Members of HeightsNEXT and the Columbia Heights Farmers Market met on May 25th to discuss the possibility of a merger. It was a good, candid conversation. We had a very talented volunteer mediator on hand to guide the discussion. After careful deliberation, all attendees voted unanimously to merge the organizations.

The new organization will retain the HeightsNEXT name, but it will operate in a new manner. HeightsNEXT will be the umbrella organization and the Farmers Market, the Education Program (which is in the works), and the HeightsNEXT events/committees will be under the umbrella.

Within the past few days the appropriate paperwork was filed and approved, and HeightsNEXT is now officially incorporated as a 501(c)3! We are very excited about the possibilities this non-profit status will bring to our group.

To celebrate the evolution of HeightsNEXT we are having a summer picnic! Please read on for more information about our upcoming Picnic, Garden Tour, and Dog Day Afternoon.

Thank you for your interest in HeightsNEXT!