Every year there is one event we are looking forward to celebrating. Residents in Ward 7 look forward to the annual Fall Harvest Festival, which brings the community together in smiles and thankfulness.
Losia N. and Nakkia M. created the “The Patch” for the culture of altering methods of economics, ecology, and economics. Collaborating with Washington Parks and People to present its very 1st annual Harvest Festival for the Ward 7 community and friends. The Fall Festival offers community members and their families the opportunity to get engaged and learn how to grow and produce food.
Washington Parks and People donated farm like materials to teach community members how to get into farming. Some of the activities include pumpkin picking, potting demonstrations, and hayrides.
Washington Parks and People community harvest program serves to bring the community back together with land, food, jobs, and justice. Ward 7 community members support one another by starting gardens and other greening initiatives.
Parks and People own urban agriculture sites at the Marvin Gaye Greening Center and North Columbia Heights Green. These sites provide opportunities for the community with green planning and design, job training, volunteer support and advocacy for all community greening efforts.
Residents and kids of the community were able to learn basic pumpkin picking skills. Nadia General, local community member stated, “This is the perfect for the community, to come together and just spend time outside with their family and loved ones.
Residents of Ward 7 are looking forward to the 2nd Annual Fall Festival for the next year 2018.