Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Upcoming Events

Green Living Expo and Back to School Barbecue - September 11
Mark your calendars because the 2014 Green Living Expo DC will be here before you know it! This year’s annual event will be held on Thursday, September 11, at the University of the District of Columbia. The Expo will be held in conjunction with UDC’s Back to School BBQ! Collocating the two events will lead to meaningful experiences as we address how the University and local community can collaboratively continue to adopt sustainable initiatives beyond our event and into our everyday lives. Contact Dr. Kamran Zendehdel for more info.

First Harvest with City Orchard - September 14
Join Bread for the City as they celebrate their first harvest at City Orchard on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. City Orchard is located at Muirkirk Farm, 12001 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, Md., 20705. Click here for driving directions or use Google Maps

Seniors Visit the Farm - September 17
Our Senior Companions with the Institute of Gerontology will be making a special trip out to Muirkirk Farm instead of their regularly monthly In-Service training. For more information, contact Ms. Claudia John

2014 EcoDistrict Summit - September 23-26
The District of Columbia and surrounding region will host the sixth annual EcoDistricts Summit, a unique gathering of the world’s most innovative city makers. The Summit will explore district-scale development from every angle and dig deep into the public-private-civic partnerships that are laying the groundwork for the neighborhoods of the future: healthy, vibrant, sustainable and just. Sustainable neighborhoods are emerging in cities worldwide, and the Summit will feature information rich education sessions, keynotes, and workshops designed to share field reports and test emerging best practices from North America and beyond. Register now for the early bird rate. Learn more.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Conference - September 24The Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Conference will offer education and networking for agencies and stakeholders to share the latest information related to our region's water resources. The District of Columbia is one of several institutions participating in the the event, held in Shepardstown, WV. For more information, contact Dr. Tolessa Deksissa or visit

Agroecology Day - October 16
This all-day event follows in the tradition of previous agricultural fairs, but with a specific focus on sustainable food systems. The 2014 event is offered to 9-12 graders attending schools in Washington, DC. Participation by invitation only. Contact Marshelle Hailstock for more information.   

Stormwater BMP Maintenance Training - October 22-24Learn how to mitigate stormwater runoff. The Stormwater BMP Maintenance Training will be cohosted with NC State. Contact Dr. Dwane Jones for more information.

Urban Agriculture Symposium – October 24

The Urban Agriculture Symposium: the New Urban Food Economy will bring together thought leaders to discuss critical components of today’s food economy - from urban food production to preparation and distribution. Featured speakers include Steve Moore, a lecturer of environmental studies and agroecology at Elon University, North Carolina, and  Philson Warner, an applied scientist at Cornell University Cooperative Extension, New York, and also the founding director of the NYC Hydroponics, Aquaculture, Aquaponics Learning Labs which are located at the Food and Finance High School in NYC. Stay tuned for more information or contact Dean O’Hara.

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