Garden Fest Celebrates Community Gardens Against Gun Violence

By Southwester Staff  This Earth Day, GOODProjects, the Southwest Resident Council Presidents, Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID), the DC Housing Authority and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation hosted Southwest Garden Fest, a community event celebrating the reopening of the Southwest Peace Gardens for the season.  The festival included food, live music, an all-levels […]

Peace Gardens Reopen for Season

By Southwester Staff On the sunny afternoon of April 22, the Southwest Peace Gardens officially reopened for the season. The event was marked by the Southwest Garden Fest, a neighborhood block party hosted by GOODProjects and the Southwest Business Improvement District (SWBID) that included food, music, guided meditations, community input for additional public art installations […]

Southwest Peace Gardens Open With Community Celebration

  By Melissa Silverman  On October 7, three new Peace Gardens opened in Southwest DC with the intention of preventing future gun violence while honoring lives previously lost. The gardens include dedicated spaces for contemplation and remembrance, as well as a range of activities for young people, including community service, recreation and social events.  The […]