If you want to get your hands (and clothes) a little dirty and learn a bit about where your food comes from, volunteer with us at the Neighborhood Farm Initiative (NFI) Garden! We will help out doing whatever is needed at an organic farm like digging, weeding, sifting compost, planting and more. Wear comfortable clothes, closed toed shoes and bring a water bottle.
Afterwards (about 1:20pm), we will meet for lunch at the New Everlasting Life Cafe (341 Cedar Street, Washington, DC 20012 ) which is about 6-8 minutes away, steps away from the Takoma Park Metro Station.
NFI promotes collaborative, sustainable cultivation of food in urban spaces. NFI works to increase opportunities for Metro DC residents to grow food and participate in the diverse communities that thrive in shared urban gardening spaces. The Neighborhood Farm Initiative seeks to ensure that all people in our urban community have an opportunity to eat healthy, local food. Read more about NFI here: http://neighborhoodfarminitiative.org/our-mission
Directions to the garden:
Map of NFI Garden. To get to the garden from the Fort Totten metro station, turn left (north) and walk up the sidewalk past where the buses stop. Across from the parking lot and after some trees, you’ll see a paved path going up over a slight hill on your left (going north), take that path across a field and you’ll see us at the top of the hill! Closest address: 100 Gallatin ST NE