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322 Tancil Ct.Alexandria, VA 22314

ARHA youth tending to their garden plot.


The "I Can Shine" Garden is an award winning community garden initiative serving low income families in Alexandria, VA. With the assistance of Master Gardeners and a team on volunteers, elementary school aged youth and engaged with a variety of gardening activities, including growing their own vegetables, as well as utilising a curriculum to develop social skills and an appreciation for environmental science. There is also an associated nutrition component which guides the program participants about the benefits of increasing fresh fruits and vegetables in daily diet, while encouraging a spirit of entrepreneurship.


  • Youth Services
  • Gardening

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour a week
  • Ability to work outdoors and get hands dirty.
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