Groups & Clubs (Garden)

There are so many exciting opportunities to connect and network with others in DC! Check out the groups below for opportunities to plug into the gardening and urban agriculture scene.

Bowie-Upper Marlboro Beekeepers Association (Bumba)

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Bowie-Upper Marlboro Beekeepers Association (Bumba) helps to support be keeping in a variety of different programs including a short course.

Bowie-Upper Marlboro Beekeepers Association (Bumba)

Capitol Hill Garden Club

The Capitol Hill Garden Club is a non-profit that brings together Washington area people interested in gardening, landscaping and the environment.

Capitol Hill Garden Club

Chesapeake CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training)

Founded in 2010 by a few local farmers, Chesapeake CRAFT brings together the community of new and aspiring farmers in Northern Virginia and Maryland for farm tours and potlucks throughout the growing season. These simple gatherings are fun, informative, and build networking amongst the farming community.

Chesapeake CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training)

Chesepeake Permaculture Alliance

Closed Permaculture facebook group in the Cheseapeake area. Must request permission to join group.

Creative Community Builders, LLC

Creative Community Builders is a Civic & Social organization facilitating community engagement and creative strategic planning. We are rooted in supporting the development of sustainable communities through creative relationship building and mindful resource connections. We aim to build a network of communities that co-create thriving, sustainable support systems through community-led initiatives, sustainable practices and intentional community building practices.

Creative Community Builders, LLC

DC Master Gardeners (UDC)

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DC Master Gardeners is a volunteer program affiliated with land-grant universities. Volunteers utilize research-based information to educate the public on best practices in horticulture and environmental stewardship. The program provides interested individuals with extensive training in topics such as plant pathology, entomology, urban soils, and plant propagation and pruning.

DC Master Gardeners (UDC)

DC Schoolyard Greening Listserv

DC Schoolyard Greening, a program of the DC Environmental Education Consortium, is a group of nonprofit organizations, government agencies, teachers, and concerned individuals interested in improving green spaces at schools and expanding the outdoor educational opportunities for Washington, D.C. students.

DC Schoolyard Greening Listserv

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.

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Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild

Our purpose is to preserve and promote the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, Washington, DC, in keeping with the Franciscan tradition.

Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild

Friends of the National Arboretum (FoNA)

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FONA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization with the mission to preserve and enhance the U.S. National Arboretum. We work to provide valuable financial and volunteer support, especially for Arboretum internship programs, maintenance of the gardens and collections, The Washington Youth Garden and many other projects.

Friends of the National Arboretum (FoNA)

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Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (CASA)

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Future Harvest CASA’s mission is to provide education, networking, and advocacy to help build a sustainable Chesapeake foodshed, where food flows from farm and fishery to table in ways that strengthen farming and the regional food economy; protect our land, water, and air; and provide healthy, nutritious food that sustains the region’s communities and cities.

Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture (CASA)

Georgetown Garden Club

The Georgetown Garden Club works hard to beautify the City of Georgetown through many projects and sponsorships. The Club maintains containers on the Harborwalk, at Morningside Assisted Living, Miss Ruby’s Kids. We also maintain the gardens at the Stewart Parker House.

Georgetown Garden Club

Good Soil Events

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GoodSoil Events is an events + media platform that celebrates and promotes healthy food, sustainable agriculture, and advocates healthy soil through food-focused experiences. One of their main programs is Food Talks which records people’s “food story” who are working to improve local food systems.

Good Soil Events

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

Harvest Collective

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The Harvest Collective is a grassroots movement dedicated to creating edible ecosystems and providing permaculture education programs that are empowering homeowners, students, and volunteers to develop a deeper connection with their food, health, community, and habitat.

Maryland Master Gardener Program

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The Maryland Master Gardener Program, a volunteer education program taught and administered by University of Maryland Extension (UME), puts research-based knowledge and environmental power into the hands of people who want to create sustainable gardens and landscapes, and protect and improve natural resources.

Maryland Master Gardener Program

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

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Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (MGNV) is an organization of volunteers who work with the staff of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) to encourage and promote environmentally sound gardening practices.

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia

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Montgomery County Beekeepers Association

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The Montgomery County Beekeepers Association (MCBA) of Maryland supports beekeeping through a varitey of programs such as beekeeping classes for beginners every spring, mentor beekeepers and a monthly newsletter called The Honey Pot.

Montgomery County Beekeepers Association

Montgomery County Master Gardeners

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Master Gardeners are trained volunteers of the University of Maryland Extension, who are dedicated to helping the citizens of Montgomery County, Maryland.

Montgomery County Master Gardeners

MY GROW CONNECT

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My Grow Connect is the perfect blend of online social networking, modern bartering and traditional agriculture. Each user can swap by requesting or offering neighbors space to grow, fresh compost, produce and other resources.

MY GROW CONNECT

Mycological Association of Washington, DC

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We’re a club of amateur and professional mycologists near Washington, D.C., who study mushrooms, share recipes, forage, etc. Join us for full benefits!

Mycological Association of Washington, DC

Prince George’s County Food Equity Council

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The mission of the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council is to significantly improve public health and community well-being of all who live, work, study, worship and play in the County. It will develop and support policies, approaches, procedures, practices and initiatives to create systemic change to the local food system.

Prince George’s County Food Equity Council

Seed Keepers Collective

Join the DC Seed Keepers Collective! Gardeners, because: you grow; you want to help protect our food system; the plant people of color developed are an essential part of everyone’s diet; and we need each other. If you’re in DC, MD or VA and want to help farmers save seeds. Sign up. You get free/cheap seeds in interesting varieties and learn how to grow our supply of safe, diverse seed.

Seed Keepers Collective

Takoma Horticultural Club

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A garden club and listserv in Takoma Park. The objective of this Club is to promote the knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of horticulture in the Takoma Park community and beyond via a wide range of educational and outreach programs.

Takoma Horticultural Club

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The Emergence Community Arts Collective

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The ECAC builds on the strengths of the community by providing informal and formal gathering space, capturing neighborhood history, engaging new and old residents in civic discourse, and reconnecting the generations of residents.

The Emergence Community Arts Collective

UDC Garden Club

Garden Club of UDC students focused on the 3 community gardens of the senses (sensory gardens) at the UDC Van Ness Campus.

UDC Garden Club

Washington Gardener

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Washington Gardener magazine, blog, enewsletter and events are designed specifically for gardeners in the District of Coumbia and its suburbs.

Washington Gardener

Washington Gardener Garden Book Club

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DC area book club hosted by Washington Gardener Club with selections on various gardening topics.

Washington Gardener Garden Book Club

William Penn Quaker Workcamps

Over the past few years, William Penn Quaker Workcamps has become involved in the urban garden movement, with a commitment to do what we can to remove economic barriers to healthy food. Starting with gleaning and then community gardens, this year we have started installing raised gardens in the yards and on porches of DC residents. Many of these residents live in underserved communities, often in “food deserts”.

William Penn Quaker Workcamps

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