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July 21, 2018 1:30 pm

Green Roof Tours

Green Roof Tours

Building 44, Green Roof
Contact Renee Bellis 202.525.9721

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July 23, 2018 1:00 pm

Certified Professional Food Manager Course

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health is offering multiple Certified Professional Food Manager courses. The course is designed to teach the principles of food safety management and how to use those principles to create a food safety culture. Additionally, the course emphasizes and provides information to students about how to identify and avoid food contaminates, proper employee health and hygiene, cleaning and sanitation principles and safe food handling practices. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) information will be discussed, as well as what to do before, during and after inspection to provide a culture that keeps food and the public safe. The certification is a requirement to sell or serve food to the public.

The Certified Professional Food Manager course is a three day, 16-hour course that concludes with students taking the national exam. If participants score 70 percent or better, they will receive an accredited certificate. Participants may take their certificate, which is good for five years, to their local Health Department to receive certification for their state. The District of Columbia certification is valid for three years.

The cost of the Certified Professional Food Manager course is $147. Payment can be made before or at the time of the first class, by check or money order, made payable to the "University of the District of Columbia." Please put "3901 i" in the memo line.

July 23, 2018 1:30 pm

Harvest Skills Workshops

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), is hosting harvest skills workshops. This workshop series teaches participants proper harvesting techniques. The objective of these workshops is to give participants the skills they need to harvest produce from their own garden properly, so their plants can stay productive and disease free. Participants will also gain the skills needed to present their produce in an appealing way to customers in a market or vendor setting.

Participants may attend as many workshops as they desire. During the spring workshops participants will grow greens, turnips, and spinach. During the summer workshops participants will grow tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and beets. Participants will get to take home a portion of the produce harvested during the workshop.

Every Monday until August 27th
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

UDC Firebird Farm
12001 Old Baltimore Pike
Beltsville, MD 20705

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Brian Barnes