Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education
Gardening and Urban Agriculture
DC Master Gardener Program seeks to enhance the ecological health and aesthetics of the urban environment by training District of Columbia residents to become Master Gardeners. Expert horticulturists and plant scientists teach the eight-week educational program, which includes a 50-hour service learning requirement working under a professional gardener. Upon completion of the program, graduates earn a Master Gardener Certificate.
Urban Gardening and Forestry Outreach provides District residents with information and training to support food gardens and promote tree health, with special consideration given to the unique challenges and opportunities of the urban context. Our programs relay the significance and many benefits of urban food production as well as the array of ecological benefits provided by city trees. Through publications, demonstrations, technical assistance, consultations, and workshops, residents are educated about community gardening, tree care, forestry niche crops, and invasive species that threaten the city and region.
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