About 40 volunteers came out to build an urban farm plot, in a DC Housing Authority owned site, located near Capitol Hill. Volunteers included ULI members and their friends, 11th Street Park Bridge Plots organizers and their affiliates and some local residents. Everyone worked side-by-side. Volunteers worked hard and enjoyed each other’s company in the process. As a result, the event organizers reported that 34 raised beds were built and filled, 20 trees were planted, and about 15 of the beds with seedlings were built as well. We were happy to learn that the Farm plot started on May 5th will continue to be a source of food, faith, fun, finance, and fitness for its local residents
The site in question was part of an effort to encourage and experiment with urban agriculture before the 11th street bridge park opens, this site was the 7th urban farm plot. However, It was the first that is owned by the DC Housing Authority.
See pictures from the event here.