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

Mamatha Hanumappa

Mamatha Hanumappa

State SARE Coordinator
University of the District of Columbia
(202) 274-5499
Mamatha is the project specialist for ethnic and specialty crops at the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education in the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) at University of the District of Columbia. She comes to the position following a consultancy with the World Bank and brings a wealth of experience in the field of plant biology. Mamatha’s current work is exploring how to increase specialty crop production, productivity and income, to the DC area with the overall goal of improving food security in a changing climate.

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
2 projects
funded since 1988