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UDC green roof tour
July 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
One event on August 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm
One event on September 21, 2018 at 5:30 pm
One event on September 22, 2018 at 9:30 am
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 and hear more about sustainable agriculture from Sandy Farber Bandier, UDC GreenRoof/Greenhouse Coordinator 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 (i.e., herbs, greens); (2) high nutrition plants that can cover the entire range of dietary needs (i.e., tomatoes, peppers, chards, cabbages); (3) pollinizer plants to ensure bee health in our urban environment; and (4) low maintenance plants that help capture rain, reduce runoff and cool the building 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.