Every year (or so), the Bates Area Civic Association sponsors Flower Power 2010 – a beautification project for our East Shaw neighborhood. Visit https://batesareacivicassociation.org/flowerpower/ for more info and for the link to the nomination form.
How it works
Neighbors nominate their or their neighbors’ yards. The Flower Power Committee will narrow down the nominations, and on June 26, we will hold a Garden Walk where neighbors go to each of the nominated houses and vote for the most beautiful gardens. A recognition ceremony will be held at a subsequent Bates Area Civic Association meeting, and nominated yards will have a small marker that will proudly indicate their yard was selected.
If you’d like to participate in the Garden Tour on June 26, tickets for the walk will be sold for $5. The committee will also be seeking sponsorships from local businesses. Any funds raised will go into future community beautification efforts.
You can nominate yourself, your neighbor, or your whole block.
The categories this year are:
- Best Large/Medium Yard,
- Best Small Yard,
- Best Back Yard, and
- Best Block
The idea is that we work individually and as a community to make our East Shaw neighborhood beautiful and in the process we work with and get to know our neighbors. We hope you’ll participate.
Please click here to fill out the nomination form.
What prizes are available?
Well, along the way, we get the prize of finding a more beutiful neighborhood and getting to know more neighbors, helping someone else prettify their yard, and forming a tighter community. That’s a pretty big prize. And yes, there’ll also be recognition given for our category winners. This is TBD. Stay tuned.
Important events and dates
Saturday, June 5
- Flower Power Planting, Cleanup and Mulch Drop. 10-1pm. Starts at 1st and P St NW. We’ll be doing our monthly neighborhood clean up this day. We also have some funding from an ANC grant that is to be used in tree box areas only and we’ll be making plants available on this day. Also, to assist our efforts, DC Department of Public Works will be making compost available to our neighborhood on June 5. Adding just a couple of inches of compost to the soil will improve your plant’s health. Plants and Compost available at CAPCS-Armstrong School Grounds, starting at 10 a.m. Corner of P ST NW and First ST NW. Your recycling bin makes an easy container to transport the compost back to your home.
Monday, June 7, 2010
- Next Civic Association Meeting. 7 PM, Mt. Sinai Church (3rd ST NW and Q ST NW. At this meeting, we’ll be selling tickets for $5 for those that want to go on the Garden Walk, and giving more information on the Flower Power event.
- Deadline for Flower Power Nominations
Saturday, June 26
- Flower Power Garden Walk 3-5 p.m. Please volunteer to be a docent on the tour.
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