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Try Out Your Green Thumb at the 2014 Rooting DC Forum

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imageContact: Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health

The Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health (CNDH) of the University of the District of Columbia announces its participation in the 7th annual Rooting DC conference, a free, all-day gardening forum that provides education about urban food production and consumption to cultivate health and preserve the environment.

Joining CNDH will be a host of other panelists who, like CNDH, are deeply invested in food and agriculture within the district.

The event offers more than 70 workshops for beginner gardeners (e.g., seed starting, soil remediation, and irrigation), seasoned horticulturalists (e.g., beekeeping, mushroom cultivation, permaculture design), and citizens invested the larger food justice landscape. An information fair with over 50 green businesses and nonprofits will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Stop by the UDC/CNDH table to exchange ideas and thoughts about nutrition education and learn about our newest endeavor, the Garden Harvest Nutrition Education Program. 

The 2014 event will take place March 1st from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Wilson Senior High School in Tenleytown, located at 3950 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, DC. Hosted by DC Greens and collaboratively designed with Capital Area Food Bank, City Blossoms, and Neighborhood Farm Initiative, the event typically draws over 800 attendees. Event sponsors include JBG Companies and Sweetgreen. 

For more information on the event, visit Visit the Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health online.

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