UDC Urban Agriculture programs include research farms in Beltsville, Maryland, rooftop farming on the Van Nes campus – and a small army training of “major horticulturists”. It also organizes workshops and for those who want to learn more about growing food for DC residents, a community plot, a space in their yard, or a few containers on the porch.
And now, the university wants to hear from us how its education and access efforts can better serve its students and the wider community.
UDC Urban Agriculture and Vegetation Education Center is hosting a virtual listening session Thursday, September 16 from 5 to 6:30 pm, you can learn more and register here.
Some of his work – on the farm and with the DC community – was identified in October 2020 Washington Post Text. In our area, the most visible program is the DC Master Gardener program, because many residents have been certified (and one Master Gardener has partnered with Van Nes Main Street to increase the life and color of many tree boxes on Connecticut Street). Master gardeners are trained in sustainable urban gardening practices and will continue to volunteer in their community on gardening projects.
The Fall 2021 Master Gardener Session is currently underway, and DC Master Gardener Coordinator Patricia Bonn said applications for the Spring 2022 Session will open in October or November. To add to the notification list, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-941-7923.