The fantastic DC Farm to School Network put together a local food celebration called "Strawberries and Salad Greens". Schools across the District of Columbia were served fresh, locally-grown strawberries and salad greens in their school lunches. Educational materials like food miles posters and maps of where the strawberries and salad greens came from were displayed in the cafeteria.
The WYG participated by hosting a class from Center City Public Charter School, Capitol Hill campus. We harvested strawberries and greens from the youth garden with the students. Some students washed and cut the strawberries while others washed and spun dry the salad greens. Then we made our own salad dressing with some olive oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper. We added some parmesan cheese and some onions from the garden - and, ta-da, a delicious strawberry salad!
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