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Urban Farming, Sustainability and the Environment

May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us for a conversation with Karen Washington, urban community gardener and food justice advocate and Jarabi S. Walker, Bowie State University’s first ever Sustainability & Energy Coordinator around the topics of urban farming, sustainability and the environment.

Karen Washington has spent decades promoting urban farming as a way to have access to fresh, locally grown food. She is board member of the New York Botanical Gardens, co-founder of the La Familia Verde Garden Coalition and Black Urban Growers (BUGS), and board president of Greenworker Cooperatives, which builds and sustains worker-owned green businesses to create a strong, local, and democratic economy rooted in racial and gender equity.

bari S. Walker leads the Office of Sustainability for the 6,300+ student campus. Walker is credited with creating the Student Green Ambassadors organization, drafting the BSU Climate Action Plan 2020 and coordinating the world’s first known solar powered bus station that charges mobile
devices (on the BSU campus). In 2021, Walker was appointed by the Maryland Secretary of the Environment as a member of the Education, Communications and Outreach (ECO) Workgroup of the Maryland Commission on Climate Change, where he now serves as co-chair.

The free program will take place on May 19, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:15 pm at the Connie Morella Library, it will be also offered via live streaming. Registration required. For more information about the program, please visit This program is cosponsored by the Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC).


May 19
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Bethesda (Connie Lorella) Library
7400 Arlington Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
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