by Borderstan.com April 17, 2013 at 9:00 am 0

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Vermont Avenue neighbors host their annual garden clean-up party on April 20. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Spring is here and it’s time to garden and plant for the spring and summer. Put it on your calendar: The 10th Annual Vermont Avenue Garden Party is Saturday, April 20.

Yes, you might be working a lot that day, doing some gardening. But what could be better than to spend a some time with neighbors and friends cleaning up, planting and mulching the quarter mile of street gardens along Vermont Avenue from S to U Street NW?

The meet up place is at the African-American Civil War Memorial on U Street and Vermont Avenue NW. Be there at 9 am — training, tools and lunch will be provided.

For more photos from last year’s Vermont Avenue Garden Work Party, last year see Shaena Fazal’s collection.

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by Borderstan.com April 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm 0

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Vermont Avenue neighbors host their annual garden clean-up party on April 20. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Spring is here and it’s time to garden and plant for the spring and summer. Put it on your calendar: The 10th Annual Vermont Avenue Garden Party is Saturday, April 20.

Yes, you might be working a lot that day, doing some gardening. But what could be better than to spend a some time with neighbors and friends cleaning up, planting and mulching the quarter mile of street gardens along Vermont Avenue from S to U Street NW?

The meet up place is at the African-American Civil War Memorial on U Street and Vermont Avenue NW. Be there at 9 am — training, tools and lunch will be provided.

For more photos from last year’s Vermont Avenue Garden Work Party, last year see Shaena Fazal’s collection.

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by Borderstan.com May 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm 1,343 0

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The 9th annual Vermont Avenue Garden Work Party was Saturday, covering S to U Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos, email him at luis[AT]borderstan.com.

For more photos from Saturday’s Vermont Avenue Garden Work Party, see Shaena Fazal’s collection.

Last Saturday, April 28, a crew of volunteers took to Vermont Avenue NW to do annual clean up, weeding, mulching and other maintenance. They planted a new tree and seasonal flowers, and added a paver path at the African American Civil War Memorial on U Street NW.

It was the ninth year in a row to beautify the meridian that runs from S Street to the Florida Avenue Triangle (see photos from last year). Contact Jeffrey Willis at jeffreyhw[AT]yahoo.com if you want to get involved with the group.

Major sponsors of the event were Mark Meyerdirk at Urban Brokers Realty, Gerard & Trish DiRuggiero at Urban Land Realty and Andy Duffy at Duffy’s Irish Pub. Other sponsors are Nellie’s Sports Bar (breakfast for volunteers), the 9:30 Club, Ft. Myers Construction, American Ice Company Pub, CVS, DC FEMS and King Gas.

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by Borderstan.com April 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm 1,072 0

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Click to see more photos from the 2011 Vermont Avenue Garden Work Party. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Residents who live near Vermont Avenue NW will turn out Saturday for the ninth year in a row to beautify the meridian that runs from S Street  to the Florida Avenue Triangle (see photos from last year).

From 9 am to noon, the volunteers dig, plant, prune, mulch, rake and do general maintenance work on the strip that runs one-quarter mile from S Street through the U Street corridor.

Volunteers should meet at African American Civil War Memorial at U Street and Vermont Avenue NW. Training, tools and other supported will be provided for volunteers. Email Willis at jeffreyhw[AT]yahoo.com to volunteer.

Major Sponsors of the event are Mark Meyerdirk at Urban Brokers Realty, Gerard & Trish DiRuggiero at Urban Land Realty, Andy Duffy at Duffy’s Irish Pub (including lunch for volunteers after the work is done!).

Other sponsors are Nellie’s Sports Bar (breakfast for volunteers), the 9:30 Club, Ft. Myers Construction, American Ice Company Pub, CVS, DC FEMS and King Gas.

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by Borderstan.com May 9, 2011 at 10:00 am 1,738 0

 

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Click on the collage for the slide show: Vermont Avenue residents dug, planted, mulched and spruced up Vermont Avenue NW from S Street to the Florida Avenue Triangle. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez and Matty Rhoades. You can follow Luis on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

About 50 residents who live near Vermont Avenue NW turned out Saturday to beautify the meridian that runs from S Street  to the Florida Avenue Triangle. The volunteer group planted rose bushes, shrubs and petunias, and did general maintenance work on the strip that runs one-quarter mile from through the U Street corridor. The brick crossing on the 1900 block of Vermont was also upgraded.

See photos from Saturday’s Vermont Avenue Gardens event.

Coordinator Jeffrey Willis said the African American Civil War Memorial served as sponsor and made a $500 donation. He said that funds to purchase plants and supplies were donated by Urbanland Company and Urban Brokers Realty. Mulch was provided by the National Park Service and safety cones came from Fort Meyers Construction.

Local restaurants and pubs also pitched in with free meals for the volunteers, according to Willis. Nellie’s Sports Bar provided breakfast, lunch came from Duffy’s Irish Pub and free drinks were offered later during the event at 9:30 Club.

This was the sixth year in a row that volunteers have done maintenance-gardening work on the Vermont Avenue meridian. If you want to get involved with the Vermont Avenue Gardens group, contact Willis at [email protected]

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