It was no wonder, then, that when the city announced plans for the renovation of neighboring Powell Elementary School, and those plans involved removing part of the garden, people were upset.
Tonight at 6:30 pm, there's a community meeting about the issue, which includes moving part of the garden to near Upshur Street. Here's all the details.
I haven't written much about the garden, but there was this interview with an organizer from a few years ago.
As many of you know, the north side of Twin Oaks Community Garden—which is located on either side of Taylor St NW at 14th St–has been slated for demolition to make way for a parking lot as part of the renovation of the neighboring Powell Elementary School.
We are writing to inform you that, after receiving suggestions on alternative parking options from Twin Oaks as well as comments from the community, the D.C. Department of General Services (DGS) has decided to proceed with the destruction of the north side of the garden. There will be a community meeting to announce the decision as well as plans to build a new garden in Upshur park, and we invite all community members to attend to weigh in.Where: Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave NWWhen:Thank you for your support,Twin Oaks Community Garden