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March 28, 2019

I've posted previously (twice!) about DC area spring plant sales. I love these sales because you can pick up a ton of high quality plants while supporting our public gardens and horticultural institutions.

February 28, 2019

At the end of my Rooting DC talk (link is my slides on Google Drive), an audience member came up to me and said "if you hadn't told us that you have stage fright, we never would have known." I had openly shared about my enduring stage fright right at the top of my talk...

November 8, 2018

Looking to beat the winter blues? Head outside to our local public gardens. Meadowlark's evening display of holiday lights begins on November 9 while Brookside Gardens' display begins November 16. For daytime holiday cheer, head over to the US Botanic Gardens (starting...

April 19, 2018

I picked up these beautiful dinosaur kale, collard, and 'Flashy Troutback' lettuce seedlings from Mighty Greens (@mightygreensdc) last week. You can support these entrepreneurial student gardeners at their Cardozo Education Campus sidewalk markets, every Wednesday in M...

March 22, 2018

Happy Spring everyone! It is spring, right? *checks the calendar, then looks out the window at yesterday's snowfall...sigh* For reference, my post about last spring's sales can be found here.

Both the Maryland Native Plant Society and the Virginia Native Plant Soci...

March 8, 2018

I hope everyone had an amazing, invigorating learning experience at Rooting DC 2018. I know I did. Thank you to everyone who attended my presentation. It was an honor to converse with others about a topic that is close to my heart. You may find my presentation slides w...

March 1, 2018

Happy Anniversary everybody! I started this blog after giving my first gardening talk at Rooting DC 2017. I will be back at Rooting DC 2018 on Saturday to give an hour-long talk about good bugs in the garden and I'm so excited.

My primary goal for this past year of gard...

October 19, 2017

On Saturday, we attended the DC Grocery Walk, a demonstration for food justice. In Ward 8, where the demonstration took place, there is only 1 grocery store to feed more than 70,000 residents. We gathered at that store and walked 2 miles to our rally point, symbolizing...

October 5, 2017

I am beyond thrilled to announce that two out of three of my food contest entries were awarded ribbons at the DC State Fair. For the complete list of contests and winners, click here.

3RD PLACE ICE CREAM: Wild blackberry cheesecake. This egg-less ice cream was inspired...

August 31, 2017

Of course, Maryland and Virginia have their own state and county fairs, but I adore the DC State Fair!

Here are some local upcoming fall harvest festivals:

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