Washington National Youth Garden
Friends of the National Arboretum  <ul><li>Single biggest contributor to the National Arboretum </li></ul><ul><li>Non-prof...
Washington Youth Garden <ul><li>Mission statement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the garden cycle as a tool, the mission of ...
Staff <ul><li>Three full time employees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Worker, horticulturist, teacher  </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Programs <ul><li>Garden Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outdoor science classroom experience for elementary school children ...
Growing Food Growing Together <ul><li>Harvest Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brings families together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Seed to Supper <ul><li>Harvest for DC central Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trip to local plantation </li></ul><ul><li>L...
 
 
The Garden <ul><li>¾ of an acre large </li></ul><ul><li>Herb garden </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit trees </li></ul><ul><li>Indivi...
 
More Garden <ul><li>All organic </li></ul><ul><li>Composted scraps from meals and lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Deer Fence </l...
 
My internship  <ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up new irrigation system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insta...
Rock Garden <ul><li>Bonsai Garden Inspiration  </li></ul><ul><li>Bring new medium of gardening </li></ul><ul><li>Internati...
 
 
The future of the WYG <ul><li>Chris’ mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Irrigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New teaching styl...
Problems <ul><li>Bureaucracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Truck and transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lack of information in ...
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Internship National Youth Garden

  1. 1. Washington National Youth Garden
  2. 2. Friends of the National Arboretum <ul><li>Single biggest contributor to the National Arboretum </li></ul><ul><li>Non-profit located on the grounds </li></ul><ul><li>Made up of committees which include board members </li></ul><ul><li>Funds the Flowering Tree Walk, Arboretum Gift Shop, and WYG </li></ul>
  3. 3. Washington Youth Garden <ul><li>Mission statement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using the garden cycle as a tool, the mission of the Washington Youth Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum is to inspire children and families to engage in self-discovery, explore relationships with food and the natural world, and contribute to the health and well-being of their communities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1971 by DC parks and rec. </li></ul><ul><li>Nature Deficit Disorder </li></ul>
  4. 4. Staff <ul><li>Three full time employees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Worker, horticulturist, teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two interns during the summer </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the work is done by volunteers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer specialties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Positive atmosphere is pushed </li></ul><ul><li>Kaifa’s history </li></ul>
  5. 5. Programs <ul><li>Garden Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outdoor science classroom experience for elementary school children </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11 week program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sprout </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar to Garden Science but it is a one time experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brain Food </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work/food exchange with local teens </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Growing Food Growing Together </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Families grow produce in their own individual plots for about 20 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly demos and lessons for families </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seed to Supper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 week summer program offered to different community centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children maintain their own plot and go through lessons and demos in the garden. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Growing Food Growing Together <ul><li>Harvest Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brings families together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of experimental cooking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Donner presence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Programs/ entertainment for children </li></ul><ul><li>Demos with local chefs </li></ul><ul><li>Demos from Volunteers and staff </li></ul>
  7. 7. Seed to Supper <ul><li>Harvest for DC central Kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trip to local plantation </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons guided by funds </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate experience for city youth </li></ul><ul><li>Educational experience </li></ul>
  8. 10. The Garden <ul><li>¾ of an acre large </li></ul><ul><li>Herb garden </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit trees </li></ul><ul><li>Individual family plots </li></ul><ul><li>Butterfly Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Flowering Border </li></ul><ul><li>Produce plots </li></ul>
  9. 12. More Garden <ul><li>All organic </li></ul><ul><li>Composted scraps from meals and lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Deer Fence </li></ul><ul><li>Watering </li></ul><ul><li>Shed and machinery </li></ul>
  10. 14. My internship <ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up new irrigation system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installed fences to keep out grazers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintained garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Farmers market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Garden ball </li></ul></ul>
  11. 15. Rock Garden <ul><li>Bonsai Garden Inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Bring new medium of gardening </li></ul><ul><li>International </li></ul><ul><li>Lead to other rock ideas for the WYG </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pet rocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rock art in the garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New lesson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul>
  12. 18. The future of the WYG <ul><li>Chris’ mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Irrigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New teaching style </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better allocation of work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discovery Garden </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce the need for staff presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand garden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Install classrooms </li></ul></ul>
  13. 19. Problems <ul><li>Bureaucracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Truck and transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lack of information in committee meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Design of garden </li></ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Within arboretum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In DC </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication within Arboretum </li></ul><ul><li>HEAT and WEATHER </li></ul>
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