Community Gardens in Glover Park

 

 

Glover Park has two community “victory” gardens with plots available to the public. One is located at the corner of New Mexico Avenue and 42nd Street, and the other is deep in the woods of Glover Archbold Park south of W Street roughly at 39th Place. More info will be coming soon on contacts, rules and securing a garden plot. Our gardens originally were WWII initiatives to conserve food and aid the war effort (see WETA video on our gardens below). In addition, Glover Park has a wonderful garden for the students at Stoddert Elementary School!

WHITEHAVEN GARDEN
(inside Glover-Archbold Park south of W Street and 39th Place)

SPECIFICATIONS:

Land Jurisdiction: Federal land within Rock Creek Park managed by the National Park Service

Garden Size: 1 acre

Plots: 50

Plot Size: 20' x 25' average 

Terrain: Moderately hilly; surrounded by woods; limited sun.

Waiting List: Yes

Cost: $25 annual, $50 deposit

Garden Manager: Matthew Riley

Facilities: Composting areas; communal tools; public water; fully fenced; picnic tables.

GLOVER ARCHBOLD GARDEN
(at corner of 42nd Street and New Mexico Ave at Tunlaw Rd)

SPECIFICATIONS:


Land Jurisdiction: Federal land within Rock Creek Park managed by the National Park Service

Garden size: 2.7 acres

Plots: 150

Plot Size: 25' x 25' average

Terrain: Moderately hilly; backing to woods but open to full sun.

Waiting List: Yes

Cost: undisclosed

Garden Manager: GPCGA (Glover Park Community Garden Assn.)

Facilities: Fully fenced; composting areas; public water; communal tools

STODDERT GARDEN
(at Stoddert Elementary School, a.k.a the "Outdoor Classroom")

SPECIFICATIONS:

Land Jurisdiction: DC Public Schools

Garden Size: 4000 square feet

 

Contents: flowering plants, herbs, vegetables, fruits, chickens

Use: Stoddert Elementary School students

and special programs

Terrain: flat, partial sun

Cost: not open for public use, viewing only

Garden Manager: Curt Canada

Facilities: Composting area; tools; water; fully fenced;

mulch; picnic tables; chicken coop, shed

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Christopher Jones

Glover Park Resident

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