The K Street Farm
The K Street Farm is a ¾ acre demonstration farm in downtown Washington, DC used to educate community members about food access issues in our city and engage them as advocates for food justice. The farm is home to 5,000 square feet of growing space, honey bee hives, egg-laying chickens, a variety of fruit trees, and many perennial herbs and flowers.
The K Street Farm relies on our Farm Director, Farm staff, and many dedicated volunteers to maintain production using organic practices. Produce grown at the farm is distributed through the following channels:
School Garden Markets: our produce supplies a network of student-run farm stands at schools around the city
Produce Rx: K Street Farm produce is used in nutrition lessons and seasonal recipe demonstrations led by SNAP-Ed Educators for participants in our Produce Prescription Program (hyperlink?)
Produce membership: geared toward food insecure households, weekly subscribers receive an abundant supply of produce throughout the season
General Donations: when our other programs have been served we donate all remaining produce to the following partners - Unity Healthcare Walker Jones Clinic, Martha’s Table, and Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Used as a gathering space for stakeholders in local and national food systems work the K Street Farm supports:
Teacher Trainings: the farm is a professional development training site for DC Greens’ network of school garden educators from all eight wards of the city
DC Farm to School stakeholder meetings: bringing together farmers, school administrators, educators, and businesses to strengthen collaboration across sectors
DC Dept. of Parks and Recreation Urban Agriculture Certificate Course: a series of workshops designed to educate DC residents on all things urban-ag
Volunteer on the Farm
The K Street Farm hosts volunteers at the farm from March to October each season. Our open volunteering hours for individual volunteers are on Thursday evenings from 5-7 PM. Come ready to jump in and get dirty working on a variety of farm tasks!
Sadly, Thursday evening volunteer open hours in 2018 have ended for the season. Catch us next year at www.dcgreens.volunteerhub.com to find out about upcoming volunteer opportunities!
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Group Experiences on the Farm
We offer volunteer groups a fee-based educational team building program on the K Street Farm between 9am - 1pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. This dynamic group experience provides participants with hands-on urban farm work, group team building, and a deeper understanding of food justice in DC. Due to a high volume of interest, we suggest planning your workday at least 1-2 months in advance.
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