From Geovani: This is the organization that received a $1,800 grant for seeds and plants. They are right up the street and want to partner with us for Flower Power. We can make this available on the blog. Operation Green Plant Free Seeds! Since 1980 the Operation Green Plant Program has provided free seeds to: … More Free Seeds from America The Beautiful Fund
Big Bear Cafe has raked up its old herb garden to grow veggies from scratch. They give a day by day photo account on their web site. Starting outdoors, 3/25/09, right before rain! I planted lettuces, radishes, beets, and swiss chard. We’ll see if anything pops up.
Want to clean up that tree box in front of your house? Or show off the hard work you’ve put into your yard? Interested in trying your hand at urban gardening? We’re happy to announce that plans have been set for BACA’s Flower Power 2009–a neighborhood beautification effort which will culminate with a garden walk followed by a reception … More Get ready for Flower Power 2009
Now, I’ll admit, I don’t really know what permaculture means. But I certainly love that the Common Good City Farm, a short walk away, is going to teach me how to do it at a weekend course in June. Details here. Common Good makes me feel good and I’ve never actually even seen their grounds … More Love the Common Good City Farm
Cindy Brown of Green Spring Gardens will be discuss how to grow vegetables in DC this Saturday at the Historical Society. More details below the jump.
Neighbors, this sounds great! Old City Green, a new garden center, is opening at 9th & N St. Opening celebration this Saturday starting at 9am! They describe their purpose: To invite nature back into the city by supporting local landscapers with market value product and by providing the Shaw community and D.C. at large with … More New Garden Center opening in Shaw
So you’ve decided you want to grow some vegetables, but you don’t know where to start. If you have some space to stick a few containers, you’re ahead of a lot of aspiring urban gardeners. You have three main options: container gardening, raised beds, or growing directly in the ground. Each have their advantages. … More Getting your garden started
Common Good City Farm, the community vegetable garden at the old Gage School, is having a “farm workday” this Saturday [March 21, 2009] from 10 am – 1 pm. We’ll be shoveling soil to prepare the farm, we may plant some seeds and paint signs. Kids welcome if accompanied by an adult. We have gloves … More Community farming event
Common Good City Farm (formerly 7th Street Garden) is garden grown and cared for by the community, whose members then have access to fresh produce. Its new host is the Gage School in Bloomingdale. It has a job training program among other things. What a great idea. They’re holding a fundraiser on Monday. For more … More Community Garden Mar 16 fundraiser
Some of you have seen me or my girlfriend Ama out front in the garden on 3rd Street NW. We’re by no means professionals, but I’ve let myself become obsessed and in the process have learned quite a bit. This season will be our first season growing at something close to capacity for our little … More Growing food in Shaw