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  • July 8, 2019

    How Rob “the Tomato Guy” Got Involved in Urban Gardening

    Rob Schulman’s love for gardening brought him to the Capital Area Food Bank. The knowledge that he’s making an impact for his neighbors keeps him coming back, and it inspired him to start an own urban garden of his own.

  • June 17, 2019

    What to Do With Your Urban Garden Harvest

    If you’ve had a chance to follow along on the blog in the last couple of months, you may have already learned how to create your very own urban container garden and what you can plant in it. This month, if your garden is reaching full bloom, the next question is: “What can I do with all this food?”

  • May 10, 2019

    What to Plant in Your Urban Garden

    We’re in the heart of spring, and summer is on the way! Last month, we taught you how to create your very own urban container garden. Container gardening is an easy way to grow vegetables, especially when you lack yard space. But what can you grow in it? Come find out!

  • April 5, 2019

    Why You Should Build Your Own Urban Container Garden

    Spring is here, and with it comes the food growing season here in our area. One of the ways we grow plants at the food bank is through urban garden plots. These plots are great tools for growing veggies in a city environment, and are another way to provide food for the community!

  • March 14, 2019

    Family Farm is a Wellness Partner

    The Capital Area Food Bank works with farms all over the region to procure nutritious produce for our partners and programs, so that ultimately our community has better access to healthy foods. One of these partners is Miller Farms.

  • October 14, 2016

    Grow Your Own Food!

    “The garden isn’t my garden, it’s their garden. It’s our garden!” says Cora Clark, Arbor View Apartments’ Resident Services Manager with Community Preservation and Development Corporation. The garden is “a family thing.”

  • September 14, 2016

    The Cantaloupe! A Love story.

    While my garden thrives with tomatoes, kale, cucumbers, broccoli, zucchini, peppers, and more over the course of a gardening season, I am known as a killer of melons. I have never managed to bring one to fruit, though certainly not for lack of trying.

  • May 13, 2016

    SNEAK PREVIEW of Bountiful Bowls: Kale Love

    The food bank is hard at work on an exciting new project that will get delicious, healthy, and low cost recipes into the hands of our community. As we anticipate the September 2016 launch of our new cookbook, “Bountiful Bowls”, we’re giving you a sneak preview of what’s to come. Check back often for updates!

  • April 21, 2016

    Production-based incentives make it hard to get nutrition and food waste outcomes we want

    After a day of listening to many of the country’s top influencers on topics ranging from protein in the diet to food waste to nutrition, a few of the dots began to connect: while some of our country’s food policies once served us quite well, they don’t anymore.

  • August 13, 2015

    Greetings from the Urban Demonstration Garden

    Our Urban Demonstration Garden has had another great week.