Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

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  • State Fellow: Karen Davison
  • State Partner Supervisor: Sam Ullery and Erica Walther

For more information, please contact Karen.

Why Serve in Washington, D.C.?

FoodCorps Washington, D.C. members serve in the heart of nation’s capitol and experience all this city 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.

D.C. is home to a vast network of food and agriculture organizations that continually collaborate to support schools and their surrounding communities. Serving here means becoming a part of that network and having access to experts in the field. While serving, you will learn about the D.C. Healthy Schools Act, a comprehensive piece of local legislation that creates healthier school environments for all students and includes a mandate for farm to school and school garden programs. Our schools are providing local food to students throughout the school day and the unique combination of food service vendors and in house food production provides ample learning opportunities. If you desire to serve in an urban landscape with an expansive infrastructure, come join us!