Friday, September 4, 2015

CAUSES TV: DC Master Gardeners Program

On this episode of CAUSES TV, DC Master Gardener Coordinator and Green Roof Manager Sandra Farber-Bandier joins Dean O'Hara in a live taping on the UDC green roof. 

The Master Gardeners program is a volunteer program affiliated with landgrant universities  in all 50 states. The program was established to assist the USDA Cooperative Extension System in reaching the wider public beyond the farming sector, and providing information and training on topics such as plant pathology, entomology, soil quality, plant propagation and pruning. In return, participants are required to dedicate volunteer time to demonstrate their knowledge of horticultural practices, answer questions, provide information, speak at public events and participate in community gardening programs.

Our master gardener volunteers utilize the research-based information that we offer to educate district residents on best practices in horticulture and environmental stewardship; and we are expanding the food plants, or agriculture, component of our master gardening program, do to the fast growing interest in urban agriculture here in the District. 
For more information on UDC's Master Gardener program, contact Sandy Farber

And speaking of our roof garden, have you seen the Firebird Update on the grand opening? Watch below!

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