Gardening is an amazing way to grow food that is healthy and delicious. It’s also a great way to connect with friends and family while getting some sun and exercise. However, people rarely consider the role of gardens in growing healthy, thriving communities. Indeed, urban gardens can be hotbeds of community empowerment, from the financial […]
I recently joined my colleagues from the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum for an hour-long webinar on how to help your garden thrive in the late-summer months. This video is packed with helpful tips on caring for and harvesting all types of vegetables. I was really pleased to be able to field a lot of great […]
It’s the time of year when fresh vegetables and fruits are abundant. So why not serve up your meals with some herbs as fresh as the foods they complement with a summer herb garden? Herb gardens are great for beginner gardeners and garden gurus, alike. Tired of running to the grocery store each time you […]
I recently joined my colleagues from the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum to discuss the pleasures and challenges of tending a garden, as well as the importance of spending some time outdoors during the “new normal” presented by COVID-19. If you find the discussion interesting, please leave a like on the video and subscribe to my […]
Plants don’t like it when temperatures shift from winter’s cold , to spring’s warmth, to summer’s heat, and then back again in a short time. Unfortunately, such weather patterns are something we all experience living in Washington, D.C. That’s why we’re sharing some summer garden prep tips that can be really helpful for when temperatures […]
It’s hard to believe, but August is just a day away! With the new month comes some new bargains for your garden. Here are some cost-saving garden shopping tips that you can use at nurseries and garden centers all over Washington, D.C.
Have you ever been at the local farmers market and came home with some less-than-ideal fruits and vegetables? Don’t worry! In this video you will learn tips and tricks to ensure you are purchasing perfect produce and take a guided tour through a local, Washington D.C. farmers market.