Make Plans to Come to D.C. Urban Wheat Field

September 16, 2010 Bookmark and Share

The second Urban Wheat Field will be showing in Washington, D.C., next week as part of an effort by the wheat industry to educate lawmakers and citizens alike about the crop’s life cycle from farm to fork.

The event, sponsored by the Wheat Foods Council, will be held at 3rd Street and Maryland Avenue SW in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol building.

Experts in the areas of wheat production, milling, baking and nutrition will guide visitors through the quarter-acre of growing wheat and each phase of the grain’s life cycle, engaging them in hands-on activities and demonstrations along the way.

NAWG will host an opening reception and ribbon cutting the morning of Sept. 23 for Members of Congress, their staffers and agency officials. Guided field tours for Congressional staff will also be available throughout the event.

Details

What: Urban Wheat Field

Where: 3rd Street and Independence Ave., SW, near the National Museum of the American Indian

When: Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a map, click here.