The Stoddert Garden

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The Big Day is Here! March 19, 2011

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It’s been a busy week at Stoddert getting ready for the build day today.  And great news! The Glover Park Ace Hardware Store has also pledged to adopt the garden with in kind donations and has already provided lots of materials for the workday today. Thank you ACE!

Here are the details for the day:

Help us build a garden!

Saturday, March 19th

10 am – 4 pm

All are welcome!

This is a good old-fashioned ‘garden raising’ – a community event where our collective effort will build a 4,000 square foot teaching garden for our neighborhood school.  Please come and help!  (Rain date set for Sunday, March 20th)

Here are the tasks we will be doing: Assembling and installing raised beds; Outlining, digging and filling the butterfly garden with compost; Depositing compost into the raised beds; Spreading woodchips in pathways; Double digging the blueberry beds; prepping mounded bed areas, and reseeding grass areas.

Provided: Lunchtime cook-out (provided by Whole Foods); wheelbarrows; construction materials; a sense of community

Bring Your Own: Garden gloves, rakes, trowels, shovels, other handy garden tools (please label!)

Note: we will not be providing childcare, but hope to have some tasks/activities designed for younger children as well (like starting corn seeds in cups to be transplanted later in the season)

To receive direct emails about volunteer opportunities with the garden, contact:

The Stoddert Garden is being spearheaded by non-profit DC Greens, in collaboration with the PTA, teachers and administration of the school.  Funds to build the garden were generated from the 2010 Glover Park-Burleith Farmers’ Market, a Whole Foods 5% Day, and a Building Healthy Communities Home Depot grant. Whole Foods has signed on to ‘adopt’ the garden and will be providing support along with DC Greens into the future.