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

202-245-2709

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Programs & Events Schedule

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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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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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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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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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Apr
17
1:00 PM13:00

Anacostia River Festival

The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the Anacostia River Festival, a premier event and official closing of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s Festival celebrates the river and connecting people to parks in recognition of the National Park Service’s Centennial. Activities include: hands-on art projects, fishing workshops, kayaking and canoeing, bike parades, drumming circles, trail rides, live music and performances, and other activities for people of all ages. Held in Anacostia Park, this free event encourages District residents and tourists alike to explore communities and parks east of the river. Metro: Anacostia Station (green line). Free shuttles will run from Anacostia and Eastern Market metro stations to the Festival site. Free bike valet.

Washington Youth Garden is only one of the organizations partnering this year, hosting an information tent about who we are, what we do, and with a couple fun things to share (games and smoothies, naturally!).



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Apr
9
10:00 AM10:00

FONA Event: Tomato Grafting Workshop

Location: United States National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002

Directions: Meet in the lobby of the Arboretum Administration Building

Description: Challenge your tomato yields to new heights this year and join FONA for a tomato grafting workshop. Garden enthusiast Andrew Robie will provide a hands-on workshop to teach you how to graft your own tomato plants. Fee: $15 ($12 FONA members). More details and tickets at www.tomatograft.brownpapertickets.com

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Apr
2
9:00 AM09:00

Garden 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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Mar
29
11:00 AM11:00

WYG's Chipotle Fundraiser

CAUSE AN EFFECT

Make eating a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Washington Youth Garden. Just come to any Washington DC Chipotle on Tuesday, March 29 from 11AM to 10PM. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you are supporting the cause to make sure 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Washington Youth Garden!

Want to help us but don't know where the nearest Chipotle location is to you?
 Don't worry, we've got you covered!

  • Woodley Park: 2600 Connecticut Ave NW
  • M Street: 19th and M St NW
  • Tenleytown: 4301 Wisconsin Ave., NW
  • Dupont Circle: 1629 Connecticut Ave NW
  • Chinatown (next to the Verizon Center)
  • Georgetown: M Street between Wisconsin and Potomac St
  • Union Station: West Hall
  • Union Station Food Court
  • Columbia Heights: 14th and Kenyon
  • Glover Park: 2338 Wisconsin Ave NW
  • CityVista: 5th and L St.
  • Cleveland Park: 3420 Connecticut Ave NW
  • Barracks Row (Eastern Market, 8th Street)
  • Rhode Island Row
  • GW: Mall at 2000 Pennsylvania Ave
  • Logan Circle (14th Street and P)
  • Howard University: Georgia Ave and Bryant St NW
  • Catholic University: Monroe St. and 7th St NE
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Feb
27
9:00 AM09:00

9th Annual Rooting DC

Directly from Rooting DC's website:

What is the Rooting DC forum?
Rooting DC is a FREE, all-day gardening forum that aims to provide education about urban food production and consumption, to cultivate health and preserve the environment. The program includes dozens of interactive workshops, cooking and food preservation demonstrations, and panel discussions focusing on youth gardening, nutrition, sustainable growing techniques, and healthy food access. The event also hosts 60+ green businesses and nonprofit from throughout the region at an information fair.

How much does it cost to attend?
Attendance is free! A donation of $10 is suggested.

Who’s organizing the conference?
Rooting DC is hosted by DC Greens. The event is collaboratively designed with representatives from Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, City Blossoms, Common Good City Farm, FRESHFARM Markets, Love & Carrots, and Three Part Harmony Farm.

 

WYG will have an informational table run by alumni from our Green Ambassadors Program. Be sure to stop by!

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