Google-map 100 Gallatin Street NE, you'll see the field from the satellite view and the path that connects Gallatin street to the metro stop.
Please contact or visit our website for more info,
Can't wait to see you there! "

Monday, September 19, 2011

SMD 5A Community Meeting

The ANC SMD 5A monthly community meeting will be held  Wenesday September 28th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the lecture Hall of Providence Hospital.  The Meeting Agenda Includes:
· Meet and Greet
· ANC Call to Order – Welcome
· Open Forum – Neighborhood Concerns & Issues
Scheduled to attend as the months guest speaker is current MPD Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier.  Ward 5 Councilmember Harry “Tommy” Thomas, Jr is also scheduled to be in attendance. 

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Providence Hospital – Lecture Hall
1150 Varnum Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
- Meet and Greet
- ANC Call to Order – Welcome
- Open Forum – Neighborhood Concerns & Issues
- Introduction of Guest Speaker
       - MPD Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier
- Councilmember Harry “Tommy” Thomas, Jr.- Ward 5
- Councilmember-At-Large, Vincent Orange (invited)