Green East Community Garden

The Green East Community Garden is the newest garden to become part of the Capitol Hill Community Garden Land Trust, opening in 2009. The garden is split into two areas in the alley, and is bounded by 17th, 18th, D, and E Streets SE, in Ward 6.  There are currently 32 garden plots, each 12′ x 4′, built in raised beds. The waiting list has about 22 people on it.  The existing section of the garden is surrounded by a fence, and also includes a kids’ play area.   The garden offers a tool shed with communal tools, bench and patio furniture, and play equipment for children.

The Green East Community Garden is focused on Capitol Hill residents, with the gardener who travels the furthest coming just one mile.  They want it to be a neighborhood thing, so there is a residency requirement of being between H Street and the River.  The gardeners have unofficial weekly meetings, with official meetings held 4 times each year.

Tom Kavanagh serves as the Garden President, and can be reached at

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Photo credit: Vrinda Manglik