GroW Community Garden
The GroW Garden offers George Washington Univeristy students and community members a place to learn about native, organic food systems by providing service opportunities in sustainable gardening, food distribution, and community outreach.
What is the mission of the GroW Community Garden?
The GroW Community Garden is a block-length plot of land (located on H Street between 23rd and 24th Streets). It is supported by the George Washington University, and maintained by two student managers (employed by the University) as well as our strong volunteer base.
All of the produce is grown to support the work of Miriam's Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that aims to end chronic homelessness in Washington D.C. Miriam's incorporates fresh, local produce into the meals they serve their guests Monday through Friday every week of the year.
In addition to supporting Miriam's, the GroW Community Garden functions as a tool to educate and build community at GW. It offers students and community members a place to learn about native, organic food systems by providing service opportunities in sustainable gardening, food distribution, and community outreach. GroW also raises awareness through education and advocacy around issues of local food production, environmental justice, and developing a strong local economy.
Get Involved with the GroW Community Garden
- Volunteer during weekly open garden hours, when volunteers plant, water, weed, and harvest produce. No experience necessary!
- Sign up for the Community Supported Agriculture program, in which you can use GWorld funds to receive a box of local produce each week.
- Follow @thegrowgarden on Instagram.
- Contact the student garden managers by emailing [email protected].
- The Office of Sustainability hires two students to serve as garden managers each year. Email [email protected] to learn more.