Community Compost Build Day – June 17, 2017

Community Compost Build Day Saturday, June 17, 2017 5pm – 6pm East Capitol Urban Farm 5901 East Capitol St. SE Washington, DC 20019 sustainability@udc.edu | 202.274.7128

UDC Announces Opening of Farmer’s Markets

UDC Announces Opening of Farmer’s Markets Washington, DC – The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is pleased to announce the start of its 2017 farmers’ market season. CAUSES operates markets at two locations, Van Ness and East Capitol Street, and supports several… UDC Announces Opening of Farmer’s Markets

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

You’re Invited to UDC CAUSES Aquaponics Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The University of the District of Columbia’s (UDC) College of Agriculture Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) will come together with community members next Tuesday to cut the ribbon on the new aquaponics system at UDC-Van Ness campus. Join us for a tour of the new greenhouse, demonstrations of the aquaponics system and remarks by… You’re Invited to UDC CAUSES Aquaponics Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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

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

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

Registration “One-Stop-Shop”

Welcome to a new academic term, Fall 2016! As we prepare for your return, we would like to ensure your needs are met most timely and appropriately. We have created a Registration “One-Stop-Shop “during the week of registration in the Student Center, Student Organization Suite, A level entrance. If you need assistance with the following: Registration “One-Stop-Shop”

Why Militant is the New Black Excellence

Ronald Mason isn’t a stranger to taking strong public positions when it comes to saving black folks. The distinguished three-time HBCU president who laid a foundation for Jackson State University’s evolution as a high-research public flagship institution, and virtually saved Southern University from financial ruin and legislative assault, finds himself at the University of the District of Columbia — freed of the southern-fried politics and internal conflicts that too often put blinders on broad visions for HBCU sustainability in public contexts. Why Militant is the New Black Excellence

A ‘Top Chef’ visits UDC. Can we get him to stay?

Celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn likes to use locally-raised food at his DC-area restaurants. You don’t get much more local than this. A ‘Top Chef’ visits UDC. Can we get him to stay?

The Wall Street Journal – Washington’s Surprise Attraction: Urban Farmers’ Markets

To see (and taste) the real D.C., skip the White House and follow the capital’s top chefs to its vibrant craft and produce purveyors. Though often overlooked for more august attractions such as the Capitol and the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.’s farmers’ markets are prime places to survey local color, nosh on soft-shell crab or an Asian-inspired taco and even pick up a bottle of olive oil or a watercolor as a souvenir. The Wall Street Journal – Washington’s Surprise Attraction: Urban Farmers’ Markets

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

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

CAUSES Academic Programs

RN to BS in Nursing – Dr. Pier Broadnax, Program Director
Nutrition and Dietetics - Nancy Chapman, Program Director
Urban Architecture and Community Planning - Dr. Susan Kliman, Program Director
PSM in Water Resources Management - Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, Director
Health Education - John Slack, Program Director


CAUSES Land-grant Programs

Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education – Che' Axum, Director
Center for Sustainable Development & Resilience – 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
Center for Architectural Innovation and Building Science (CAIBS) - Clarence Pearson, Director


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