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.
Welcome to the blog of the Washington Youth Garden. Founded in 1971, we are one of the longest standing educational youth gardens in the country. We are located at the U.S. National Arboretum - 446 acres of green delight located a few miles from the Capitol in Northeast DC.
We have lots going on in the garden and would love to share that with you. Warning: this blog contains many, many pictures of cute kids with vegetables.
Learn more about our exciting programs at www.washingtonyouthgarden.org