Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Garden Science

As the fall winds down, we start gearing for Garden Science, our winter program. Garden Science brings us into local DC elementary schools, where we teach an eight week curriculum of garden-based environmental and nutrition education. After being in the classroom, we help to install edible schoolyard gardens and host all students out in the youth garden come spring.

We are looking for dedicated volunteers and an intern to assist with this program. Please contact for details.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Taste of Stokes

On the Saturday before Halloween, our Garden Science partner school Elsie Whitlow Stokes held a fall celebration of food. The theme was "Food is..." with fantastic interactive stations that filled in that phrase - like "Food is Math", "Food is Art", "Food is Exercise", "Food is Adventure". There was tons of excellent and healthy food to taste and lots of fun activities based around healthy eating and exercising for all the kiddos in costumes.

For our part, the Washington Youth Garden planted garlic and grilled up some garlic bread.
Chris and Kaifa prep the raised bed for planting. Garlic is planted in mid-late fall and harvested late spring - summer.

WYG volunteer Lisa and Calvin chopping garlic.

Lots of garlic!

Chris planting garlic with a ghost, an astronaut, and spiderman.

Past Growing Food, Growing Together participant, Pat, along with WYG volunteer Alka

WYG staff with Corn Lady