Connecticut Avenue is more beautiful – and more bee-friendly these days.
Van Ness Main Street and volunteers have spent the past six weekends cleaning up trash, sprucing up the I’m Eddie Cano/Rosemary Bistro Cafe streatery, placing plant-filled pots and planting hundreds of flowers in tree boxes.
There is one more flower planting event on Saturday, April 24th, from 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteers can sign up here to help Master Gardener Kathy Sykes plant native and other pollinator-friendly flowers in front of Italian Pizza Kitchen. Or donate here to help pay for the flowers and other Van Ness Main Street efforts.
Earth Week – and Van Ness Main Street’s Spring NOW campaign – will close with two tours of the Connecticut Avenue street gardens. Sykes will lead them both. The first tour, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 25th, is geared toward kids. Participants will learn the names and unique features of some native and perennial plants and their benefits to the environment. Children under 16 ($15) should be accompanied by an adult ($30). Register here. The proceeds support Van Ness Main Street’s efforts.
Then on Monday, April 26th at 7 p.m., is the street gardens tour for adults. Register here.
After that, Van Ness Main Street’s next events are its virtual annual meeting at 9 a.m. Friday, May 7th, and a small business celebration on Sunday, May 16th. As described in the latest VNMS newsletter, “Celebrate the Heart of Van Ness Main Street during National Small Business Month! 1-4pm. Save the date to stroll Van Ness, Wakefield and Forest Hills to enjoy food and drink specials, a Selfie Scavenger Hunt, sidewalk chalk art (for all ages), Barks & Brews, our new Spring NOW plantings and more!”
We’re invited to follow the event page for updates.
Forest Hills Connection is a program of Van Ness Main Street.