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3501 New York Ave NE
Washington, DC, 20002
United States




Washington Youth Garden nurtures curious minds and healthy bodies by connecting youth to food, the land, and each other. We strive to spark a lifelong love of nature 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.

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Washington Youth Garden is under the 501(c)3 Friends of the National Arboretum with support from the U.S. National Arboretum