A free, multi-layered after-school program designed for local children with at least 75% of the participants being from Hazel Hill Apartments, the neighboring low-income housing development.
The Youth Farm Program consists of three fundamental parts:
Non-traditional learning/play environment that includes gardening (weeding, watering, planting, harvesting), nature craft, and environmental literacy.
Monthly Community Dinners:
Hosted by the club participants, once a month the youth will work with a guest chef to create a meal with produce from their garden. The meal will be prepared in the DTG community kitchen in the basement of our headquarters building during the weekly club meeting.
Monthly Youth-Led Farmer’s Market Stand:
Monthly field trip to the Downtown Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market to sell extra produce from the Youth Farm Program plot.