School Garden Education Days - Capital Area Food Bank
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Bring your class to join us for a day of fresh air and fun in the CAFB’s Urban Demonstration Garden!

Our field trips offer an educational, eye-opening experience focused on growing food and eating well. The day includes a tour of our Urban Demonstration Garden, lessons and activities, games, discussion, and food preparation in our outdoor teaching kitchen! Students will prepare and eat their own lunch, made with fresh ingredients that they’ve just harvested.

Our field trips provide:

  • Curriculum-tailored education
  • Garden activities
  • A food prep & cooking experience
  • Snacks and lunch featuring garden ingredients
  • Paid transportation

Curriculum standards met include:

  • Photosynthesis & energy flow
  • Cycling of matter
  • Food groups
  • Benefits of healthy eating

Field trip time and location:

Field trips are offered Monday-Friday and scheduled for about two hours. The garden is located behind the Capital Area Food Bank’s DC distribution center at 4900 Puerto Rico Ave NE, Washington DC.

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Please fill out the form below and our team will follow up with you about available dates and times to start the planning process.

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Participants in our garden field trips are required to fill out a liability waiver and photo release form, located here.

Email our Food Growing Education Specialist, Avery Cross, with any additional questions: