Volunteer: Wangari Gardens

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Volunteer: Wangari Gardens
December 8, 2012 9:00 am
December 8, 2012 12:00 pm
Wangari Gardens
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Kenyon St NW, Washington, DC, 20010, United States
Citizen Foresters, join us as we end our fall season at Wangari Gardens, a memorial community garden in honor of the late Nobel Laureate Professor Wangari Maathai. Professor Wangari Maathai started the Greenbelt movement that inspired and supported women to plant over 40 million trees in Kenya. The planting will consist of 24 larger shade trees, a medicinal tree grove, and a rain garden.

Getting There

The Metrobus stop is NW Irving St & NW Park Pl (H1,H2,H3,H4). The Columbia Heights Metro station is a 0.8 mile walk to the planting site. Street parking may be limited.


  • All volunteers must sign a completed volunteer waiver form on the day of the event before participating. Children under 18 years of age must have their parent or legal guardian sign their waiver and be supervised by an adult at all times. We will ask you for personal, emergency contact, and health information during the registration process.
  • No specific skills required. Each event starts with a tool safety and planting demonstration. Volunteers plant alongside experienced Citizen Foresters and staff.
  • Register in advance. Space is limited. If your plans change prior to the event, please update your registration status so we are sure to have the necessary number of volunteers.
  • Arrive on time. Check-in opens a half hour prior to the indicated start time and volunteers must be present for the tool safety demonstration at the start of the event.
  • Dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Closed toe shoes are required.


Volunteers are welcomed in the morning with hot coffee, tea, water and bagels. A celebratory lunch is provided at the conclusion of the event. Please note your dietary preferences and/or allergies when registering so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.

Group Registration

Are you a volunteer group manager? Do you want to register a large group of volunteers for one or more events (5 or more individuals)? Groups cannot sign up all of their registrants on this page, but we are happy to work with you to get volunteers registered at this event or other events this season. Register online now.

Support Casey Trees

Help re-tree Wangari Gardens by making a donation today. Gifts of any amount make a world of difference in making our streets and communities safer, healthier and – of course – greener!