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Find Your Possible: CAUSES Land-Grant Learnings Go Virtual…

Welcome to CAUSES Virtual Learning Center

Looking to embark on community education programs or training opportunities in a virtual setting? One that can help advance your academic and professional career? We kindly invite you to join us as we kick off our NEW remote learning programs this summer!

In response to the pandemic and remote measures put in place in most regions, the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Science (CAUSES) Land-Grant Centers will continue our scholastic efforts, and administer summer virtual courses and remote certificate programs that will better serve the community, academically and professionally.

To register, all remote learnings can be found on Eventbrite. Registration is operating on a first-come, first-served basis; enrollments are capped 50 students or less to allow registrants the ability to engage with course facilitators. Course offerings include culinary topics, urban agriculture, youth development training, and green infrastructure. Asynchronous courses (those that are prerecorded) may be completed at the user’s discretion within a prescribed period of time.

Now is the perfect time to enroll in our virtual learning programs and heighten your skillset and education level. Take your career to the next level by learning best industry practices, leveraging educational opportunities, or even engaging your evening hours with a cooking course. Seats fill up quickly. Register today before it is too late!

Courses are:

  • Noncredit bearing
  • 60 to 90 minutes in length, unless otherwise specified
  • A minimum of 15 hours in length for certificate completion
  • Prerecorded courses may be completed at the user’s discretion within a prescribed period of time. (Eventbrite will note course types)
  • FREE, unless otherwise indicated (fee waivers are available to individuals who meet certain criteria)


On Eventbrite. Registration for workforce development groups can be arranged.

Course Structure:
A survey is provided at the time of course completion. Access to prerecorded courses will be provided for a prescribed period of time.

Course Delivery:
Courses will be administered via WebEx (for both live and prerecorded sessions)

Contact Us:
For questions or concerns, please contact Marshelle Hailstock, Project Coordinator, Outreach and Recruitment, at


Words from the Associate Dean

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our four Land-grant Centers in the College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) have seamlessly transitioned from face to face, research-based programs to culturally sensitive and relevant, student-focused virtual programs to further meet the needs of diverse communities we serve in the District of Columbia.

Over 60% of all Land-grant program staff are currently Certified Online Teachers, and we anticipate a full 100% by the end of July 2020. As the District government cautiously phases into reopening, we are also preparing standard operating procedures and guidelines to properly transition volunteers into our community gardening and other volunteer-based activities. Virtual program offerings are now an integral part of CAUSES Land-grant Programs, and we are privileged to serve your educational needs.”  – William Hare