Tag Archives: urban agriculture

“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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McMillan Reservoir Park – An Unpolished Jewel

There are places in the world that are unlike anywhere else – some of them are national parks, others historical monuments. But very few of them are in the middle of a busy city and yet closed to the public. … Continue reading

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Guest Post at DC Food for All – Food Forests and Renewable Energy: A Great Combination

In my local food work with Ecolocity D.C., I occassionally write for D.C. Food for All, a group blog with contributors from a variety of regional food justice organizations. Today, I just published a post on there about Ecolocity’s effort … Continue reading

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Hold Fast to What is Good

My neighbor Wilma is the person that everyone in the community knows and goes to if they have an issue. Upon my mom’s suggestion that she would appreciate some produce, I bought some tomatoes over (seeing a pattern here?) and … Continue reading

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