Monthly Archives: March 2011

Design for all!

Roads are not for cars. Nor are they for bicycles. Rather, roads are built for people – all people. Although this simple fact seems obvious, the language used in the alleged “cars vs. bikes” debate often clouds it. The latest … Continue reading

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Lasagna Gardening: Not Delicious, but Nutritious (for the soil)

Although lasagna gardening sounds like it should involve pasta with delicious layers of cheese sprouting from the ground, it’s actually a permaculture concept to build soil. By layering cardboard (to block weeds), fresh organic materials, compost, and soil additives like … Continue reading

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Growing Garden Cities, in D.C. and Beyond

It’s a sadly common misconception that the local food movement is elitist. That’s why I was excited to hear about Jeremy Smith’s new book Growing a Garden City. It tells the stories of how first graders, single moms, and homeless … Continue reading

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The Brave New World of Seed Starting

Just as I mourned my runaway worms, I’m a little concerned about my garden seedlings. While Ibti’s seedlings over at A Bikable Feast may resemble a basketball bracket, mine are more like a science fair project. Nonetheless, I still feel … Continue reading

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Guest Post at DC Event Junkie: Environmental Film Festival Preview

I’ve hooked up with the great DC social website, DC Event Junkie, to talk about some of the exciting local environmental events. My first post, a preview of the DC Environmental Film Festival, just went live today! If you’re in … Continue reading

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