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Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
Internship   National Youth Garden
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  • 1. Washington National Youth Garden
  • 2. Friends of the National Arboretum
    • Single biggest contributor to the National Arboretum
    • Non-profit located on the grounds
    • Made up of committees which include board members
    • Funds the Flowering Tree Walk, Arboretum Gift Shop, and WYG
  • 3. Washington Youth Garden
    • Mission statement:
      • 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.
    • Founded in 1971 by DC parks and rec.
    • Nature Deficit Disorder
  • 4. Staff
    • Three full time employees
      • Social Worker, horticulturist, teacher
    • Two interns during the summer
    • Most of the work is done by volunteers
      • Volunteer specialties
    • Positive atmosphere is pushed
    • Kaifa’s history
  • 5. Programs
    • Garden Science
      • Outdoor science classroom experience for elementary school children
      • 11 week program
    • Sprout
      • Similar to Garden Science but it is a one time experience
    • Brain Food
      • Work/food exchange with local teens
    • Growing Food Growing Together
      • Families grow produce in their own individual plots for about 20 weeks
      • Weekly demos and lessons for families
    • Seed to Supper
      • 8 week summer program offered to different community centers
      • Children maintain their own plot and go through lessons and demos in the garden.
  • 6. Growing Food Growing Together
    • Harvest Day
      • Brings families together
      • Lots of experimental cooking
      • Awards
      • Donner presence
    • Programs/ entertainment for children
    • Demos with local chefs
    • Demos from Volunteers and staff
  • 7. Seed to Supper
    • Harvest for DC central Kitchen
    • Field Trip to local plantation
    • Lessons guided by funds
    • Alternate experience for city youth
    • Educational experience
  • 8.  
  • 9.  
  • 10. The Garden
    • ¾ of an acre large
    • Herb garden
    • Fruit trees
    • Individual family plots
    • Butterfly Garden
    • Flowering Border
    • Produce plots
  • 11.  
  • 12. More Garden
    • All organic
    • Composted scraps from meals and lessons
    • Deer Fence
    • Watering
    • Shed and machinery
  • 13.  
  • 14. My internship
    • Accomplishments
      • Set up new irrigation system
      • Installed fences to keep out grazers
      • Maintained garden
      • Educational experience
      • Farmers market
      • Garden ball
  • 15. Rock Garden
    • Bonsai Garden Inspiration
    • Bring new medium of gardening
    • International
    • Lead to other rock ideas for the WYG
      • Pet rocks
      • Rock art in the garden
      • New lesson
    • Presentations
  • 16.  
  • 17.  
  • 18. The future of the WYG
    • Chris’ mission
      • Irrigation
      • New teaching style
      • Better allocation of work
    • Discovery Garden
      • Reduce the need for staff presence
      • Expand garden
      • Install classrooms
  • 19. Problems
    • Bureaucracy
      • Truck and transportation
    • Lack of information in committee meetings
    • Design of garden
    • Location
      • Within arboretum
      • In DC
    • Communication within Arboretum
    • HEAT and WEATHER

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