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DC School Garden BIke Tour

Next Date: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm


The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s School Gardens Program, BicycleSPACE, FoodCorps DC and SlowFood DC co-sponsor the DC School Garden Bike Tour. Each year the co-sponsors host two tours (a spring tour in connection with Strawberries and Salad Greens Day and a fall tour to celebrate Growing Healthy Schools Month) to highlight the budding school gardens throughout the city.

The purpose of these tours is to engage the public with school gardens, encourage innovative partnerships between the communities and schools, and highlight the role of school gardens. While each tour is unique, what remain constant are the innovative garden spaces, interesting people, and delicious food offerings.

At each school garden, participants will learn about the schools’ garden programs, explore the garden spaces, and hear the garden teams pitch projects for funding. At the end of the tour, participants vote on the project they think is most deserving of the proceeds from the ticket fees. The fun doesn’t have to stop there! Often, schools invite participants from the ride back to get involved with completing the project.

All ticket proceeds for this tour will go directly to the winner of the school garden project with the most votes. Lunch will be provided by Good Foods Market. Join us for a Post Ride Happy Hour at The Public Option- Half-off cans for Garden Tour Riders!

Check out photos from past rides

Past and Upcoming School Garden Bike Rides:

June 12, 2016

  • Schools Visited: Friendship PCS-Woodridge Campus, John Burroughs ES, EW Stokes PCS
  • Learn more about this school garden tour
  • Winning school and project funded: Friendship PCS-Woodridge Campus will install rain barrels for water catchment as well as interpretive signage
  • Amount Raised: $300

May 32015

September 282014

  • Schools Visited: Walker Jones EC, Cleveland ES, Marie Reed EC, Tubman ES
  • Winning School and Project Funded: Marie Reed EC to build a compost bin system
  • Amount Raised: $167

May 42014

  • Schools Visited: Seaton ES, Horace Mann ES, Janney ES
  • Winning School and Project Funded: Seaton ES revitalized the pond
  • Amount Raised: $280

September 9, 2013

  • Schools Visited: JO Wilson ES, Eastern HS, Orr ES, Thurgood Marshall Academy PCHS
  • Winning School and Project Funded: Orr ES built a vertical pallet garden
  • Amount Raised: $300

June 92013

  • Schools Visited: Capitol Hill Montessori @ Logan, Stuart Hobson ES, Jefferson MS, Mundo Verde PCS, HD Cooke ES
  • Winning School and Project Funded: Jefferson MS built a garden shed
  • Amount Raised: $420
  • Video of the ride

October 20, 2012

  • Schools Visited:  Kelly Miller MS, Prospect LC, Arts and Technology Academy PCS,  St. Coletta PCS, Brent ES
  • Winning School and Project Funded: Prospect LC shared their Best School Garden Award winning essay
  • Amount Raised: n/a
  • Video of the ride

Thank you to our partners that make this event a success!

Free; $10 donation
Healthy Schools Act Initiatives Team
(202) 724-7893