Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Spring Into Action 2011
Various Project Locations


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Register for our annual Spring into Action Project here:

Spring into Action is our yearly environmental-action program. This year we're providing volunteers with multiple options to engage in urban agriculture, community gardening, and park cleanups throughout the greater Washington DC area. This year we're also coordinating with Global Youth Service Day, so almost all of our sites are kid-friendly, but PLEASE register for children as well as adults.

Also, please take note of the differing times, accessibility, and kid-friendly aspects of each site before choosing.

Event Descriptions:

 Neighborhood Farm Initiative - Fort Dupont: 10am-2pm
Help NFI finish construction of their farm shed and with various other garden projects.Volunteers with construction experience helpful. NOT Metro-accessible, Volunteers should be 16 years or older.

Common Good City Farm: 10am-2pm
Located in the heart of NW DC, CGCF is a great communal space for local families. Come help them spread compost, prepare seedlings, weed, and get ready for Spring planting. Metro-accessible, kid friendly for the over-5 crowd.

Eco Farms: 1pm-5pm
Volunteering on this family farm is always a treat. Meet the farmer himself, help prepare the vegetable and flower gardens, organize the tools,and get outside the city for a day. Healthy snacks grown on the farm provided. NOT metro-accessible, kid friendly.

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens: 10am-2pm
A JCC classic with a new twist. This year we will be doing a big creek cleanup, which helps to restore the watershed and keep local wildlife safe. We will also be planting young trees and shrubs in a brand new erosion-mitigation project that will protect the gardens for a long time to come.NOT Metro-accessible, kid friendly. Email Erica if you'd like a ride from the Deanwood metro.

Seedling Projects: 10am-2pm
Come out and volunteer with this new-to-D.C. organization at a local elementary school. Seedling Projects has incorporated healthy food and nutrition curriculum into the school's programs, is advocating for healthier school lunches, and needs to finish building their garden so the students can do some hands-on learning. NOT Metro-accessible, Volunteers should be 16 years old or older please.

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Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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