Community Gardens

As high-rises replace rowhouses, cultivating food and other plants outdoors can feel daunting in DC’s bustling urban spaces. Fortunately, it’s still possible to cultivate your own garden by joining or participating in a community garden, where you can rent a plot or help maintain other outdoor spaces. The list below will you easily identify community garden spaces and organizations that support local community gardens in or near your neighborhood.

13th Street Community Garden

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A Capitol Hill Garden community garden. (Long waiting list)

13th Street Community Garden

Arlington County Community Gardeners Program

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The county currently has seven gardens. These gardens are run on a daily basis by the individual associations with their own set of bylaws — although County rules and regulations must be observed.

Arlington County Community Gardeners Program

Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) Garden

Friends of the Soldiers Home is a 501 (c)(3) organization serving to strengthen the bond between the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington and the surrounding community. Friends volunteers have an opportunity to garden plots of their own in exchange for assisting resident gardeners with their plots.

Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) Garden

Beet Street Gardens

Beet Street Gardens purpose is to cultivate community gardens at social service organizations working with marginalized adults, teens and their families with a two fold purpose: to address economic and social divisions associated with limited access to nutritious food, safe outdoor space, and recreational and skill building opportunities; and to reduce the barriers of marginalized people to participate in community gardening, the local and organic food movements, and the green economy

Beet Street Gardens

Benning Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Benning Community Garden

Blair Road Community Garden

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National Park Service Community Garden

Blair Road Community Garden

Bruce Monroe Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Bruce Monroe Community Garden

Columbia Heights Green

We are a community-based urban farm. We grow and harvest together. All are welcome! Join us every Saturday from 10am-2pm. We have two large beds and a hoop-house where we grow veggies communally. Everyone shares in the work and the harvest. This year, we have been so productive that we do a weekly food donation to Martha’s Kitchen.

Columbia Heights Green

Dix St Garden (SoilFul Gardens)

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DC Parks and Rec Communal Garden

Dix St Garden (SoilFul Gardens)

Douglass Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Douglass Community Garden

DPR Community Gardens by Ward

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The Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) works with the community to establish gardens across the District. DPR currently has over 20 community gardens under its jurisdiction. Community Gardens are listed here by Ward, and then alphabetically.

DPR Community Gardens by Ward

DPR Urban Garden Division

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DC Parks and Rec (DPR) Urban Garden Division works with communities across the District to establish urban Ag projects (currently 31 community gardens and 5 non profit production farms) and urban ag support systems such as a urban garden education program offering over a 100 free classes, a citywide critter proof community compost cooperative iniitiative, a garden toolshare, a greenhouse coop, tree planting intiatives and an urban bee program.

DPR Urban Garden Division

DPR Urban Garden Division - Specific Information on Community Gardens

Edgewood Community Gardens

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Edgewood Community Gardens

Emery CommunityGarden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Emery CommunityGarden

Euclid Street Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Euclid Street Community Garden

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc.

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Virginia Cooperative Extension puts university knowledge into the hands of people. Credible experts and educators provide information, education, and tools that farmers, nurseries, and local gardeners can use every day. The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose volunteers provide research-based horticultural information to home gardeners in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc.

Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association, Inc. - Specific Information on Community Gardens

Ferebee Hope Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Ferebee Hope Community Garden

Fort Dupont Community Gardens

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National Park Service Community Garden

Fort Dupont Community Gardens

Fort Greble Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Fort Greble Community Garden

Fort Reno Community Garden

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National Park Service Community Garden

Fort Reno Community Garden

Fort Stanton Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Fort Stanton Community Garden

Fort Stevens Community Garden

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National Park Service Community Garden

Fort Stevens Community Garden

Fort Stevens Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Fort Stevens Community Garden

Friendship Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Friendship Community Garden

Glover Archbold Community Garden

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National Park Service Community Garden

Glover Archbold Community Garden

Green Seed Community Garden

A Capitol Hill Garden community garden.

Green Seed Community Garden

GroW Community Garden

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The GroW Garden offers George Washington Univeristy students and community members a place to learn about native, organic food systems by providing service opportunities in sustainable gardening, food distribution, and community outreach.

GroW Community Garden

Grow It Eat It: Maryland’s Food Gardening Network

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Grow it! Eat it! campaign is a joint venture between The University of Maryland Master Gardener program and the Home and Garden Information Center- to encourage more food gardening in Maryland. Their educational campaign is supported by a Grow it! Eat it! web site and blog. Their mission is to help people improve human and ecological health by growing their own food using sustainable gardening practices.

Grow It Eat It: Maryland’s Food Gardening Network

Grow It Eat It: Maryland’s Food Gardening Network - Specific Information on Community Gardens

Growing Food, Growing Community Intergenerational Gardening Program

Gardens offer great opportunities not only to grow fresh fruits and vegetables, but also to meet your neighbors. This year, Age-Friendly DC, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, the Office of the State Superintendent for Education, and the newly formed DC Food Policy Council are partnering in an effort to connect residents of all ages and abilities who want to garden with spaces and opportunities that need garden assistance from community gardeners that need assistance, home owners that have space to garden and school gardens that are dormant in the summer when schools out.

Growing Food, Growing Community Intergenerational Gardening Program

Hamilton Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Hamilton Community Garden

Harry Thomas Community Gardens

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Harry Thomas Community Gardens

Hill East Community Garden

A Capitol Hill Garden community garden. (Long waiting list)

Hill East Community Garden

Hillcrest Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Hillcrest Community Garden

Hilton Community Garden

A Capitol Hill Garden community garden. (Long waiting list)

Hilton Community Garden

Howard University Community Garden (Halo Green)

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The Howard University Community Garden offers plots for HU students and incubator space for student food entrepreneurs. Additionally, it operates a community composting program.

Howard University Community Garden (Halo Green)

Independence Ave Community Garden

Community Garden.

Independence Ave Community Garden

Kalorama Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Kalorama Community Garden

King’s Court Community Garden

A Capitol Hill Garden community garden. (Long waiting list)

King’s Court Community Garden

Kingman Park-Rosedale Community Garden

A Capitol Hill Garden community garden. (Long waiting list)

Kingman Park-Rosedale Community Garden

Langdon Youth & Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Langdon Youth & Community Garden

Lederer Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Lederer Community Garden

Ledroit Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Ledroit Community Garden

Love Joy Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Love Joy Community Garden

Mamie D. Lee Garden Association

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MDL Garden is one of nine community gardens within Rock Creek Park. The garden is comprised of 1.5 acres divided into over 90-600 square foot plots that are assigned to members of the association for the purpose of growing vegetables for personal use (but not for sale).

Mamie D. Lee Garden Association

Marion Street Intergenerational Garden

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A City Blossom’s intergenerational education garden.

Marion Street Intergenerational Garden

Melvin Hazen Community Garden

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National Park Service Community Garden

Melvin Hazen Community Garden

Montana Community Garden

Community Garden.

Montana Community Garden

Mother Peace Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communal Garden

Mother Peace Garden

Newark Street Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Newark Street Community Garden

Noyes Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Noyes Community Garden

Palisades Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Palisades Community Garden

Peabody Garden Community Garden

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National Park Service Community Garden

Peabody Garden Community Garden

Pomegrante Alley Community Garden

A Capitol Hill Garden community garden. (Long waiting list)

Pomegrante Alley Community Garden

Rock Creek Community Garden

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National Park Service Community Garden

Rock Creek Community Garden

Shipley Community Gardens

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Shipley Community Gardens is a vision of two residents of the Walker House Apartments for seniors and the disabled. Conceived with a desire to grow healthy wholesome fruits and vegetables and build bridges within the community.

Shipley Community Gardens

Southwest Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Southwest Community Garden

Taft Field Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Taft Field Community Garden

Takoma Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Takoma Community Garden

Theodore Hagans Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Theodore Hagans Community Garden

Turkey Thicket Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Turkey Thicket Community Garden

Twin Oaks Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Twin Oaks Community Garden

UDC East Capital Farm

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Temporary UDC urban farm on DOH land to create a reserach farm and community garden.

UDC East Capital Farm

UMD Extension Community Gardens of MD

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Resource for finding, joining, or creating a community garden in Maryland. Hosted by the University of Maryland’s Extension office.

UMD Extension Community Gardens of MD

Upshur Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Upshur Community Garden

Victory Gardens DC

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Victory Gardens is a Urban Farm in Southeast DC. We devote our energy to helping residents of our inner cities by growing organic food, building relationships and providing education. We will provide community education about nutrition & sustainable urban farming.

Victory Gardens DC

Virginia Ave Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

Virginia Ave Community Garden

Wangari Gardens

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Nonprofit DC garden park designed, created, and sustained by the community. Provides public (free) and private (fee) garden plots, education/workshops, tool share, CSA, garden consultations, and more.

Wangari Gardens

Wangari Gardens - Specific Information on Community Gardens

West End Community Garden

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DC Parks and Rec Communtiy Garden

West End Community Garden

Whitehaven Community Garden

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National Park Service Community Garden

Whitehaven Community Garden

Wylie Street Community Garden

16 plot community garden and green space on Wylie st NE.

Wylie Street Community Garden

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