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?”
Posts Categorized: Farms & Gardening
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!
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!
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.
“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.”
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.
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!
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.
Our Urban Demonstration Garden has had another great week.
Most of the garden plants are currently ripe, but here are a few especially spectacular treats that are ready this week.