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For more information about programs and services offered within CAUSES' Division of Land-Grant Programs

Contact Information
202.274.7115 | 202.274.7113 |

Che Axum | | 202.495.8990

UDC Muirkirk Farm

Watch Che Axum’s Food Summit Presentation

Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education

News and Announcements

UDC Farm featured on NPR
USDA visits UDC Farm
Che Axum appears on Kojo Nnamdi Show

Gardening and Urban Agriculture

DC Master Gardener Program seeks to enhance the ecological health and aesthetics of the urban environment by training District of Columbia residents to become Master Gardeners. Expert horticulturists and plant scientists teach the eight-week educational program, which includes a 50-hour service learning requirement working under a professional gardener. Upon completion of the program, graduates earn a Master Gardener Certificate.

Urban Gardening and Forestry Outreach provides District residents with information and training to support food gardens and promote tree health, with special consideration given to the unique challenges and opportunities of the urban context. Our programs relay the significance and many benefits of urban food production as well as the array of ecological benefits provided by city trees. Through publications, demonstrations, technical assistance, consultations, and workshops, residents are educated about community gardening, tree care, forestry niche crops, and invasive species that threaten the city and region.

Learn more about UDC’s research farm. Click here for more info.

College of Urban Agriculture and Environmental Studies (CAUSES)

CAUSES Academic Programs

Environmental Science and Urban Sustainability – Tom Kakovitch, Program Director
Health Education - John Slack, Program Director
Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Program Director
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dr. Prema Ganganna, Program Director
Urban Architecture and Community Planning - Dr. Susan Kliman, Program Director

CAUSES Land-grant Programs

Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education – Che' Axum, Director
Center for Sustainable Development – Dr. Dwane Jones, Director
Water Resources Research Institute – Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health - Dr. Lillie Monroe-Lord, Director
Institute of Gerontology - Claudia John, Director
Center for 4-H and Youth Development – Rebecca Bankhead, Director
Architectural Research Institute - Clarence Pearson, Director

News Archive

CAUSES TV Broadcast Schedule