Archwood Green Barns market

Archwood Green Barns market

By Amanda
A recent trip to Archwood Green Barns Farmers market in The Plains, Virginia, brought a wonderful experience of summer produce and all that a farmers market can provide. Continue reading

Willowsford:  Another Viewpoint

Willowsford: Another Viewpoint

by Martina As Amanda talked about in a recent post, she and I took a drive out to Loudoun County a few weeks ago to check out Willowsford, a new residential housing development within a stone’s throw of Dulles Airport.   And we left with different impressions of the place. To some degree, it’s a typical … Continue reading

Willowsford: Agriculture Supported High End Community

Willowsford: Agriculture Supported High End Community

By Amanda
Willowsford’s ‘in house’ farm may be perceived as just another amenity to provide “farm to table attributes,” to sell to prospective residents of the mega house development. However, I wonder how would our world be changed if all new developments included a farm? What if it were required of the developer, like water, sewer, runoff mitigation and stoplights?
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Spring Comes Full Cycle for a Growing Season

Spring Comes Full Cycle for a Growing Season

By Amanda
Martina and I recently got together to celebrate spring and the one year anniversary of this blog, A Growing Season. For both of us, it was a time to look back and see how far our lives have come: what our blog has produced, how it has expanded our knowledge and understanding of local food and food systems, and most of all, where our life’s journey has taken us. Continue reading