Washington Youth Garden at the US National Arboretum in Washington, DC is DC Farm-to-School Approved!
DC Greens encourages District teachers to engage their students in farm-based learning. To aid in their search for programs that provide a rich educational experience we have developed an assessment tool – the DC Farm to School Stamp of Approval – awarded to field trip sites that:
– actively engage students in hands-on learning (planting, harvesting, tasting, smelling);
– exposes students to a wide variety of plant and animal species;
– serves as an extension of the classroom, rooted in educational standards;
– and draws the connection between plants on the farm and the food on our plates.
This “movie trailer” provides a look at what a trip to Washington Youth Garden is like. To learn more, visit http://dcgreens.org/farm-field-trips/
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