Working together to Cultivate Community

We are committed to helping grow our community in healthy, sustainable ways.  We partner with like-minded organizations to strengthen the future of our city and cultivate community.  Some of our notable collaborations include:

The Washington Center:

The Washington Center provides internship placements in the private, public, and non-profit sectors of Washington, DC. For 35 years, they have helped more than 50,000 students from the around the world gain valuable experience, leadership engagement skills to help strengthen students’ career prospects. Cultivate the City works with interns each semester, offering valuable, tailored hands-on experiences alongside unique educational and networking opportunities.

Hayes Senior Wellness Center:

The Hayes Senior Wellness Center is open to DC’s senior residents aged 60 years and older.  The center helps to maintain a mentally and physically active senior population. Cultivate the City offers various programming and workshops that engage and educate residents about urban farming. Workshops include lessons on urban farming and residents receive produce from the garden accompanied by recipe cards on how to prepare their harvest. Cultivate the City has taken on the management responsibilities of the center’s green spaces to develop an accessible urban garden for residents. 

So Others Might Eat (SOME):

So Others Might Eat is a community-based organization that meets the immediate and daily needs of the homeless and poor in our nation’s capitol. They serve with food, clothing, and healthcare, as they attempt to break the cycle of homelessness. SOME offers job training, affordable housing, addiction treatment, and counseling services. We donate most of our surplus produce to SOME and we hope to develop job training and the therapeutic programming with them in 2016. 


Just some of the organizations we work with:

  • Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region

  • Edgewood Gardens
  • JO Wilson PTA
  • Friends of JO
  • DC Greens
  • OSSE


Volunteers make Cultivate the City a viable and sustainable resource for our community.  Interested in joining us?




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