The “Growing Room” was constructed on January 30th, 2012 on the farm. This greenhouse will serve a dual purpose; as a venue for starting seeds early (mid-February) and distributing seedlings to DC school gardens for the early spring planting, and as a classroom for training Garden Coordinators at the spring “Growing Garden Teachers” workshop. This greenhouse was originally constructed at “The Great Garden of Anacostia,” Thurgood Marshall Academy’s vibrant school garden. Unfortunately due to site location and a huge wind storm, the greenhouse was dismantled and generously donate to The Farm at Walker Jones. This greenhouse was refurbished and will be maintained by DC Greens, The Farm at Walker Jones, and the School Gardens Program at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
The generous and industrious soul you see here working? OSSE School Garden Specialist Sam Ullery.
A huge thanks to Sam for helping Farm Operations Director Sarah Bernardi make this happen!