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Where Did All Those Seedlings Go?

Back on May 5th, DC State Fair sponsored a seedling swap at the 14th & U Farmers’ Market. Novice and experienced gardens came together to trade seedlings and tips for making them grow. Do you think those tips worked? Check … Continue reading

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Veggie Preservation Will Pickle Your Fancy

Our friends at Brainfood recently spent an evening preserving cucumbers and squash from their new garden in Mt. Vernon Square. Brainfood, an after-school program for high school students, uses food as a tool to build life skills in a fun … Continue reading

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DC’s Pie Lady

Are you thinking of entering a pie in one of the 2012 DC State Fair competitions? Well, I hope you got started last September, because that’s when last year’s pie-making contender, Ninette Dean, began planning her comeback. She walked home … Continue reading

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A Gardening Duo Shares Their Success

Wendy Caron and Mark Perry are not your typical DC urban gardeners. In their large plot at Blair Road Community Garden near Fort Totten, they grow potatoes, garlic, beans, salad greens, asparagus, cucumbers, squash, beets, carrots, onions, berries, cherries, herbs, … Continue reading

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