The Kingman Park-Rosedale Community Garden (“KPR Garden”) was founded in the Spring of 2005 to provide Kingman Park and Rosedale residents with a space for growing food and connecting with neighbors. Though neighbors had gardened there through the 1990′s, the property had become overgrown with weeds and filled with garbage such as abandoned cars and liquor bottles for years. Today it is filled with produce, flowers, and community. We are taking steps to purchase the Garden to secure the property for future growing seasons.
The Garden now consists of over eighty gardeners in 39 plots. One plot is set aside for the 3-5 year old students of nearby Apple Tree Early Learning PCS. Over 20% of our plots are used by those under financial stresses, and therefore pay reduced or no dues.
The Kingman Park/Rosedale Garden (“KPR Garden”) is fiscally sponsored by the Rosedale Citizens Alliance Community Development Corporation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Early grants from the Capitol Hill Community Foundation and Washington Parks and People were essential to the Garden’s creation. The Capitol Hill Community Foundation has continued to be a vital supporter of the Garden, contributing $8,500 over the years.