Community Gardening Opportunity at the Armed Forces Retirement Home

As someone who sees the community garden plots of the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) on a daily basis, I find this opportunity exciting. At a recent Friends of the Soldiers’ Home planning meeting, I learned that the garden area just inside the fence at the intersection of Park Place and Rock Creek Church Road once supported about 60 resident gardeners at the AFRH. Now, there are only a few.

Because of the greatly reduced use of the gardens, the AFRH has offered to partner with the surrounding community and allow volunteers an opportunity to have garden plots of their own in exchange to those also willing to assist AFRH resident gardeners with their plots.

Those with garden plots would go though background checks and become full AFRH volunteers. For more details and to initiate the process, interested parties need to contact Carolyn Haug, Volunteer Coordinator at the AFRH. She can be reached at 202-541-7627 or at carolyn.haug (at) afrh.gov.

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5 Comments on “Community Gardening Opportunity at the Armed Forces Retirement Home”


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  3. Lolly 716 Says:

    This is a great opportunity to work with AFRH, thanks for posting the info!

  4. Michael Says:

    With all the community gardens popping up, might it be time for ‘Park View’ to revise its name to “Garden View”?


  5. [...] this year I announced that there was a community gardening opportunity at the Old Soldiers’ Home. I’m happy to report that there was a good response to this opportunity — in which [...]


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