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How We Provide

We lessen household food insecurity, strengthen community self-reliance and increase our children’s ability to grow and learn through growing and distributing healthy produce.

 
 
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Cornerstone
garden elective

Every Friday afternoon we farm with Cornerstone High Schoolers! Acitivites involve journaling for reflection, engineering  farm equipment, gardening. We love working with Cornerstone students and we learn so much from their curiosity as well!

 

 
Our students had the opportunity to partake in creating their own salad blends in which included both greens and fruits. They shared with us that they were going to go home and show their parents how to mix different types of vegetables and fruits and how to safely cut food. After returning to their school, they did a better job in separating out the food and trash to help support composting. The best part is that [DC Urbangreens is] right here in their very own community!”
— Johannah Williams, Moten Elementary School
 
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farm to school
field trips

Education is ingrained in our farms-we like to think of our farm as an outdoor classroom. We are Farm to School Approved! Farm To School field trips include interactive activities, scavenger hunts, engaging educational experiences, hands-on learning, and meaningful reflection. Our field trips encompass all parts of the farm from our seedlings, to our plants, to our compost and pollination garden. We also have conversations about food justice and food deserts.

 

 

 

 

What to know before

  • Groups are 10-15 children. We do accomodate larger groups with chaperones. 
  • Typically an hour long. Option to extend if students wish to volunteer in the garden.
  • $10/child. This charge is waived if participating in free/reduced school lunches. Costs include materials needed for field trip and labor costs to run event.

Come join us for fun on the farm!

 
 
 

Did You Know?

It has been repeatedly shown that garden-enhanced nutrition education has a positive effect on children's fruit and vegetable choices and intake.

 
 
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Youth Summer employment program

Every summer we are a job placement host site for DC youth to work 5 days a week through a program called YSEP. We believe it is incredibly important to train youth in urban farming and provide them with job skills they can use for following employment opportunities.


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