youth education

LEAF and Little Farmers Take Off!

Toddlers and their guardians water the youth garden.

The opening of the season in April also means that our youth programs started as well! This year LEAF and Little Farmers are starting the season looking for signs of spring all over the farm. Little Farmers focused on seeds, talking about how plants start from a seed and then end up producing their own seeds. They also explored how different plants produce different looking seeds. Participants made seed balls and planted flowers in pots to grow at home.

Field Trips on the Farm!

Are you a teacher or know someone connected to a DC school? Starting to get excited about spring? Now is the time to sign up to bring your class to the farm! Common Good offers 90 minute field trips on Thursday mornings from April to early November. Our field trips introduce students of all ages to urban farming. The material covered meets DCPS standards and can be tailored to specific class requests. Topics can include: plant needs, composting and worms, harvesting, insects, nutrition and food justice.

Join us for our Little Farmers Fall Programs

Join us on the farm for our next Little Farmers program on Monday, September 19th at 10am and for our October programs on the 10th and 24th.

Little Farmers is for toddlers ages 18 months- 3 years along with their parent or guardian.
The program runs from 10-11am and we have 3 sessions left before the farm closes for the season!

Bring your class on a field trip to the farm! Volunteer with our field trips!

Sign up now to bring your class to the farm! Common Good offers 90 minute field trips on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Field trips are open to all grade levels, the material covered meet DCPS standards and can be tailored to specific class requests. Topics can include: plant needs, composting and worms, harvesting, insects, and nutrition.
Introduce your students to how food grows and the science of urban agriculture.

Volunteer with Youth Programs at Common Good this Season!

Join us this season to share the joy of growing food with local youth. We need volunteers who are able to make a regular commitment to one of our education programs for the 2016 Spring/Summer seasons.

LEAF, our after school youth program, will be taking place on Thursdays and Sundays from 4:30-5:30 pm beginning on April 17th. If you'd like to engage youth with garden-themed lessons and crafts and harvest & taste fruits and veggies, be a LEAF volunteer once a week!

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