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Places to Volunteer
Below is a list of great organizations and places to volunteer in urban Ag and environmental conservation.
Common Good City Farm – 300 V St NW
City Blossoms Girard St Children Garden – Girard and 15th Street NW
Halo Green Garden (Howard U) – 2251 Sherman Ave NW
Brain Food Youth Garden – 755 8th St NW
City Blossoms Marion St Intergenerational Garden – 1519 Marion St NW
GroW Community Garden (GWU) – 23rd St and H St NW Washington
Old City Farm and Guild (plant nursery and urban farm) – 925 Rhode Island Ave NW
Arboretum (DPR) Intergenerational Youth Garden – 2412 Rand Place NE
Capital Area Food Bank Urban Demonstration Garden – 4900 Puerto Rico Avenue NE
Cultivate the City – H St Farms – 910 Bladensburg Road NE
Three Part Harmony Farm – 3104 4th St NE
Washington Youth Garden – 3501 New York Ave NE
DOL Organic Garden at Blind Whino – 700 Delaware Ave SW
DC Greens K St Farm – 111 K St NW
DOL Farm at Kelly Miller – 301 49th Street NE
DC Urban Greens Fort Dupont Urban Farm – 3779 Ely Pl SE
THEARC Farm – 1901 Mississippi Ave SE
Fort Stanton Urban Farm – 1812 Erie Street SE
Greater DC Virginia
Greater DC Maryland
Organizations with Kid-friendly Events
The organizations below offer programs and information specifically designed to engage and educate youth in gardening and environment
Below is a list of organizations offering programs and other activities developed specifically to engage students in school or fieldtrips
Greater DC Maryland
Greater DC Virginia
Resources for Educators
Are you an educator looking to teach a class, school group, or homeschool children about gardening? Want to try garden-based learning as an engaging way to educate others? Here you’ll find lessons, materials and activities catered toward teachers.
Cornell Garden-Based Learning
Garden based resources and lessons for gardeners and educators developed by Cornell University.
DC Greens Farm to School Resource Summary
Guide,programs, resources and policy focused on Farm to School efforts curated by DC Greens.
The Edible Schoolyard Project
National edible education curriculum for pre-kindergarten through high school.
FarmRaiser is a healthy fundraising platform that schools, community garden programs, and other organizations often use in conjunction with grants or other funding to support school gardens and nutrition programming.
Green Classroom Professional Certificate
The GCP certificate program provides pre K-12 educators and school staff with the knowledge to identify what supports or impedes healthy, resource-efficient and environmentally sustainable learning spaces.
Lesson plans and curricula for garden teachers.
Landscape for Life
Website offers a complete kit of teaching resources can be used to conduct classes in sustainable home gardening. Materials available include a downloadable, illustrated teacher’s manual and four slide presentations that illustrate the curriculum.
Life Lab Science has been creating programs, curriculum and resources to support garden based learning since the early 1980’s.
Tools and resources for school food change.
National Farm to School Network
An information, advocacy and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing and food and agriculture education into school systems and early care and education settings.
Nature Works Everywhere
Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers, students and families everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature around the globe alongside Nature Conservancy scientists. The interactive lesson plans align to standards and can be customized for each classroom.
Project Learning Tree
Environmental education program, which includes curriculum, lesson plans, and resources designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.
UMD Extension Youth Gardening Resource Page
Collection of great youth gardening resources and videos
U.S. Green Ribbon Schools program
The U.S. Department of Education environmental recognition award program that honors public and private schools for K-12 schools. This program also has environmental resources and best practices to share.
Log Seats and Biosolids For School Gardens
OSSE (Office of the State Superintendent of Education) has an agreement with C&D Tree Company for free woodchips and log/trunk seats and an agreement with DC Water for free Biosolids for school gardens only
Higher Ed Programs
Below are different programs at higher level institutions
GroW Community Garden (GWU)
Below is a list of organizations offering programs and other activities developed specifically to engage senior and their families in urban agriculture
Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) Garden (Veterans only)
Groups & Clubs
Check out the clubs and groups below to hang out with like minded folks while learning about gardening and having fun
Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild (Brookland)
Rock Spring Garden Club (Arlington)
Master Gardener Programs