ULI Washington- Service Opportunity-Volunteer Organization: City Blossoms
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
10am – 1pm
Eagle Academy PCS
3432 10th Place, SE
Washington, DC 20032
|Join the ULI Young Leaders as they hold a spring service event with City Blossoms in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 28th from 10am to 1pm (this event was rescheduled due to inclement weather on the previous date). City Blossoms is a nonprofit dedicated to fostering healthy communities by developing creative, kid-driven green spaces and innovative resources. City Blossoms provides bilingual, free, and affordable after-school, in-school, and summer programming to predominantly Latino and African-American youth ranging from ages two through teens. They serve neighborhoods in which children and youth may not otherwise have access to green space. Since 2009, City Blossoms has designed, developed, collaborated, and provided programming or trainings for over 100 projects throughout Washington, DC and nationwide.
Washington DC is City Blossoms’ home base where they test and innovate new ideas for designing and implementing urban gardens that are communal, educational, artistic expressions of their surroundings. Currently City Blossoms is working at 14 sites in Washington DC, including 10 gardens on educational campuses and four Community Green Spaces where they continue to experiment and develop ideas.
Volunteer Event: 3432 10th Place SE, Washington, DC 20032
We will convene at 10am within the garden to do a quick introduction before splitting up into smaller working groups. This will be a brand new garden build, so we will be doing some light construction of raised beds, building out a nature play space, painting projects, and planting. Please dress in old work clothes and closed toe shoes. Participants are encouraged to bring water bottles, bug spray and sunscreen. City Blossoms will provide gloves and tools. Please note that City Blossoms will host this workday rain or shine, unless otherwise specified.
Please RSVP to Emily.Weberman@uli.org by Friday, April 20th so that we may provide a list of volunteers to City Blossoms.
There is limited street parking available along side streets surrounding the school.
This garden is a 10 minute walk from the Congress Heights Metro Station (Green line).