The Rooting DC Report
We hope you took our suggestion and attended the free Rooting DC event for DC-Area Urban Gardeners last weekend because now in its fourth year, it was better than ever. We were inspired to see hundreds of city- and suburb-dwellers getting back to basics – like growing and preparing food, starting school and community gardens, beekeeping, composting, and fighting hunger. This was Behnkes’ first year as a sponsor, and it won’t be the last. Congratulations to everyone for their hard work in making this important event happen – and thank you~!
Above clockwise from left to right: a poster showing off the wonderful Washington Youth Garden (at the National Arboretum); Nazirakh Amen teaching Shiitake mushroom-growing; Mo Moodie and Ibti Vincent teaching canning; and a volunteer for City Blossoms teaching seed-bomb-making.
Above left to right: Katie Rehwaldt (shown) and Bea Trickett are the two people MOST responsible for making this event happen; the DC Chicken Campaign with an enthusiast; and two more DC gardening movers and shakers – Chris Turse (with the Washington Youth Garden) and Judy Tiger, former director of Garden Resources of Washington.
Above, Juliette Tahar and assistant (from Healthy Living, Inc.) demonstrating the cooking of greens and roots; and a crowd shot demonstrating the excellent attendance!
- Rainscape Training to be given March 9 and 10. Only $10!
- The Silver Spring Garden Club
- We love Chris Upton's blog "1003 Gardens"
- Thanks, Garden Clubs, for a Wonderful Garden Social!
- Takoma Horticulture Club
- Spring Gardening Events this Weekend
- Montgomery County Master Gardener Class Still Has Openings
- The DC State Fair will be Bigger and Badder this Year, so BE there!
- Our USDA Neighbor does Serious Compost Research
- Free training in gardening, given by experts at the National Arboretum
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