D.C. Metro Area
- Program Director:Carina Gervacio
- Program Coordinator:Malaika Simmons
For more information, please contact Carina.
FoodCorps Washington, D.C. Metro Area members serve in the heart of our nation’s capital and at two sites in Fairfax County and experience all this city and area has to offer, including free museums, a growing local food system, and a backyard that includes the Shenandoah Valley and Great Falls National Park. Between D.C.’s metro and bus system and bike-friendly streets, commuting and getting out of town for the weekend are equally a breeze. While the large-scale growing space in D.C. may be limited, the agricultural landscape in the surrounding states is expansive, and plays an integral part in both school meals and experiential learning for the students. Within the District, there are 107 active school gardens, meaning almost half of schools are providing garden-based education to their students.