Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Try Out Your Green Thumb at the 2014 Rooting DC Forum

by Catherine Nourse

The Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health (CNDH) of the University of the District of Columbia announces its participation in the 7th annual Rooting DC conference, a free, all-day gardening forum that provides education about urban food production and consumption to cultivate health and preserve the environment.

Joining CNDH will be a host of other panelists who, like CNDH, are deeply invested in food and agriculture within the district.

The event offers more than 70 workshops for beginner gardeners (e.g., seed starting, soil remediation, and irrigation), seasoned horticulturalists (e.g., beekeeping, mushroom cultivation, permaculture design), and citizens invested the larger food justice landscape. An information fair with over 50 green businesses and nonprofits will take place from 8:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Stop by the UDC/CNDH table to exchange ideas and thoughts about nutrition education and learn about our newest endeavor, the Garden Harvest Nutrition Education Program.

The 2014 event will take place March 1st from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Wilson Senior High School in the Tenleytown area of Washington, D.C. Hosted by DC Greens and collaboratively designed with Capital Area Food Bank, City Blossoms, and Neighborhood Farm Initiative, the event typically draws over 800 attendees. Event sponsors include JBG Companies and Sweetgreen.

For more information, visit www.rootingdc.org.

CNDH is part of CAUSES. Visit them online here.

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