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Washington Youth Garden

April Martin


On a blustery fall day not so long ago, two Washington Youth Garden staff played and learned with other DC garden educators at Stoddert Elementary School’s outdoor classroom. In an all-day workshop with the Executive Director of Life Lab, one of the nation’s leading garden education programs, we discussed best practices and participated in a variety of indoor and outdoor lessons.

The training was hosted by the Growing Garden Teachers Series, a program of DC Greens in collaboration with OSSE on the final day of DC’s Growing Healthy Schools Week.

Two of WYG’s partner schools were also proud participants in Growing Healthy Schools week. The new outdoor garden classroom at John Burroughs Education Campus was featured on the annual DC School Garden Tour and Bethune Day Academy was recognized with a Best Sustained School Garden Honorable Mention.

For more information about the growing momentum growing around DC school gardens check out the DC Schoolyard Greening website.

**A big thanks to DC Greens’ Sarah Bernardi for the photos!