UDC Green Roof Tours: July 20, August 17, September 21, Washington, DC

  • 17 August 2019
  • Start time : 10:00 AM
  • End time : 11:00 AM
  • Event Location : 4200 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, Building 44, Green Roof, Washington, DC, 20008, United States
Green Roof, Green Building Tour, Washington, D.C.
Event Description

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. 

The roof of the Van Ness Urban Food Hub 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 an upcoming tour to view the Green Roof and gain knowledge from experts.

Tours are free, but tickets are limited. Remaining Summer/September Dates:

     - Saturday, July 20, 2019
     - Saturday, August 17, 2019
     - Saturday, September 21, 2019

      10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Organizer of UDC Green Roof Tours: 

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is deeply committed to servicing the residents of the District of Columbia. With a three-pronged approach of teaching, research and community outreach, UDC CAUSES seeks to make a measurable, positive difference that starts locally and eventually goes on to impact the nation and the world. As the only exclusively urban land-grant college in the United States, our programs focus on improving economic conditions, social and cultural circumstances, and the health of people and their living environments.

  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Green Building Tour

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