This Weekend ONLY
(8/10 & 8/11)
Pay-What-You-Can on all Annuals!
50% OFF on Perennials
50% OFF Select Shrubs
50% OFF Select Pottery
50% OFF Select Trees
Help Us Clean Up for FALL!
We will be closed
Aug. 19th – Sept. 2nd
We will stay open from 4-7:30 on Thursdays for CSA, propane, etc.!
(PS CSA FOLKS: PLEASE DON’T FORGET YOUR BAG!)
We will re-open on Sept. 3rd!
The above are glass flowers made by a local artist named Tim DeVenney. They’re on sale at OLD CITY Farm and Guild right now!
Give us a call 202.412.2489
Or email us oldcityfarmandguild.com
Our new website is “WWW.OLDCITYFARMANDGUILD.COM”
Thanks and See you Soon!
Greeting Fellow Gardeners!
41 days and counting…
Fall Has Arrived!
The Autumnal Equinox is on
Saturday, September 22nd
Come by this weekend!
Dear (Contact First Name),
OLD CITY green
And in return we’ll give you
Another weekend of incredible sales!
Chase Bank and Living Social are offering up to 12 $250,000 Grants to small businesses around the country. Our application is in and in order to be eligible we need 250 votes by June 30th!
To help show your support and give
OLD CITY green your vote…
Simply follow this link
Log-in to your Facebook account on the
right hand side
(“Login & Support”) to vote!
We will be closed on July 4th
Enjoy the fireworks!
Next up on the calendar as of now,
Is the Edible Urban Garden Tour!
Do you have a urban vegetable/herb/fruit/etc garden??
Contribute to the tour by being part of it!
For more info on how to be involved
Please send an email to Suzanne@loulies.com
2nd Edible Urban Garden Tour
Greening DC One Garden at a Time is the theme for this year’s tour as part of Eat Local First week. Join us for guerrilla gardening (learn how to make a seed bomb), a tour of some of DC’s best public and private sustainable gardens, and a festive gathering at
with food, cocktails and music by the
Special Dog-Days Movie Night w/ Wagtime
Celebrating the Dog Days of Summer
And more to come so stay tuned!!
Check out our
Come celebrate a Night in the Garden with
Special Agent Galactica!
Galactica has been performing in the area for over 9 years and for the last two has branched out into live singing (from critically acclaimed lip-sync shows). She performs now every 2nd and 4th Friday from 6-9 at the local Jazz Club Black Fox Lounge with a trio of highly talented jazz musicians.
Special Agent Galactica and her Very-Sexy-Cute-Boy Jazz Trio will perform two 40 minutes sets – a full concert – outdoors, under the stars and among the flowers and plants.
There will be lite fare catered by Patrick Vanas Events, and drinks provided thanks to the generosity of Bill!Vino. The admission to the event is $20 dollars if purchased online and $25 if purchased at the gate the night of the show.
We will be raising funds for Metro Teen AIDS, a community health organization dedicated to supporting young people in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Through education, support, and advocacy, MTA works to prevent the spread of HIV, promote responsible decision making, and improve the quality of life for young people infected with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS.
Come spend a night in the garden; a highly entertaining show, beautiful setting, food and drinks, and a great cause.
More info at:
For questions contact:
Come celebrate OLD CITY green’s fourth annual fundraiser roast (and, maybe our last) in the garden at 9th and N St.!
It’s been an amazing few years of community and neighborhood, and we want to kick off the season fiesta style!!
Local delectables will abound….
Locally raised pig roasted by a DC celebrity neighborhood chef, roast chicken with achiote provided by Seasonal Pantry, and veggie taco fixin’s made with DC grown veggies and herbs.
Bring a Cinco de Mayo inspired dish made with your favorite local ingredients!!
Bring your friends for a fun filled night of mariachi music, delicious eats, and some great drinks to quench your thirst (think cervezas, margaritas, limeade).
For more info, follow the RSVP link to the left.
See you there!!
We invite you to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more victories and successes into our history. Discover energy you didn’t even know you had. Feel it rumble through the grassroots under your feet and the technology at your fingertips. Channel it into building a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come.”
- Oyster Mushrooms and other varieties of fungi have been proven to break down oil and other contaminates.
- Oil eating microbes
- Utilizing various vegetation to filter the soil and bring in beneficial organisms such as worms
We think there is a greener way!Check out our othervideos on the left hand side!
Thank you Shaw Main Streets
for giving us the
*Shaw Community Partner Award*
- Now at OLD CITY green!
20% OFFLive Lady bugs
Praying mantis eggs
Did you know a single lady bug can eat up to 5,000 aphids in it’s lifetime??
The praying mantis can turn it’s head
300 degrees, and hunts everything from moths, aphids, mosquitoes, and more!
(Not too mention sometimes the female will eat her partner after mating!)
A great solution to the garden pest problem!
Help give these cute,
beneficial critters a home!!
- We’re thrilled to be part of @Live Green’s Green Rush for Earth Day this year!
Don’t miss this amazing scavenger hunt and the chance at $1,000 grand prize. Ticket sales end soon – get yours here: livegreen.net/greenrush2012
- Wondering why the maple trees might be looking a little different this year??
Check out this great piece by Sandy Farber, Extension educator, DC Master Gardener program coordinator at the bottom of this page!
A SEEDY START TO SPRING. Throughout the city I have noticed a strange look and color to many maple tree canopies. Upon closer inspection the cause is clearly due to most maples having a very seedy appearance! Due to the incredible warm, dry weather this spring, maple flowers were fully pollinated, which in turn means every single MAPLE SAMARA or winged seed, whirligigs or maple helicopters, is currently under development. This extreme seed load and their subsequent development and ripening, is expected to result in sparse, dinky foliage development on maple trees this spring. Normal leaf development is slowed and reduced by the quadrillion maple seeds ripening, using most of the stored resources of the tree. The seeds mature, turn brown and then fall off to cover every square inch of the earth, easily filling and plugging all rain gutters. However, the anxiety is most intense after the seeds fall because there is no apparent reason for the “thinning canopy” and lack of leaves. Many will be concerned about the overall health of their trees, while others erroneously associate heavy seed production with the last hurrah of stressed, dying trees.
Maple trees are capable of producing many seeds each year, but the limiting factor tends to be the weather, specifically those quick freezes and frosts after seed set. Without some type of freeze or frost to kill or injure these developing seeds, the die is cast for scores of samaras to rain down from the trees. This year just happened to be one that favored maple seed development. Remember that heavy seed production is not necessarily a good indicator of tree health nor should it be used as an indicator of impending tree death. It just means that well-timed freezes are needed to reduce the seed numbers, or hope for a really strong wind to blow them all to the neighbor’s yard!
By Sandy Farber, Extension educator, DC master gardener program coordinator.
This spring and summer, like us on Facebook to get special offers from OLD CITY green!
This week and next week, Facebook fans get 10% off mulch and shrubs!
Come check us out!
Holiday Season 2017 Hours
Closed for the Year!! Except for our CSA share holders.
Open Thursdays 12/14 and 12/21 3pm-7:30pm
We hope to see you again next year @ Shaw's Urban Oasis.
Where People and Plants Come Together
We’re Green Hosted!
Return PolicyWe are happy to offer a return for plants purchased within 30 days. Please just bring your receipt with you, along with the tag from the plant and the plant itself. If the plant is part of an installation that we do for you along with irrigation installation, we guarantee the plant for one year from purchase. Please keep your receipt! We choose our plant growers based on their quality of plants and have high confidence in them - we want to make sure that they look great for you as well!