Individual Workshops (Food Access)

Looking for a unique way to spend an afternoon? Consider attending one of the many fun and informative workshops offered by DC-area organizations and businesses. All of the organizations below offer individual, standalong classes (or aka workshops), many of which are free!

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

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Arcadia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable local food system in the Washington, DC area. Based on the historic grounds of Woodlawn Estate in Alexandria, VA, Arcadia manages four distinct program areas which include Arcadia Farm, Farm to School, Mobile Market, and Food Hub.

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Arlington Food Assistance Center

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Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) is a community-based non-profit that provides supplemental groceries to residents of Arlington in need. AFAC remains dedicated to its simple but critical mission of obtaining and distributing groceries, directly and free of charge, to people living in Arlington who cannot afford to purchase enough food to meet their basic needs.

Arlington Food Assistance Center

Centro Ashé

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Centro Ashé is a community rooted education center, farmstead, and medicinal plant sanctuary in Southern Maryland just south of Washington DC as well as Talamanca, Costa Rica. It seeks to engage community through organizing educational activities that celebrate the art, tradition, and culture of herbalism, and that cultivate meaningful connections with the earth and each other.

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Chesapeake Foodshed Network

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The Chesapeake Foodshed Network catalyzes connections and collaborations that build a sustainable, resilient, inclusive, and equitable regional food system in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Chesapeake Foodshed Network

Chesapeake Herb Gathering

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The Chesapeake Herb Gathering is an annual event organized by Centro Ashé bringing together inter-generational herbal, land-based, and healing communities to​ celebrate our stories, our knowledge, our culture and traditions.

Chesapeake Herb Gathering

Common Good City Farm

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Common Good City Farm’s programs provide hands-on training in food production, healthy eating and environmental sustainability. The Farm itself serves as a demonstration site to individuals, organizations and government agencies in the DC Metro area. The site and our programs integrate people of all ages, classes and races to create vibrant and safe communities.

Common Good City Farm

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Creative Community Builders, LLC

Creative Community Builders is a Civic & Social organization facilitating community engagement and creative strategic planning. We are rooted in supporting the development of sustainable communities through creative relationship building and mindful resource connections. We aim to build a network of communities that co-create thriving, sustainable support systems through community-led initiatives, sustainable practices and intentional community building practices.

Creative Community Builders, LLC

Cultivate the City

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Cultivate the City is urban farmers working to feed families & communities with pesticide-free, locally-grown food by growing vertically. It was created to inspire healthy and sustainable living by empowering communities with tools and training for urban agriculture.

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DPR Urban Garden Division

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DC Parks and Rec (DPR) Urban Garden Division works with communities across the District to establish urban Ag projects (currently 31 community gardens and 5 non profit production farms) and urban ag support systems such as a urban garden education program offering over a 100 free classes, a citywide critter proof community compost cooperative iniitiative, a garden toolshare, a greenhouse coop, tree planting intiatives and an urban bee program.

DPR Urban Garden Division

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ECO City Farms

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ECO City Farms is an educational, non-profit organization located in Prince George’s County, Maryland designed to serve as a prototype for sustainable local urban farming. Currently, they operate two farms in Maryland, offer training classes and have a CSA with Certified Naturally Grown produce.

ECO City Farms

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Eco Tone Coop

Ecotone Workers Coop is worker-owned effort to build capacity for the environment!

EcoHermanas

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EcoHermanas is a community of women that weaves and reconnects communities to Mother Earth. Together we create a bold sisterhood culture of awareness, energy, and flow around place-based environmental issues, cultivating community and contributing to the greater co-fulfillment of our potential as a whole. We value a deep respect for the Rights of Mother Earth and engage in projects that promote:

EcoHermanas

Hill Center

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Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital is a Vibrant Home for Culture, Education and City Life on Capitol Hill. A professional demonstration cooking kitchen, state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities, and wireless Internet access support Hill Center’s wide assortment of classes, programs, readings, film screenings, musical performances, in addition to office space rentals for non-profits.

Hill Center

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Knowledge Commons DC (KCDC)

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Knowledge Commons DC is a free school for thinkers, doers, and tinkerers — taught anywhere, by anyone, for everyone.

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Leafyhead Lotions & Potions

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Farm to face: All-natural lotions & potions, locally grown & made in small batches with love in Bloomingdale, DC.

Leafyhead Lotions & Potions

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Little Red Bird Botanicals

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Little Red Bird Botanicals offers the expertise of Holly Poole-Kavana, an herbalist working with clients on specific health issues and helping to deepen their connection to, and awareness of, healing plants. The company provides herbal consultations, plant walks, events and classes, and an herbal CSA.

Little Red Bird Botanicals

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NAACP Health Program

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The NAACP DC Branch is implementing a 12-month Health Program to empower African-American women to adopt healthy lifestyles through gardening, cooking, healthy eating and physical activity. This Health Program will include monthly nutrition educational activities, fitness programs and online health coaching from May 2016 through May 2017.

NAACP Health Program

OSSE School Garden Program

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The DC Office of State Superintendent of Education’s School Gardens Program team assists schools in building and maintaining school gardens and provides training and technical assistance to teachers in utilizing school gardens as a teaching tool The SGP also oversees the administration of the DC School Garden Grant and assists in the planning and implementation of District-wide events such as Growing Healthy Schools Week and Strawberries and Salad Greens Day.

OSSE School Garden Program

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Rooting DC

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For the past nine years, the Rooting DC forum has been the central meeting ground for individuals and nonprofits looking to grow a healthier food system in the nation’s capital. What started as a small gathering of like-minded urban gardeners in 2007, has grown into an annual event with more than 1200 individual attendees from across the city, and more than 60 local nonprofits and urban farm collectives sharing their knowledge and learning from one another.

Rooting DC

Slow Food DC

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Slow Food DC is the DC chapter of Slow Food USA. Slow Food is an educational organization dedicated to stewardship of the land and ecologically sound food production.

Slow Food DC

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Soilful City

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Soilful is a space dedicated to connecting humans to nature through information, ideas, and people in urban environments. Creating Leadership through the wisdom of nature.

Soilful City

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The Emergence Community Arts Collective

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The ECAC builds on the strengths of the community by providing informal and formal gathering space, capturing neighborhood history, engaging new and old residents in civic discourse, and reconnecting the generations of residents.

The Emergence Community Arts Collective

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THEARC Farm

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THEARC FARM is an urban farm operating as a community project of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR) and developed to involve our community in nature, nutrition, and healthy eating. During the summer and fall months, THEARC’s farm provides affordable, organic fruits and vegetables the community through our CSA program, as well as educational programming, field trips, volunteer opportunities, tours and community events.

THEARC Farm

USDA Farmers Market

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The USDA Farmers Market is the Department’s own “living laboratory” for farmers market operations across the country.

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WANDA

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WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics & Agriculture is a new initiative to develop the next generation of women and girls as leaders from farm to fork in the Diaspora and Africa.

WANDA

Washington Parks and People

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Washington Parks and People is a nonprofit organization that operates a community food hub, fitness center and farm market at the Riverside Healthy Living Center in NE/Deanwood It offers classes, job training programs (Green Corps & Jobs in the Community), and a variety of community eduction and gardening opportunities at its urban agricutlure sites in NE/Marvin Gaye Greenig Ceter and NW/Columbia Heights Green.

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