VNMS Spring Forward – Connecticut Avenue Beautification Fundraiser
Spring Forward! Contribute and volunteer to help VNMS beautify Connecticut Avenue!
Join VNMS and local volunteer and Master Gardener, Kathy Sykes for a community beautification, socially distanced volunteer opportunity – our Spring Forward bulb planting along the commercial corridor of Connecticut Ave from Van Ness Street to Nebraska Avenue.
Due to the overwhelming popularity – – and beautiful results from last year’s spring bulb planting, we’ve decided to not only do it again this year — but to double our efforts. We will plant at least 1000 tulip, snowdrop, crocus, and daffodil bulbs in 61 tree boxes!
However, unlike last year, our budget does not provide funds for this year’s event so we’re turning to our supportive community in hopes of receiving enough donations to make this project possible. Here are ways you can contribute:
+ Flower Box Sponsor. Suggested donation $100. Sponsor one of our 61 tree boxes. We’ll place a sign of thanks in your plot this spring! Come out to plant your plot or leave it to our volunteers.
+ Flower Bulb Sponsor. Suggested donation $50. Each $50 donation allows us to purchase 7-8 bags of bulbs.
+ Petal Power Sponsor. Suggested donation $25. Small donations add up to making this project possible!
+ Socially Distanced On-site Volunteers.
Every Saturday and Sunday until Nov 8th. 11am – 2pm. Come for an hour or stay for all 3!
Make your secure donation to support this project here:
If you need to reach us on planting day, please send a text to 202-421-7825. In the event of rain, volunteer shifts will take place on the next planting day. Please reach out with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 4-weekend long project is great for all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Planting supplies will be provided but please bring your own gardening gloves, bottles of water and favorite gardening tools if you have them.
*This event takes place outside. Masks must be worn at all times and non-household sharing participants must remain 6′ apart.