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3501 New York Ave NE
Washington, DC, 20002
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Washington Youth Garden

Rejuvenated at Rooting DC 2013!

April Martin

It’s not every day that the Washington Youth Garden (WYG) staff gets to hang out with hundreds of people that are passionate about urban gardening in DC! It’s like a professional development spa…or a cup of motivational coffee…or maybe just a great event!

But we weren’t just there observing and learning, we were giving, too.  Here’s a little taste of what WYG was up to and how you can access the information we shared.

  • Anna, our Education Manager, charmed the crowd with a speed version of our 8-week, 3rd grade level Garden Science curriculum.  She had people acting out plant parts, dissecting flowers, sorting seeds and so much more.  I’m not sure any seminar had more laughter spilling out the door.  Her presentation was very hands on, so please be in touch with us directly if you want access to the curriculum or to volunteer and observe a Garden Science class yourself!

  • Nadia, our Garden Manager, had a packed out classroom for her thorough DIY presentation about “Elements of Garden Design.”  Access her amazing presentation here - complete with beautiful photographs.

  • I drew on a season of field trip coordination and many more seasons of teaching experience to share some tips for theming your garden for youth education.  My presentation is available here.

If you weren’t there this year, don’t miss Rooting DC 2014.  We’ll see you there!

- Charla