Mark your calendars for the annual spring celebration in the park on Sunday, April 26 from 11 am to 2 pm. The LeDroit Park Civic Association and Common Good City Farm are putting together an event that includes activities for kids and opportunities to learn about the farm.
- spring egg hunt
- seedling planting
- face painting
- tree watering and mulching
- park clean-up
- dogpark clean-up
- community garden work day
- Tours of the farm
- Sign-up for income-qualifying weekly vegetable program
- Seedling sale: kale, collard greens, lettuce, basil
More details will come as the event approaches.
Photo: Tulips on the 200 block of Elm Street. April 2012.
LeDroit Park will be part of a rat control pilot program sponsored by the city. Learn how you can participate at the next LeDroit Park Civic Association meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 pm in the basement of the Florida Avenue Baptist Church (623 Florida Ave NW – enter on U St). The full agenda includes:
- Rat control pilot project coming to LeDroit Park
- Howard University community update
- Common Good City Farm presentation
- Public safety update
- Community open forum
- Holiday party plans (Dec. 15, 4 – 7 pm at Shaw’s Tavern)
All neighbors are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Want to join the civic association? Join online or at the meeting!
During his May 2011 state visit to Washington, Prince Charles also spent some time at LeDroit Park’s Common Good City Farm. The farm teaches children about growing food, healthy diets, and supplies food to low-income neighbors who help out in the farm.
The LeDroit Park Civic Association’s treasurer sent a thank-you note to Prince Charles. His secretary responded on his behalf:
Thank you for writing to The Prince of Wales with your memories of the Royal Visit to Common Good City Farm. It was extremely kind of you to take the time to write as you did. His Royal Highness also recalls that occasion with great fondness and will be touched to learn that the local community enjoyed the visit.
In case you missed Prince Charles’s visit to the Common Good City Farm, check out Fox 5’s segment:
Here is our slideshow of the photos we took. The farms director, Ms. Pertula George, is dressed in white and accompanied Prince Charles through the farm.
The state of LeDroit-British relations is strong! On Tuesday, Charles, Prince of Wales, will visit the Common Good City Farm here in LeDroit Park. The purpose of his visit is sustainable agriculture and after lecturing on the subject at Georgetown University, he will tour the farm from 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm.
Please note that because of the farm’s limited size, the farm will only permit a small delegation of residents to tour the farm with him. Residents are welcome to observe from just beyond the fence; it’s easy to see in, after all.
After the prince departs, Common Good City Farm will host a fundraiser at 6 pm at Big Bear Cafe. Please consider donating to this worthy local resource that educates children and low-income families on gardening and the importance of proper nutrition.
What were you doing on Sunday, August 29, 2010? If you were outside shortly after 1 pm, chances are Google Maps caught you on camera from a satellite.
Google recently updated its satellite imagery of the Washington area and the new photos illustrate just how much the region has changed. The most noticeable difference in LeDroit Park is the disappearance of the Gage-Eckington School and the establishment of the Common Good City Farm.
For a listing of other notable changes visible from the sky, have a look at our article at Greater Greater Washington.