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1st Annual Arbor Day Fest
U.S. National Arboretum
Washington, DC
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The Washington Youth Garden is excited to welcome you to our 1st Annual Arbor Day Fest on April 29, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the U.S. National Arboretum. Join us for a day of social, educational, and cultural programming that celebrates environmental awareness and stewardship! Register now.

Become an Arbor Day Fest volunteer and celebrate by giving back! To sign up, email jaldebron@fona.org.

Participating organizations include:

Anacostia Watershed Society
Arbor Day Foundation
Art Soiree    
City Blossoms  
DC Department of Health SNAP ED Program  
DC Department of Energy and Environment
DC Greens
Fairtrade America  
George Washington University
George Mason University
Good Food Markets
LISC DC  
Oyé Palaver Hut
University of the District of Columbia - CAUSES
University of Maryland, Program for Society and the Environment
11th Street Bridge Park, a project of Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC
Washington Performing Arts' Mars Urban Arts Initiative
Washington Parks and People
Activities and entertainment

Panels on environmental, health, and nutrition topics
Healthy cooking demonstrations
Musical performances
Farmers Olympics
Yoga and movement sessions

This is the first event in a year-long celebration commemorating the Washington Youth Garden's 45 years of making school gardens and young minds grow!
Schedule

9:30 am
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10-10:30 am
Welcome and Tree Planting Ceremony at the Flowering Tree Walk
Speakers: Dr. Richard Olsen, Director, U.S. National Arboretum; Arbor Day Foundation representative; Tom Costello, Executive Director, Friends of the National Arboretum

11 am-noon
Concurrent Panels

USNA Classroom:
Green Projects of Local and Global Impact - urban sustainability projects and initiatives from a local and global perspective
Dr. Kamran Zendehdel, University of the District of Columbia Center for Sustainable Development
Dr. Dana R. Fisher, University of Maryland, Program for Society and the Environment
Coe Roberts, Certified Arborist - Arbor Day Foundation

USNA Auditorium:
Effects of Greenspace on Urban Youth - projects conducted in the region and the latest research findings
Dr. Carly Fisher-Maltese, George Mason University
Kaifa Anderson-Hall, former Program Director, Washington Youth Garden
Dr. Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland

noon-1 pm
LUNCH - Pick up a box lunch in the Auditorium and eat at the location of your choice.
Listen to a health and nutrition presentation on the North Terrace while enjoying your meal.

1:15-2:15 pm
Concurrent Panels

USNA Classroom:
The Business of Agriculture - examining the regulations that exist to protect agricultural workers in the U.S and beyond
Hans Theyer, Executive Director, Fairtrade America
Rudy Arredondo, Latino Farmers - University of the District of Columbia (CAUSES)
Philip Sambol, Good Food Markets

USNA Auditorium:
Making Our Rivers Swimmable and Fishable - the challenges, successes, and outcomes of local government and community-based groups to clean up the Anacostia River
Stephen Reiling, DC Department of Energy and the Environment
Jorge Brogantes, Anacostia Water Shed Society
Dumbarton Oaks Conservancy

2:15-2:30 pm
A break to network, relax, or enjoy yoga and movement exercises on the North Terrace

2:30-3:30 pm
Concurrent Panels

USNA Auditorium:
Trees, Gardens and Community Development - environmentally sound and asset-based community development, as well as efforts to holistically include all community members in development plans and programs
Scott Kratz, Director, 11th Street Bridge Park (a project of Building Bridges Across the River at THEARC)
Steve Coleman, Executive Director, Washington Parks and People
Rebecca Lemos, Co-Executive Director, City Blossoms
Dr. Dwane Jones, Director, Center for Sustainable Development at University of the District of Columbia (CAUSES)
Moderated by Adam Kent, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

USNA Classroom:
Health/Nutrition Accessibility in Urban Environments - health disparities in the D.C. area and the challenges faced by agencies, organizations, and businesses when addressing community health and nutrition
Dr. Tia Jeffery, University of the District of Columbia (CAUSES)
Dr. Kimberly Robien, George Washington University
Sara Beckwith, DC Department of Health SNAP ED Program
Lillie Rosen, DC Greens
Moderated by Philip Sambol, Good Food Markets

3:30-3:45 pm
A break to network, relax, or enjoy yoga and movement exercises on the North Terrace

3:45-4:45 pm
Concurrent Panels

USNA Auditorium:
Plenary Session - TBD


4:45-5:30 pm
A break to network, relax and get ready for the evening celebration!

5:30-8:30 pm
Celebrate in the Herb Garden and Meadow. Festivities will include local musicians and performances curated by Washington Performing Arts and Art Soiree - all while taking advantage of a spring evening among the blossoms and enjoying food, beverages, and good company!

All proceeds go to support Washington Youth Garden programs for youth and families.

Visit our website (washingtonyouthgarden.org) for more information.
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Thank You for supporting Arbor Day Fest 2016. Please continue to engage with us as we continue the 45th Anniversary of the Washington Youth Garden. Our next event is a Free Garden Party at the National Arboretum on June 4th. Join our mailing list at www.washingtonyouthgarden.org

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Location

U.S. National Arboretum (View)
3501 New York Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
United States


Categories

Arts > Performance
Education > Workshops
Music > Festivals
Other > Fundraisers
Other > Green
Other > Health & Wellness

Minimum Age: 0
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact

Owner: Washington Youth Garden
On BPT Since: Jul 29, 2015
 
Ulises Zatarain
202.245.2709
uzatarain@fona.org
http://washingtonyouthgard...
 

Attendees

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Washington, DC United States
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Washington, DC United States
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Washington, DC United States
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