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Honor Earth

A Celebration of Earth Day

Join the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum on April 22nd as we Honor and Celebrate our Earth! Learn how to grow micro-gardens, get started on your own garden, and listen in on panels throughout the day. This indoor/outdoor event takes place from 10am-4pm at the Anacostia Community Museum. 

Activities include:

  • Garden workshops in the ACM garden
  • Farm to Table cooking demos with produce from the FRESHFARM ACM Farm Stand*
  • Seasonality and Gardening Road Mapping
  • Seed planting and seed giveaways with FRESHFARM
  • Panel discussion on the future of Black and Brown Farming
  • Chalk Walk the Anacostia Watershed with Chalk Riot
  • Plant Care Workshop by Grounded
  • Bloom Soil with DC Water
  • Urban Foraging

Plus, check out the inaugural weekend of the FRESHFARM ACM Farm Stand, the only direct-to-consumer farm stand of its kind East of the River in Ward 8.

Free shuttle bus service will be provided to and from the Anacostia Metro Station every 30 minutes from 11am - 3pm.

Registration recommended. 

*while supplies last

This digital art piece by Amir Khadar has been commissioned as a mural by the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum for the upcoming exhibit “To Live and Breathe: Women and Environmental Justice in Washington, D.C.” opening May 19, 2023.

Schedule of Events

10am - 4pm:

  • Chalk Riot "Chalk Walk"
  • Grounded plant health workshop
  • Blooms soil giveaway
  • Foraging Walk & Talk with April Thompson
  • Gardening Roadmapping with FRESHFARM Markets
  • Cooking Demos with FRESHFARM Markets*
  • Composting
  • Friends of Anacostia Park
  • Mycological Association of Washington

10am - 12pm:

  • Urban Gardening
  • National Zoo Bird Exhibit
  • Maui Wowi Smoothies*

10am - 2pm:

  • FRESHFARM ACM Farm Stand

1pm - 2pm:

  • Center for Environmental Justice Academy Earth Talk

3pm - 4pm: 

  • Black and Brown Farmer and Food Producer Earth Talk with:
    Lewis Taylor of Dreaming Out Loud
    Xaiver Brown of Soilful City
    Michele Coleman of A Heart 4 People Farm
    Moderated by Skye Ellis


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