I have a little bit of a green thumb. Don't worry, it's not a medical condition. I just like to garden. I lived in apartment for several years and now own a house with no yard to garden in, so I've turned to community gardens as a way to garden and raise my own food without having a yard.
I first tried out a community garden in College Park near the Home Depot on Cherry Hill Road. It didn't work out well for me - I had to drive there from Silver Spring and they didn't have a water source so I had to carry in jugs of water (not fun). This year, I'm in my second season of gardening in a community garden near Fort Totten. It's kind of a long drive from Wheaton, but I can hop off the metro at Fort Totten on my way home from work and walk to the garden, so that's nice.
What would be even nicer is a community garden in Wheaton. I emailed two people with the county parks and recreation department that are working on new community gardens (David Vismara and Ursula Sabia Sukinik) to ask if any plans are in the works. According to David, there is a lack of unused open space in the neighborhood, especially land owned by the county. He did also say that suggestions for locations are welcome. In the meantime, if you want to be added to the waiting list of a community garden elsewhere in the county, email Ursula, who is the coordination for the community garden program. Her email address is Ursula dot SabinaSukinik at mncppc-mc.org. If you have any ideas for possible community garden locations, let me know!
Some cherry tomatoes starting to grow on one of my plants.