2014 Activities

(Four- and Five-Year-Olds)

Our youngest gardeners work communally in the Sand Garden plots. Structured play, games, and arts and crafts are used to teach the basics of gardening both indoors and out! Children plant and summer crops and help prepare the Garden for an abundant fall harvest. Kids take home flowers and vegetables they have grown and harvested themselves. This is a drop-off program.

Saturdays: April 5, 2014 - December 6, 2014 | 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

For 1st through 12th Graders

Summer gardeners dig, line rows, plant seeds and seedlings, weed, cultivate, and harvest a variety of crops. These new gardeners  work in groups of two or three on their own plot of fertile soil. An instructor leads each small age-based group. Nature activities, science projects, cooking, and crafts are often part of the day's program.

SESSION A: 7 Fridays:  April 4, 2014 - December 5, 2014  4–6:00 p.m.

SESSION B: 7 Saturdays: April 5, 2014 - December 6, 2014   9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Be part of our 10th summer and fall of growing and learning in the Fort DuPont Community Garden, where you and your child can join in a long tradition of pulling up beets, picking collards and carrots in the middle of Washington, D.C. Our gardeners plant, maintain, and harvest delicious seasonal vegetables, fruits, and flowers. In addition to gardening, they explore natural science, cook food fresh from the garden, make nature inspired artwork, and build lasting friendships. All of our Garden classes are designed with a low child-to-teacher ratio to help ensure quality programming. Lead the Way Foundation provides limited scholarships for all age groups based on need.