The DPR Community Compost Cooperative Network uses new critter proof and smell proof compost bins designed by Urban Farm Plans to allow trained community members to compost food scraps with garden waste from DPR and partner DPR gardens to responsibly create high quality compost.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), known in Washington, DC as the DC Free Summer Meals Program (DC FSMP), provides free, nutritious meals served to children 18 years of age and younger in low income areas (i.e.
Thank you for your interest in the DC FSMP!! We are excited to welcome all of the new and returning site locations for the Summer of 2017.
DC Free Summer Meals Program (FSMP) 2017 Dates" page for deadlines, training classes and more. Please note that it is not too late to become a Provider Site.
DPR strives to enhance the quality of life and wellness for District residents and visitors.
DPR's Urban Gardens Division - Fall Urban Master Composter Certificate Course will train future compost leaders in DC in a variety of composting methods appropriate for urban environments. This short course wil
DPR's Urban Gardens Division - Garden Carpentry Course is an annual, free, 3 class course (10 hours total) that typically takes place in April and covers all the basics of carpentry needed to build an innovative urban garden.
In partnership with Capital Area Food Bank, DPR provides after school supper meals as a part of the Kids' Café program at select DPR locations.
Every year, the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) offers a variety of exciting urban camping opportunities for youth ages 3 to 17. These opportunities include sports camps, aquatic camps, therapeutic camps, and other day camps.
DPR currently has several partner urban farms. A partner urban farm is an urban agriculture site that is located on DPR property but is managed and programed by a DPR partner. These partners are all 501c3 organizations that focus on offering gardening and nutrition programs while incr