As the spring sun peeks through winter’s gray, the Capital Area Food Bank is gearing up to dig its Urban Demonstration Garden.
Posts Tagged: urban gardening
The Capital Area Food Bank recently broke ground on our Urban Demonstration Garden, a space that provides a hands-on, learning laboratory for food growing education.
For years, I have wanted to find a way to make the youth garden space at Clagett Farm feel more inviting and energized for the young participants of the Farm Youth Initiative program. A mural seemed like a good first step in making that a reality. Thanks to our friends at Common Good City Farm,… Read more »
Today marks the inaugural Food Day, an initiative created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest to inspire Americans to think about their relationship with food. Modeled after Earth Day, Food Day is intended to generate recognition of the challenges we face in changing the way we think about, produce and consume food… Read more »
Slipping along icy sidewalks every morning on my walk to the Metro, I know I’m not the only person eagerly awaiting the first signs of spring. As a native Virginian, every year I look forward to the first spinach and strawberries, knowing that the local, seasonal produce will have been worth the wait. But I’ve… Read more »
What fruits and vegetables taste good with peanut butter, yogurt and pizza? What kinds of produce from the garden make good toppings for a burrito? Ask one of the 8-12 year-olds who participated in this summer’s Farm Youth Initiative program and they could probably tell you! Through the FYI program, more than 150 children from… Read more »
Amidst all this snow and ice, I can’t believe I’m thinking about all things leafy and green! But, it is that time again when we invite all Capital Area Food Bank agencies to submit an application for the 2010 FGU Fresh Produce Grant—the program that sends participating agencies out to Clagett Farm to pick up… Read more »
Sometimes a really good idea is born out of such simplicity; all it takes is a little spark. Here in the Harvest for Health department of the Capital Area Food Bank we concentrate on getting fresh produce to the people who need it. This year, a beautiful idea sprouted into a program new to the… Read more »