Friday, March 13, 2009

Welcome to our new blog!

Hello! We at the Washington Youth Garden are excited to have a new tool to play with! We hope that this blog will be fun and useful for our program participants, volunteers, and friends to both learn about what we do and to share your experiences at the youth garden.

Founded in 1971, WYG is one of the longest-running educational non-profit youth gardens in the country. Find out more about us on our website.

The primary goals of the program are to: a) educate youth about our relationships with food by understanding its nutritional value, health implications, cultural significance and from where it originates; b) connect children to the natural world as a learning resource and as a place for self exploration and personal growth; and c) develop, through specifically designed curriculum, interpersonal skills, awareness of civic responsibility, and the opportunity for strong family ties.

WYG is a project of the Friends of the National Arboretum and receives support from National Capital Area Federation of Garden Clubs, Slow Food DC and the U.S. National Arboretum.

Coming up soon will be more information about our programs and a look into what we have been up to over the last couple of months. Cute pictures of kids and vegetables guaranteed!

Thank you from the WYG staff,
Kaifa, Chris, and Kacie

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