City Blossoms Inc.
City Blossoms is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in Washington, DC, that develops and implements innovative programming and tools that build healthy neighborhoods and schools through creative kid-driven green spaces. It offers free and affordable bilingual garden programming to underresourced communities in Washington, DC, and supports the extension of its model in such communities nationwide.
City Blossoms’ five age-targeted programs are based on a proven, scalable model that adapts to local communities’ specific identity, needs, and culture. Their programs create a pipeline where toddlers make their first connections to nature, children grow as stewards of their environment, and young people bloom as leaders.
Founded by native Washingtonians in 2008, City Blossoms originated as a response to a lack of access to green space for underserved children in Washington, DC. With community input, City Blossoms built green spaces across the District where children could explore and engage directly with the outdoors as stewards and leaders.
Today, the majority of its original spaces are still in use and have evolved into learning and play areas where children engage with concepts such as pollination, water catchment, composting, plant cycles, and edible organic gardening. Because its model for environmental education and equitable community building is community driven, it is scalable and adaptable.
The Garden’s Website: http://www.cityblossoms.org
Pure Farmland is growing
good across America
As one of the nation’s largest makers of plant-based proteins, Pure Farmland understands that good things are grown from the ground up. We believe in growing everyone’s access to fresh, local produce—so we launched our Pure Growth Project in 2020 as way to support community gardens in neighborhoods and preserve essential farmland where America’s food is grown. So each time you try one of Pure Farmland’s delicious, plant-based meatballs, breakfast links or patties, dinner links, protein starters and more, you can feel good knowing that we’re growing something good, together.