At JO Wilson ES, we have integrated the garden with classroom curricula to provide a focus on Next Generation Science Standards for teachers to easily translate regular garden activities into required lessons and concepts. In addition, students at JO Wilson Elementary School help organize and run a 20-family CSA using produce grown in the school gardens. Produce is supplemented by other District gardens, and proceeds generated go to helping provide Thanksgiving food boxes for in-need families in the NOMA area. Growing operations are supported by a 12+ raised bed kitchen garden and a solar powered Vertical Edible Garden consisting of over 60 individual towers. Visit our Facebook page to stay updated on current events happening at the school!
Mundo Verde Public Charter School:
Mundo Verde PCS creates a diverse and nurturing environment that offers DC elementary school students an opportunity for quality, tuition-free education. In addition, the school is the only one in the district that focuses on bilingual education and environmental stewardship. Mundo Verde serves as a fiscal sponsor for Cultivate the City's community garden lot, Cultivate North Cap. Classes get a chance to see our nursery growing operations and assist in planting and harvesting.