Please note that all gardeners MUST have their plots clear by December 1st, so that the park's staff can re-grade and till the area in the spring! Please click here for more information.
Interested in obtaining a garden plot for the upcoming season?
Then you must attend one of the mandatory meetings Garden Orientation Course at the Fort Dupont Activity Center. After the class you can register for a plot for the 2014 and 2015 garden seasons. The following is a list for the upcoming 2014 Garden Orientation Courses:
Anyone who fails to present a photo ID will not be assigned a garden plot at the meeting. Plots are assigned one per person. Plots are assigned only to persons 18 years old or older, and there will be a limit of 2 plots per address.
Special Use Permits for Gardens
The National Park Service strives to create partnerships in order to benefit the parks and to better serve the public who visit the parks. We desire to create partnerships at Fort Dupont:
The park is creating an area in the garden (currently "C") where the park will have a demonstration organic garden for educational programs.
The park will make available, by special use permit, multiple plots (more than 2) through an application process that will be described in this letter. All special use permit holders will be located in the lower garden area ("C garden). Preference will be given to groups that can demonstrate that their goals align with the park's goals. The established goals are as follows:
Special use permits to hold more than 2 plots in the garden may be obtained by submitting a brief application proposal to the site manager.
Proposals should include the following:
Organization Representative/ contact for this project
501c3 Certification and/or documentation that demonstrates group is in the process of obtaining their 501c3
Organization's Mission Statement
Number of 20' x 25' plots your group is requesting for 2012/2013 Gardening Season
We look forward to working with you for the 2014 garden season.
Did You Know?
The design for the Defenses of Washington was based on a textbook published in 1836 called A TREATISE ON FIELD FORTIFICATIONS, by Dennis Hart Mahan. Mahan was a professor of civil and military engineering at West Point.