Thursday, August 25, 2016

Celebrating the Creative Economy with Chef Spike Mendelsohn and Inventor Thomas Kakovitch

September is Creative Economy month in Washington DC! The Urban Food Hubs of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia exemplify the University’s commitment to the Creative Economy. The Food Hubs use creativity to grow food in innovative ways; add value by preparing food in creative and healthful ways; find innovative solutions for bring top quality food to food desert neighborhoods; and close the loop through state of the art waste and water recovery. In other words, the new urban food economy is an integral part of the creative economy, an economy that is built on people’s creative imagination as the source of value and value addition.

The Urban Food Economy with Chef Spike Mendelsohn 
Sept. 15, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., UDC Van Ness Campus  

There is no better example of a person who uses his creative imagination to create value in our local food economy than Chef Spike Mendelsohn. Known for his commitment to local food, to innovative flavors, and to adding value to tried and true dishes, Chef Mendelsohn knows how to make creative ideas a tasty reality. As DC celebrates the Creative Economy we invite you to join Chef Spike Mendelsohn at the UDC Van Ness Urban Food Hub on Sept. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to

The Creative Economy with Inventor Thomas Kakovitch
Sept. 29, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., UDC East Capitol Urban Farm 

The creative economy needs inventors. Without new ideas and new inventions there can be no creative economy or no economy whatsoever. UDC Emeritus Professor Thomas Kakovitch is an inventor who holds 26 patents. One of his patents, an innovative aeration device called the Flo-Vex, is the technology behind the pioneering urban aquaponics systems of the UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences. One of these cutting edge systems is in operation at the East Capitol Urban Farm Food Hub. We invite you to hear inventor Thomas Kakovitch share how he discovered his Flo-Vex idea on Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to East Capitol Urban Farm is located at 5901 East Capitol Street, NE.

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