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UDC Green Roof Tours

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University of the District of Columbia

4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Building 44, Green Roof

Washington, DC 20008

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The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), invites you to tour our Green Roof; hear more about sustainable agriculture from our Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Sandy Farber Bandier; and learn about green roof design from David Bell, of BELL Architects.

Our 20,000 square foot Green Roof is the food production site of the Van Ness Urban Food Hub. The roof showcases four types of production: (1) high-revenue plants (e.g., herbs, greens); (2) high-nutrition plants that can cover the entire range of dietary needs (e.g., tomatoes, peppers, chards, cabbages); (3) pollinator plants that ensure bee health in our urban environment; and (4) low-maintenance plants that help capture rain, reduce runoff, cool buildings in the summer, and provide insulation in the winter. In addition to food production, the Green Roof is also used to conduct research on plant varieties that thrive in roof environments.

Join one of our tours to view the Green Roof and gain knowledge from our experts.

EVENT DETAILS
Saturday, April 20, 2019 (EARTH DAY)
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION
University of the District of Columbia (Van Ness)
Building 44, Green Roof
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

PAYMENT
This event is FREE and open to the public.

CONTACT
Renee Bellis
renee.bellis@udc.edu
(202) 525-9721

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University of the District of Columbia

4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

Building 44, Green Roof

Washington, DC 20008

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