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Nov
20

Tree Planting Workshop – Dec 7, 2017

Tree Planting Workshop – Dec 7, 2017 The Ujima Urban Farm will host a tree planting workshop. The workshop is part of the RiverSmart Communities Program, which helps to reduce stormwater runoff that harms the District’s waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. Any planted trees would need to be cared for, especially during the first two years after planting. Individuals… Tree Planting Workshop – Dec 7, 2017

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Apr
28

CAUSES Community Supported Agriculture Program

Click here for more information about the CSA program. Click here to download application. UDC CAUSES CSA 2017 The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) is pleased to announce the third annual UDC CAUSES Community Supported Agriculture Program, or UDC CAUSES CSA.  For an affordable CSA fee, you will receive a share of… CAUSES Community Supported Agriculture Program

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Apr
14

Earth Day @ UDC East Capitol Urban Farm – April 22, 2017

Earth Day at UDC East Capitol Urban Farm April 22, 2017 10-am – 2pm

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Mar
15

University of the District of Columbia to host LifeSmarts State Championship

Media Advisory For Immediate Release March 15, 2017 CONTACT INFORMATION Rebecca Bankhead, MS Director of the Center for 4-H & Youth Development rbankhead@udc.edu William Cocke, LifeSmarts DC State Coordinator Center for 4-H & Youth Development Volunteer bill.cocke@gmail.com Click here to download media advisory. University of the District of Columbia to host LifeSmarts State Championship Washington,… University of the District of Columbia to host LifeSmarts State Championship

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Oct
10

Forest Hills Connection: UDC’s water and soil testing lab earns national accreditation

If you have been as horrified by the Flint, Michigan, water disaster as I have, you will be interested to know that the District of Columbia is fortunate that a newly certified Environmental Quality Testing Laboratory is operating at the University of the District of Columbia. Forest Hills Connection: UDC’s water and soil testing lab earns national accreditation

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Oct
10

The Diane Rehm Show – Environmental Outlook: The Growth Of Large-Scale Indoor Urban Farming

The face of agriculture is dramatically changing in and around cities worldwide. From Anchorage, Alaska to Tokyo, Japan, multi-story indoor farms provide fresh produce, fish and other products to local residents. Some facilities are greenhouses using natural sunlight, others use grow lights. Proponents of these farms argue they use less water and pesticides, while reducing transportation costs and carbon emissions. But critics argue they are not cost effective and consume too much energy. Guest host Maria Hinojosa and a panel of guests discuss the pros and cons of indoor urban farms for this month’s Environmental Outlook. The Diane Rehm Show – Environmental Outlook: The Growth Of Large-Scale Indoor Urban Farming

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