Category Archives: food

Lessons For My Unborn Son on Food

As I’ve mentioned more times than people probably care, I’m expecting a baby in June. Considering the impending change in my life, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how we’ll raise our kid and what we’ll teach him. … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Seed Starting

There’s something magical about starting seeds. You begin with a tiny wisp of a thing, enclosed in its little shell, push it into damp soil, and wait. Perhaps it grows, perhaps it doesn’t. Even if you understand the science far … Continue reading

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Helping Your Garden Grow with DIY Lights

This year, I promised myself I wouldn’t try to start seeds without the right equipment. It only led to heartbreak in the past. The last two years, I tried to convince myself that with a little ingenuity and hard work … Continue reading

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“I Get My Advice from the Advertising World…”

Title courtesy of Koka Kola, by The Clash It’s gardening catalog season again. They arrive in the mail, shiny and bright, filled with colorful photographs of gleaming fruits and vegetables. They promise award-winning harvests, plants that grow themselves, and lip-smacking … Continue reading

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Growing Urban Agriculture at Rooting DC

There are some events that follow the same pattern year after year, which although worth attending, are remain essentially the same. Then there are those that surprise and delight you with their growth, such as Rooting DC, the Washington area’s … Continue reading

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