Two beautification efforts scheduled in Germantown on Saturday

Two events are planned to continue greening the Germantown neighborhood this weekend.

On Saturday afternoon, the Friends of Vernon Park group will host a “Garden Festival” at the park located in central Germantown.

Germantown Garden Festival

The event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the park located on the 5800 block of Germantown Ave.

There, the group will plant a new garden on the park’s Greene Street side, give tours of the rain garden near Center in the Park and offer workshops including “Moss Graffiti” (1:30 p.m.), “From Seed to Transplant” (2 p.m.) and “Urban Gardening” (3 p.m.).

Attendees are urged to “bring your own picnic” to the gathering which will also feature face painting and a plant-and-seed swap.

More information is available on the Friends of Vernon Park website.

Grow This Block 3

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the West Rockland Street Project will continue its neighborhood-gardening experiment with a plant store, tending to sidewalk planters (“you do not have to be a regular gardener or have a green thumb”) and more.

“This year, residents and volunteers will plant annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs, veggies and even fruit,” the event’s website reads. “All residents will have the opportunity to make a sidewalk planter, add new plants to their gardens, build entirely new gardens, in yards or in containers, hanging planters and pots.

“Everyone is encouraged to get involved in this block-wide planting day, even first-time gardeners.”

For more information, visit the Rockland Street Project’s website.

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