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

202-245-2709

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Programs & Events Schedule


Rooting DC
Mar
3
9:00 AM09:00

Rooting DC

Rooting DC is a FREE registration required, all-day urban gardening forum that provides education about urban agriculture and food systems, cultivates health and protection of the environment, and builds community.

Washington Youth Garden will be leading two workshops:

  • Learning Through Play in the Garden (10:00-11:00 am)
  • Buggin Out! Pest ID and Organic Solutions (1:45-2:45 pm)

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This Cider's on Fire Workshop
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

This Cider's on Fire Workshop

Washington Youth Garden is hosting three winter workshops over the course of the season. Join us for our first workshop, This Cider's On Fire - a fire cider making workshop. The workshop will be held at the US National Arboretum on January 21 from 10AM -12PM. 

Kick your winter cold by learning how to make a great natural remedy. You'll even get to take home a sample. The workshop will be lead by a WYG staff member. The workshop has a suggested donation of $10. 

Register HERE - http://www.washingtonyouthgarden.org/workshops/

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5th Annual Garlic Planting Party
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

5th Annual Garlic Planting Party

Join us at Washington Youth Garden on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am - 1 pm for our 5th Annual Garlic Planting Party! At this family-friendly autumn extravaganza you can expect delicious fall themed food, music, face-painting, garden adventures, games, and of course, garlic planting!  We can't wait to see your family in your costumes for a day of fun in the garden! It's FREE! 

All are welcome and no registration is required. Come one, come all, meet our staff and participants and celebrate the changing of the seasons in one of the most beautiful locations in Washington, D.C.

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4th Annual Strolling Supper
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

4th Annual Strolling Supper

The Washington Youth Garden’s Strolling Supper will celebrate its 45 years of work with the Washington, DC community, and feature great food from local chefs and restaurants, live music, and fresh recipes from the Washington Youth Garden, a silent auction, and much more.


This event is a way to engage and connect with our community, reach new volunteers and supporters, as well as share and highlight our programs and initiatives to make the communities we serve healthier. To ensure the event’s success and continue our work serving thousands of youth and families in the D.C. area.


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October - LAST New Volunteer Orientation
Oct
1
9:00 AM09:00

October - LAST New Volunteer Orientation

Volunteering with Washington Youth Garden is a rewarding experience. You don't need to have experience, but you must be willing to make friends with the soil and the bugs! Our volunteers strive to work in the garden 3 hours/week on various organic gardening tasks, such as weeding, planting, pruning, mulching, and pest control. All interested individuals are required to complete a Washington Youth Garden orientation before volunteering. 

Volunteer Days and Times:

  • Every Saturday April-October, 9AM-noon
  • Every Tuesday March-November, 9AM-noon
  • Orientations are the first Saturday of the month, April-October

Please contact our Garden Manager, Jake Dacks, at volunteer@washingtonyouthgarden.org with the Subject: Volunteering with Washington Youth Garden to sign up for an orientation and start!

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September - New Volunteer Orientation
Sep
10
9:00 AM09:00

September - New Volunteer Orientation

Volunteering with the Washington Youth Garden is a rewarding experience. You don't need to have experience, but you must be willing to make friends with the soil and the bugs! Our volunteers strive to work in the garden 3 hours/week on various organic gardening tasks, such as weeding, planting, pruning, mulching, and pest control. All interested individuals are required to complete a Washington Youth Garden orientation before volunteering. 

Volunteer Days and Times:

  • Every Saturday April-October, 9AM-noon
  • Every Tuesday March-November, 9AM-noon
  • Orientations are (usually) the first Saturday of the month, April-October

Please contact the Garden Manager, Farmer Jake, at volunteer@washingtonyouthgarden.org with the Subject:Volunteering with Washington Youth Garden to sign up for an orientation and start!

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September - SPROUT Orientation
Sep
10
9:00 AM09:00

September - SPROUT Orientation

We are looking for individuals with some education, gardening, or science background to help with our educational programs. This is a great opportunity to learn how to facilitate hands-on nutrition and garden science lessons in a garden setting.

For full information about volunteering or interning with kids participating in our field trip program (SPROUT) check out this flyer. If you are interested in volunteering with field trips, please complete this application form. If you are interested in volunteering with our school gardens, please complete this application formNote: both of these positions require weekday availability.

Contact education@washingtonyouthgarden.org for more information about volunteering with field trips and school garden programs.

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August - New Volunteer Orientation
Aug
6
9:00 AM09:00

August - New Volunteer Orientation

Volunteering with the Washington Youth Garden is a rewarding experience. You don't need to have experience, but you must be willing to make friends with the soil and the bugs! Our volunteers strive to work in the garden 3 hours/week on various organic gardening tasks, such as weeding, planting, pruning, mulching, and pest control. All interested individuals are required to complete a Washington Youth Garden orientation before volunteering. 

Volunteer Days and Times:

  • Every Saturday April-October, 9AM-noon
  • Every Tuesday March-November, 9AM-noon
  • Orientations are (usually) the first Saturday of the month, April-October

Please contact the Garden Manager, Farmer Jake, at volunteer@washingtonyouthgarden.org with the Subject:Volunteering with Washington Youth Garden to sign up for an orientation and start!

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Summer Evenings in the Meadow - Celerating our 45th with music!
Jul
14
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Evenings in the Meadow - Celerating our 45th with music!

Help Washington Youth Garden celebrate their 45th Anniversary with the Band Rocknoceros and Free Popsicles on July 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Join us for a kids concert (and for kids at heart!) and help us celebrate WYG's 45th Anniversary!


Music in the Meadow returns Thursday, July 14, and and we're kicking off with Rocknoceros! Rocknoceros, featuring Coach, Williebob, and Boogie Bennie, entertain tens of thousands of fans throughout the country and have gained national recognition. We will have free popsicles to help celebrate the Washington Youth Garden's 45th Anniversary. Pack a picnic, bring your lawn chair and blanket, and enjoy a summer evening at the Arboretum. Click here for more information on the 2016 Summer Concert Series. 
Admission is free, but please email cbroderick@fona.org to RSVP.

Sorry, dogs and alcohol are not permitted. There will not be a rain date. Please enter through the R Street NE Gate (GPS 2400 R Street, NE Washington DC 20002) and head to the Great Meadow.
 

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July - New Volunteer Orientation
Jul
9
9:00 AM09:00

July - New Volunteer Orientation

Volunteering with the Washington Youth Garden is a rewarding experience. You don't need to have experience, but you must be willing to make friends with the soil and the bugs! Our volunteers strive to work in the garden 3 hours/week on various organic gardening tasks, such as weeding, planting, pruning, mulching, and pest control. All interested individuals are required to complete a Washington Youth Garden orientation before volunteering. 

Volunteer Days and Times:

  • Every Saturday April-October, 9AM-noon
  • Every Tuesday March-November, 9AM-noon
  • Orientations are (usually) the first Saturday of the month, April-October

Please contact the Garden Manager, Farmer Jake, at volunteer@washingtonyouthgarden.org with the Subject:Volunteering with Washington Youth Garden to sign up for an orientation and start!

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Garden Party - Brunch at the Youth Garden
Jun
25
11:00 AM11:00

Garden Party - Brunch at the Youth Garden

WYG invites you to celebrate 45 years of growing gardens and supporting healthy families in Washington, DC. Enjoy a summer brunch at the garden with games for the kids and kids at heart, garden tips and tours of the Demonstration Garden, plus yummy delights and recipes from WYG staff and volunteers.

For more information, visit the Garden Party's event page!

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June - SPROUT Volunteer Orientation
Jun
18
9:00 AM09:00

June - SPROUT Volunteer Orientation

We are looking for individuals with some education, gardening, or science background to help with our educational programs. This is a great opportunity to learn how to facilitate hands-on nutrition and garden science lessons in a garden setting.

For full information about volunteering or interning with kids participating in our field trip program (SPROUT) check out this flyer. If you are interested in volunteering with field trips, please complete this application form. If you are interested in volunteering with our school gardens, please complete this application form.  Note: both of these positions require weekday availability.

Contact education@washingtonyouthgarden.org for more information about volunteering with field trips and school garden programs.

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June - New Volunteer Orientation
Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

June - New Volunteer Orientation

Volunteering with the Washington Youth Garden is a rewarding experience. You don't need to have experience, but you must be willing to make friends with the soil and the bugs! Our volunteers strive to work in the garden 3 hours/week on various organic gardening tasks, such as weeding, planting, pruning, mulching, and pest control. All interested individuals are required to complete a Washington Youth Garden orientation before volunteering. 

Volunteer Days and Times:

  • Every Saturday April-October, 9AM-noon
  • Every Tuesday March-November, 9AM-noon
  • Orientations are (usually) the first Saturday of the month, April-October

Please contact the Garden Coordinator at volunteer@washingtonyouthgarden.org with the Subject:Volunteering with The Washington Youth Garden to sign up for an orientation and start!

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2016 Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit
May
20
9:00 AM09:00

2016 Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit

For students in grades 4-8 and their teachers.

The Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit is a city-wide showcase that spotlights youth voice, demonstrates environmental literacy, and encourages stewardship for the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.

By exemplifying an ethic of stewardship and responsible action, the Anacostia Environmental Youth Summit emphasizes youth leadership and innovation. Each year, approximately 400 District students are invited to attend this outdoor event, where they interact with environmental educators from numerous public and private organizations and engage in hands-on learning experiences.

In 2016, the following exciting presentations are planned:

  • Citizen science BioBlitz activity
  • Ceremonial tree planting for National Parks Service’s Centennial
  • Student presentations for the Caring for Our Watershed competition
  • Interpretive boat rides on the Anacostia River with the Anacostia Watershed Society, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Anacostia RiverKeeper
  • More than 20 environmental activity stations

Location: Anacostia Park, SE DC, near the skating pavilion on Anacostia Drive.

 

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May - New Volunteer Orientation
May
7
9:00 AM09:00

May - New Volunteer Orientation

Volunteering with the Washington Youth Garden is a rewarding experience. You don't need to have experience, but you must be willing to make friends with the soil and the bugs! Our volunteers strive to work in the garden 3 hours/week on various organic gardening tasks, such as weeding, planting, pruning, mulching, and pest control. All interested individuals are required to complete a Washington Youth Garden orientation before volunteering. 

Volunteer Days and Times:

  • Every Saturday April-October, 9AM-noon
  • Every Tuesday March-November, 9AM-noon
  • Orientations are the first Saturday of the month, April-October

Please contact the Garden Coordinator at volunteer@washingtonyouthgarden.org with the Subject:Volunteering with The Washington Youth Garden to sign up for an orientation and start!

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Apr
29
to Apr 30

FONA Garden Fair and Plant Sale

Dates and times: April 29, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, April 30, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Note new location: Grove of State Trees parking lot, United States National Arboretum

Description: The annual Garden Fair & Plant Sale features new, rare, and hard-to-find plants, garden supply vendors, books, children's activities, refreshments, entertainment, and more. Bring your garden questions to National Arboretum staff members for expert advice. Call FONA at 202-544-8733 for more information. Free admission.


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Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

Arbor Fest - Workshops and Reception

Arbor Fest- Workshops and Reception

Washington Youth Garden presents Arbor Fest- a daylong conference on environmental-related issues impacting Washington DC residents. Panel discussions, workshops, and cultural programming efforts will be followed with an evening reception in the Herb Garden.

To learn more about this event, click here.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Earth Day Celebration at the U.S. Botanic Garden
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Earth Day Celebration at the U.S. Botanic Garden

Washington Youth Garden will be celebrating Earth Day at the U.S. Botanic Garden this Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come enjoy engaging hands-on activities (we're making seed necklaces!) and meet with representatives of environmental organizations from throughout the region.

Drop by and learn all the ways that you can make the planet a healthier place and become a more active steward of the plants that support life on earth!

For more information, click here: https://www.usbg.gov/events/2016/02/22/open-house-celebrate-earth-day

 

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