Girls Gone Green

Girls Gone Green is geared towards bringing women together from across the District to discuss the current health climate that children, families and women face in today’s society. We provide a communal space in which women can learn from one another’s experiences and use their stories and backgrounds to enhance the communal space. Through education, environmental and health stewardship training and leadership opportunities, our hope is to make sure every woman in the DMV has the access and space to be environmental leaders in their own communities.

Code Green

Code Green is an after school or summer program that gets kids excited about gardening! Through our 6 week hands-on curriculum, kids learn about different fruits and vegetables, how they’re grown, and how to eat them. Code Green kids get their hands dirty in the garden, working to plant, tend, and harvest a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Corner Water

Teaching Kids about Entrepreneurship & Business

Through our program, students gain education on urban gardening and nutrition. Once completed, they have the opportunity to create a product or service that would best serve the needs of their community.


Ward 8 Water Watchers

In collaboration with our partners, DC Greens and the National Audobon Society, we are building an educational farm and well to teach the youth about urban agriculture and healthy ecosystems. Currently, we are hosting events to provide free groceries, teach about and clean up the stream, and get the community excited about what’s to come at Oxon Run.


A Social Media Challenge to Elevate Student Voice in School Meals 

The Well

The Well at Oxon Run Park is a farm and community wellness space adjacent to Oxon Run Creek located in Washington DC’s ward 8 community of Congress Heights. In partnership with DPR and DC Greens The Well will be the host to Green Scheme’s youth programming, which will offer field trip experiences to schools, camps, and youth groups.


I grew up in a concrete jungle. The only fruits and veggies we ate were store bought and I’m pretty sure they were and still are processed. Back then I didn’t know there was another way. I never knew there was a possibility to “grow” my own… Who knew one day the girl from around the way would be sowing seeds to grow health foods for an entire community… What was once not an option will someday become your reality… The seeds we sow today will change the narrative forever. Code Green particpant

As the Y continues to encourage healthy eating and food access for our children and families, we rely heavily on partnerships with community leaders like The Green Scheme. They implement innovative programming rooted in strong community relationships. With their help, our branches have built gardens, planted a fruit orchard, and implemented nutrition education for kids and adults that is fun and approachable. The Green Scheme is the definition of community change agents. The YMCA