Washington, D.C.

The grants summary  includes a project highlight, a breakdown of funding by SARE project type, the total funding for the state since 1988 and state grant recipients.

Northeast SARE’s network of state coordinators–housed at each land grant university throughout the region–conduct professional development programs and share information about our grant programs and other sustainable agriculture resources in their respective states.

State Contacts

Matthew Gardine

Matthew Gardine

State SARE Coordinator
University of the District of Columbia
(202) 308-7113
Matt Gardine is the state SARE coordinator for the District of Columbia and is also the Assistant Farm Manager for the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education at the University of D.C. From 2009 to 2011, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer working with cereal farmers in the West African nation of Senegal. Matt has a Master of Science degree in Community Food and Agricultural Systems from Michigan State University and has been a D.C. resident for almost 20 years.

University of District of Columbia SARE Project:

Washington D.C. Urban Orchard Professional Development Program

The Washington, D.C. Metro Area does not produce enough fruit to meet local demand. Space constraints in a densely-populated urban setting, rapid increases on land leases, and perceived skill deficits among farmers have, in previous years, prevented D.C.’s urban farmers from expanding into the urban orcharding sector, despite its lucrative potential. Recent policy changes regarding […]

SARE in the District of Columbia

Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation.

Demonstration of plot establishment with plastic mulch/landscape fabric at the University of District of Columbia’s Firebird Research Farm. Photo courtesy of Mamatha Hanumappa.

Washington, d.c.

in funding since 1988
3 projects
funded since 1988