welcome to the Washington Youth garden!
The Washington Youth Garden uses the garden cycle as a tool to enrich science learning, inspire environmental stewardship and cultivate healthy food choices in youth and families. Through this approach, we hope to spark a lifelong love of science that grows beyond the classroom and inspires careers in science, health and nutrition. The Washington Youth Garden is a program of the Friends of the National Arboretum with support from the U.S. National Arboretum, and primarily serves under-served, low-income schools and families northeast of the Capitol.
In 2016 we are celebrating our 45th year Anniversary! Celebrate with us by attending our celebration events starting this spring.
Our Primary Goals are:
- Educate youth about our relationships with food by understanding its nutritional value, health implications, cultural significance and from where it originates.
- Connect children to the natural world as a learning resource and as a place for self exploration and personal growth.
- Develop through specifically designed curriculum, interpersonal skills, awareness of civic responsibility, and the opportunity for strong family ties.