SW Gardens Plants New Initiatives in 2021

By Pamela McKinney  Southwest Community Gardens (SW Gardens) was founded in 2013 to create a space where neighbors can connect with one another in a hands-on, peaceful, and respectful environment around the activity of growing produce. Since the beginning, we have maintained 10 communal plots that allow anyone in the community to participate in growing […]

Banneker Park Undergoes a Major Facelift

By Matt Koehler Towards the end of January, Southwesters likely noticed that the trees around Banneker Fountain at L’Enfant Plaza had been cut down. The Southwester noticed the community chatter, so we looked into it to find some answers.  Banneker Park and Fountain are getting a much needed upgrade, which should be completed early next […]

“Hybrid” Cherry Blossom Festival Underway In DC

By Southwester Staff An oft-repeated pandemic refrain is “the coronavirus doesn’t care” about various phenomena like borders, the NCAA basketball tournament, campaign rallies, and so on. In DC, we might say cherry trees “don’t care” about the pandemic.  At the time we wrote this piece, the cherry blossoms had started blooming, and planning for the […]

Stepping Up to Help Neighbors

By Southwester Staff Although there is no denying that it has been a tough year for Southwest residents, the community can be grateful for the many local organizations working to bring assistance and comfort to the neighborhood. The Friends of Southwest DC’s annual report, just released, highlights its support to community organizations that have worked […]