Urban Gardening Series: Building a Sense of Unity: Gardening’s Important Role in Healthy Communities
Saturday, June 26 | 10:30am – 12pm How does the presence of and access to green spaces shape our daily lives? We are excited to feature nationally known thought leader, Akiima Price, whose work explores the relationship between community well-being and nature. During this live session, we will first explore the ways that green spaces can contribute to a connection to place and strengthen the overall health of communities. Then we’ll get (virtually) dirty with garden facilitator Derek Thomas who will guide participants in garden housekeeping, the planting of corn, peppers, and tomatoes, and training plants as they grow. About the series “Growing Community: Connecting the How and the Why of Gardening” Gardens are more than seeds and soil. They can be unexpected and important sites of community empowerment. They allow us to connect with the land while feeding the people we care about. Gardens can mean financial security and even freedom. During this six-part series, virtual participants will learn techniques for growing vegetables and herbs at home and explore the history of gardening in DC’s East of the River communities.