Welcome to USO National Capital District Garden Works!
Garden Works (GW) is a community of gardeners founded in mid-2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. As military families huddled at home with little to do, there was a need for fun and purposeful family activities, a way to reduce social isolation, and a desire for resiliency. With a team of Virginia Master Gardeners and USO volunteers, we established a private Facebook group and used USO-sponsored events to share our gardening experiences, education, support, and creativity.
Here’s a sample of the many offerings and engagements created by our USO-Metro Garden Works (GW) volunteers!
A tribute to The Military Child with Colonial Williamsburg’s Colonel George Washington - created by GW for a 2021 USO-Metro broadcast
- March - Garden preparation & seed germination
- April- Seed propagation/exchange
- May- Planting
- June- Garden maintenance
- July & August - Sharing your bounty & garden harvest
- September- Cool weather crops
- October - Harvesting cool weather crops, soil testing & planting garlic
- November- Cover crops
- December- End of year review to apply to next year’s planning
Come join our USO National Capital District Garden Works community!
To learn more:
- Join our private USO National Capital District Garden Works Facebook Group
- Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter
- Search “USO National Capital District Garden Works” in your preferred search engine
- E-mail our Master Gardener Mentors at volunteers.USOGardenWorks@gmail.com
We hope to see you soon!
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