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. We strive to spark a lifelong love of science that grows beyond the classroom and instills passion in science, personal and community health, and nutrition. 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, although we welcome anyone and everyone to our Demonstration Garden who wishes to learn.
Our Primary Goals are:
Ignite in youth a curiosity about science and food through connecting with the natural world;
Enable schools to use the garden to teach about science and health; and
Support youth in developing their voice and skills to be advocates for environmental stewardship and community health.
To learn more about visiting the Demonstration Garden, please click here.
See our progress HERE