Posts Tagged: From the Ground Up

Growing Gardeners and Healthy Eaters: The Capital Area Food Bank Celebrates Food Day

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  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 »

Share the Harvest

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Share the Harvest this holiday season and honor someone special with a gift in their name. Share the Harvest supports an innovative collaboration between the Capital Area Food Bank and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  This partnership enables the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Clagett Farm to distribute between 40 and 50 percent of its annual harvest to low-income families and… Read more »

Packed Snacks and Garden Grub

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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 »

Summer Healthy Eating for All

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For the second year, the garden at Children of Mine in Southeast D.C. is thriving.  This collaboration of From the Ground Up in the Community and Children of Mine teaches children in urban areas about the importance of healthy eating, nutrition and growing fresh produce.  To kick-off our summer healthy eating series of recipes, below… Read more »

Fresh Produce Kick Off!

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The FGU Fresh Produce Grant at Clagett Farm, is off and running…a great start to the 2010 harvesting season! The season runs for 26 weeks, and CAFB partner organizations come and pick up thousands of pounds of fresh, chemical-free, produce to disperse to their clients. Last Tuesday marked the farm’s first harvest day, and Wednesday… Read more »

From the Ground Up: Planting Ideas for Local Growth

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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 »