Monday, February 13, 2012

RootingDC Roster of Stellar Presenters

RootingDC is a FREE Urban Gardening Forum held annually in February. This year it is on Saturday, February 18th at Coolidge High School in the Takoma neighborhood of WDC. Pre-registration is open now and you are urged to sign-up now to save your spot. (There are 500 openings and we are already over 300 attendees.)

Presenters this year include:
~ The Keynote Address: Why Gardening is Essential to a Sustainable DC by Brendan Shane – District Department of the Environment
~ Ethnic Foods in Washington, DC: The impact on immigrant and indigenous Populations byYao Afantchao – UDC Extension Educator
~ Getting Dirty: Soil Basics by Maureen Moodie – Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture
~ Backyard wildlife gardening in the District: Attracting pollinators with native (and edible) plants by Julie Dieguez – Audubon MD/DC and Damien Ossi – District Department of the Environment
~ DC Area Historic Heirlooms: Growing and Eating and Healing With History by Michael Twitty – afroculinaria.com
~ Canning for Beginners by Bradley Kennedy
And many more! Read the whole schedule at http://www.rootingdc.org/.
Eagle-eyed readers will also see that I'm speaking on: The Best Fruit Trees for the Mid-Atlantic Climate and Small-Space Gardens. This session was standing-room-only when I gave it at a DC library last fall with many requesting a repeat, so I anticipate a full room again. Be sure to also stop by and say, "Hi" at the Washington Gardener Magazine table in the information area.
I hope to see you there! And don’t forget to donate now to support the RootingDC forum! Donations are fully tax-deductible.

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