Woodridge Elementary School garden in DC. Image by James Crane.

In DC, there has been a lot of news and action recently about lack of healthy food access in Wards 7 and 8. The question is: what can cities contribute to food security and nutritional security?

Today, Monday, November 6, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm Join Sabine O’Hara, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) and Landgrant Programs of the University of the District of Columbia, to answer this question, review four emerging Urban Food Hub locations in Washington DC, and explore the connections between urban farming, food security, nutritional security, and the sustainability and resilience of our cities.

The event is from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the National Museum of Natural History (10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW).

Check out these other events coming up soon:

Monday, October 30: The College Park City-University Partnership is a community development corporation founded as a partnership between the University of Maryland, College Park and the City of College Park. The Partnership is working to implement the University District Vision 2020, a plan to make College Park a more vibrant, innovative, safe, and transit-friendly place to live. Learn more about this collaboration at a talk from 1 pm to 4 pm at the Stamp Student Union on UMD Campus (3972 Campus Drive) in College Park.

Next Tuesday, November 7: Are you interested in getting into the housing field? Get the chance to chat with housing leaders from across DC at the Coalition for Smarter Growth's next mentoring happy hour at Jojo Restaurant and Bar (1518 U Street NW) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The theme is housing. There are only a few spots left, so act now! RSVP here.

Monday, November 14: The new 11th Street Bridge Park will connect the neighborhoods of Anacostia on the east side of the river and Capitol Hill on the west. Head to the next Tuesdays at APA to hear from Vaughn Perry, Equitable Development Manager for the 11th Street Bridge Park, at 5:30 pm at the American Planning Association (1030 15th Street NW, Suite 750 West) for a discussion about the Bridge Park and the Equitable Development Plan, which was developed through a community-led process and is serving as a guide to ensure that the park’s development drives inclusive growth that results in opportunities for all residents.

Monday, November 14: Maryland Governor Hogan recently released a plan to widen, privatize, and toll I-270, I-495, and the BW Parkway. Head to the next Action Committee for Transit monthly meeting to hear what's fact and whats fiction. The speakers are Jeremy Mohler of In The Public Interest and Ben Ross, author of “Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism” and Chair, Maryland Transit Opportunities Coalition. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center (1 Veterans Place) in Silver Spring.

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Claire Jaffe was born in DC and now lives in the U Street area. She is a University of Michigan graduate and currently works at Coalition for Smarter Growth. On her off time, Claire can be found biking the street of DC or exploring the many green spaces throughout the region.