Our community gardens provide growing space for fresh fruits and vegetables in Wards 6, 7, and 8. These growing spaces have brought together over 500 community volunteers and 20 summer employment program youth in the building and maintaining of new gardens in their neighborhoods. DOL’s Organic Garden at Blind Whino, established in 2013, serves as a community learning space, social enterprise hub, and healthy food growing space.
In the fall of 2017, DOL will complete The Farm at Kelly Miller Middle School, the largest public-private urban agriculture project of its kind in the District. The farm will be located on a 2-acre parcel of land managed by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and managed in partnership with community-based and nonprofit partners, including Hustlerz 2 Harvesters, City Blossoms, Beet Street Gardens, DC Central Kitchen, and Compost Cab.