Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ward 8's very own urban farm: THEARC Farm


Did you know that Ward 8 has an urban farm?! It does! Take a moment and learn about THEARC Farm on the campus of the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC)! Better still, come by and pay a visit! Weekly volunteer hours are also available!

THEARC FARM is an urban farm operating as a community project of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and developed to involve our community in nature, nutrition, and healthy eating.
The farm consists of 25 raised beds, 8 in ground rows, a culinary herb garden, medicinal herb garden, an eighteen-tree orchard, community compost bins, a hoop house and a pollinator garden. During the summer and fall months, THEARC’s farm provides affordable, organic fruits and vegetables the community through our CSA program, as well as educational programming, field trips, volunteer opportunities, tours and community events.

The mission at THEARC Farm is To make a positive impact upon the culture, health and environment of Wards 7 and 8, by providing the community with opportunities to access healthy affordable food, high quality education and participate in growing and harvesting our crops. Through our CSA program, field trips, volunteer opportunities and educational enrichment programs for THEARC partners, they hope to assist, educate and empower the community to make healthy food choices, be stewards of the land and ultimately learn how to incorporate gardening and sustainability into their daily lives.

Give your green thumb a good workout and come volunteer in THEARC Farm! There's always something to do! Great activities for everyone including youth in need of service hours, families, and active seniors.

Tuesdays 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

For more information contact Violet King at vking@thearcdc.org or call 202.889.5901.

THEARC Farm
1901 Mississippi Ave SE


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