Spring Forward! Contribute and volunteer to help VNMS beautify Connecticut Avenue!
Update: Thanks to your generosity, we've raised $725 within the last 24 hours and 7 of our 61 tree boxes have been sponsored so far!
Van Ness Main Street and local volunteer and Master Gardener, Kathy Sykes are undertaking a 4-weekend long, community beautification project with a goal of planting 1000 tulip, snowdrop, crocus, and daffodil bulbs in 61 tree boxes along the commercial corridor of Connecticut Ave from Van Ness Street to Nebraska Avenue.
Unlike last year, our budget does not provide funds for this year's event so we're turning to our supportive community in hopes of receiving enough donations to make this project possible. Here are ways you can contribute:
Flower Box Sponsor. Suggested donation $100. Sponsor one of our remaining 54 tree boxes. We'll place a sign of thanks in your plot this spring! Come out to plant your plot or leave it to our volunteers.
Flower Bulb Sponsor. Suggested donation $50. Each $50 donation allows us to purchase 7-8 bags of bulbs.
Petal Power Sponsor. Suggested donation $25. Small donations add up to making this project possible!
Volunteers Needed this weekend! Socially-distanced, on-site.
- When: This weekend and every Saturday & Sunday until Nov 8th.
- Time: 11am - 2pm. Come for 1 hour or all 3 hours
- What: digging holes, planting bulbs and watering
To sign up, send an email with your availability to email@example.com
- Your help is greatly appreciated!
This Saturday we'll meet at 11am at the corner of Van Ness St. and Connecticut Ave in front of Bank of America. Our amazing (and generous) friend Kathy Sykes will be leading the project. If you need to reach us on planting day, please send a text to 202-421-7825.
This 4-weekend long project is great for all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Planting supplies will be provided but please bring your own gardening gloves, bottles of water and favorite gardening tools if you have them.
*This event takes place outside. Masks must be worn at all times and non-household sharing participants must remain 6' apart. Thank you!