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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.