CAUSES has recently implemented an internal CSA! Using produce grown at the farm (and soon from our new green roof), participants in the Community Supported Agriculture program receive a weekly bag of produce until Dec. 3. The pilot project serves to demonstrate the viable income potential which the farm can generate. Above, Che Axum and Dean O'Hara inaugurate the first delivery on June 11, 2015.
CAUSES will be exhibiting at the Annual Lotus and Water Lily Festival on July 11, 2015. The free environmental and cultural festival will include traditional fashion, music and dance exhibitions, arts and crafts, native wildlife, nature hikes and more. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1500 Anacostia Ave., NE DC, 20019.
Dr. Dwane Jones, director, Center for Sustainable Development, is published in this month's Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum's Urban Water Newsletter! Find his article "How Community Engagement Works as a Critical Component of Urban Sustainability and Design Curriculum," on page 9. Learn more about the key principles for integrating community engagement in urban design and the planning of public spaces, using the Ward 7 urban farm project as a case study.
Teresa L. Turner, M.S., with the Center for Nutrition, Diet, and Health (CNDH), was appointed to a three-year appointment to the Diversity Committee of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Diversity Committee proposes policies and strategies to enhance recruitment and retention of leadership development for persons from underrepresented groups.
Teresa strongly believes that her work with CAUSES and CNDH greatly impacted and lead to the appointment—which was extended to her directly by the President of the Academy, Dr. Evelyn Crayton on June 1. She looks forward to what her term and service to the Academy will mean for and contribute to CAUSES and CNDH in the near future. Congratulations, Teresa!
It may be summer, but this photo of Health Education students studying (with Dr. Slack) for finals last semester serve to remind us that the new academic year will be here before you know! Learn more about admission to UDC. More information on the Bachelor of Science (Public Health option) is available here.
Farwell, Mary Farrah! Environment & Natural Resources Extension Agent, Mary Farrah, is saying goodbye after 13 years with UDC. Mary started off as a student, then intern and then full-time employee. Her new position is with the City of Alexandria managing their popular nature center. Mary was recently honored with a Canopy Award from Casey Trees for her work with invasive plants, so she is leaving on a high note. You'll be missed, Mary!