Grow your relationship with your children while learning about what it takes to create a community garden. The Anacostia Community Museum is hosting a free 3-part series of hands-on workshops where you and your children can learn everything that goes into starting an urban garden. The workshops will be hosted by Derek Thomas, the “Garden Guy” on Fox 5 TV.
The first workshop (Sunday September 9, 10:30am-12pm) will teach you and your children how to make a raised garden planter bed for growing vegetables. In this hands-on class, everyone will learn about soil, irrigation and the correct set up for vegetables.
The second workshop in the series (Saturday September 23, 10:30am-12pm) will focus on how to plant the vegetable garden. Participants will receive vegetable plants and seeds to take home to start a home garden. It’s recommended to bring gardening gloves for this class because you will be getting your hands dirty when planting the vegetables. Participants will also learn about what vegetables are good to plant for fall.
After all that hard work, the last workshop focuses on the harvest celebration. It will take place on Saturday, November 18 from 10:30am-12pm, and will explore the historical importance of the harvest in Washington, DC’s African American and Native American communities post-civil war. There will be a feast celebration for attendees to enjoy, as well as fresh vegetables to take home.
This program is a great way to excite your children about gardening and growing their own food as well as nurturing your parent-child relationship. To learn more about the event visit: http://anacostia.si.edu/Events. Ready to sign up? Call (202) 633-4844 to register for one, two or all three of these fun and educational gardening workshops.