When I think of Loudoun County Virginia huge mansions, suburbia, and D.C. commuters come to mind. Session IV started off by visiting a place that stuck out like a barn in the city, especially because that's what it was. We started off Seminar IV at the Loudoun Farm and Heritage Museum with a delicious lunch… Continue reading “Preserving and Promoting”
Last fall I taught a class on climate change and urban development which focused on climate change impacts and adaptation in urban settings. Emphasis on urban agriculture was among the various adaptation practices employed to mitigate the impacts of climate change and assure food security. Urban agriculture entails the growing of food in an urban… Continue reading Urban Agriculture – Up Top Acres
I truly enjoyed my visit to Washington D.C. and was proud to know many of the efforts going on to improve our Nation and the community of Washington DC. Visiting the US Capitol was an amazing experience especially getting to see all the wonderful statues of our great leaders. One near and dear to my… Continue reading Ms. Fannon goes to Washington!
Each time I go to Washington D.C., I am reminded of everything our nation has been through in our relatively short history. I sometimes get overwhelmed with a sense of patriotism when standing in the very locations pivotal to United States history. Seeing our nation's capital in March, right when the cherry trees are beginning… Continue reading Our Nation’s Capitol
Last month our VALOR group explored agriculture in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. It was an educational and eye-opening seminar covering many businesses and policy issues I did not know much about. Our meetings and discussions re-emphasized how important it is for us to tell our stories and be relatable. Although I am technically considered… Continue reading VALOR Blog #4: Washington DC & NoVA
Seminar IV in Northern VA and D.C. - Urban Ag & National Policy
Class IV fellows tour Endless Summer Harvest in Northern VA.