City Blossoms accomplishes its mission through five programs: Early Growers, School Garden Partners, Youth Entrepreneurship Cooperative, Community Green Spaces, and Training & Resource Development. These programs incorporate free or affordable in-school and out-of-school activities, community engagement opportunities, resources, and coaching to create holistic expressions of the culture and needs of each community through green space.
Training & Resource Development
We support educators and community members by providing large and small group coaching around garden and nature- based education, program and resource development, and facilitation of community focused engagement, with a particular focus on cultural connectivity. Past and current partners include the U.S. Botanical Garden, The Nature Conservancy, and Food Corps.
Our team produces sharable resources such as our bilingual cookbook, Garden Gastronomy/Gastronomía del Jardín, and our early childhood curriculum, Our First Harvest/Nuestra Primera Cosecha, both available in our shop.
Partnerships at a Glance
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
The Nature Works Everywhere program is part of The Nature Conservancy and is one example of our impactful partnerships that allow us to work with communities outside of DC. City Blossoms has worked with The Nature Conservancy since 2012 to help implement their Nature Works Everywhere program, which includes curriculum implementation, teacher trainings, and how-to videos like this one.
The U.S. botanic Garden
In 2018 City Blossoms was contracted to support the development of shareable, free resources for the U.S. botanic Gardens. A Greenhouse Manual for school gardens will be published at the end of 2018.
City Blossoms and FoodCorps have partnered since 2012. City Blossoms has hosted FoodCorp members since 2014 and maintained an ongoing relationship of resource sharing with their with the national office.
Visit our Shop to check out resources available for purchase.