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.
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!
farm to school
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.
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.