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Project Garden Bed-Head

March 17, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Washington Youth Garden

3501 New York Ave NE
Washington D.C., DC 20002

Contact :

Quinton Goffinett
(970) 676-8017
Join DC 5th Platoon and the Washington Youth Garden as we shake off the winter cold and get the Youth Garden ready for the vast pastures of spring!

DC's very own Washington Youth Garden (WYG) uses the garden cycle as a tool to enrich science learning, inspire environmental stewardship and cultivate healthy food choices in youth and families. Nestled in the southern section of the National Arboretum, the WYG was created to teach children horticultural skills and environmental awareness, as well as life skills like team building and personal responsibility.

With their unique hands-on programs and numerous community and school partnerships, the WYG uses an environmental focus to include nutrition and cooking education to promote healthy lifestyles through gardening. In 2001, the WYG began a successful collaboration with DC Public Schools to deliver their Garden Science program. The Garden Science program increases the capacity of teachers through providing free science enrichment and nutrition education to elementary students, which meets the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) standards.

When DC 5th platoon arrives on scene, our main focus of this project will be horticultural: waking the garden from its winter slumber. We will also have fence fortification, grounds improvements, and a build project on the agenda. Chances are, we'll have a project that is right for you.

**Emphasis: Kids are HIGHLY encouraged to participate on this project.

What To Wear :

Spring layers -- clothes that work as hard as you do.

What To Bring :

A water bottle, kids, friends, and the FUN. Dogs are good-to-go as well -- just be prepared to leash them.

Parking :

On site.

Inclement Weather Plan :

There are rain shelters on site -- alternate service date is established should we need to cancel.