Posted in May 2012

Taking My Seedlings for a Ride and Other Urban Garden Adventures

Taking My Seedlings for a Ride and Other Urban Garden Adventures

By Amanda
I’ve been working away at my garden plot at the Mamie D. Lee community garden in northwest Washington, DC over the last weeks. I noticed a difficulty with my seedlings raised indoors adjusting to the harsh realities of planted life in the garden. Several tomatoes I transplanted weeks ago when it was unseasonably warm did not do well: two died and the third barely survived. Continue reading

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Looking for Local: Dairy Day

Looking for Local: Dairy Day

By Martina I grew up spending summers in Germany visiting my Oma, where every hike through the woods had a purpose, ending at an outdoor cafe…with local pastries, of course!  So when Clear Spring Creamery advertised their Open Farm Day at the Dupont Circle market recently, I looked forward to a meandering country drive with … Continue reading

Close Encounters of a Bee Kind

Close Encounters of a Bee Kind

As our class ventured to the hives at Prince George’s Community College and took turns opening hive covers, pulling out bee-covered frames, and generally gaping at the bees, I noticed that our class, myself included, was a whole lot less worried about the bees than before. In fact, we were getting downright comfortable with them. Continue reading

Market Report:  A Day in Town

Market Report: A Day in Town

By Martina  Spending a beautiful morning at a farmer’s market is just about my favorite thing to do, so Sunday I set out for the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market from my home in Reston.  I was not alone in that thought.  It was bustling! I love this market in particular because it’s great for people … Continue reading

Fabulous Find: Brie/Bleu Cheese

Fabulous Find: Brie/Bleu Cheese

By Martina  Our latest Fabulous Find is the Mountain Top Bleu by Firefly Farms, one of their award-winning goat cheeses, and every bit as good as the imports in a gourmet shop.  I tried it at the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM market for the first time this past Sunday.  Imagine the creaminess of a ripe brie combined … Continue reading