Monday, May 16, 2016

East Capitol Urban Farm Spring Launch Schedule

East Capitol Urban Farm

5901 East Capitol Street NE DC 
(directly across from the Capitol Heights metro station) 
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m.

East Capitol Urban Farm Activities 
Planting demonstrations, education, activities and information sharing

Welcome, Remarks, Ribbon-­Cutting & Public Art Dedication Ceremony:  

Sabine O'Hara, UDC CAUSES (MC)
Muriel Bowser, Mayor (invited)
Ronald Mason, President, UDC
Tommy Wells, Director, DOEE
Adrianne Todman, Director, DCHA
Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, USDA NIFA
Yvette Alexander, Councilwoman (invited)
Linda Holmes, ANC 7E07

Ribbon-­cuttings and Dedication:

 Aquaponics System - Thomas Kakovitch, CEO Kakovitch Industries
Food Truck - Lillie Monroe-­Lord, Dwane Jones, UDC CAUSES
Public Art Dedication: Arthur Espinoza, Tonya Jordan, DCCAH

12:30 p.m. 
Farmers Market, demonstrations, educational opportunities, and information sharing

1:30 p.m. 

Exhibitors & Vendors:

National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association
Screening Health, Outreach and Partnershil (SoilSHOP) EPA and ATSDR & UDC’s Water Resources Research Institute 
DC Department of Energy & Environment
Metropolitan United Methodist Church
Prince George's County, MD, Dept. of Health
Prince George's County, MD, Department of the Environment
Prince George's County, MD, Master Gardeners
UDC CAUSES Center for Sustainable Development
UDC CAUSES Center for Nutrition, Diet and Health
UDC CAUSES Institute of Gerontology
UDC CAUSES Center for 4-H and Youth Development
UDC CAUSES Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education
U.S. Department of Fish & Wildlife Service

Music provided by East of the River Steel Band

Contact: Dwane Jones, Director, Center for Sustainable Development (UDC CAUSES), or 202-­274-­7182

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