Sunday, September 6, 2009

This summer has not been great for my garden...and I only have myself to blame. I've completely neglected my poor plants. I've been juggling several things and not doing any one thing well. So, feeling defeated, I went to the garden today to pull up my plants. Ready to start planning for the next season. And then I got there and mother nature surprised me again with her resilience. The plants had rebounded and looked pretty good given what I was expecting. I brought home over 1 lb of carrots, 2 lbs of tomatoes and about 1/2 lb of jalepeno and cherry peppers. The poblanos should be ready in a few weeks.

Here's a look:

Friday, June 12, 2009

School Garden Initiative

Picture Source

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) teamed up with the Food Network, Share Our Strength and others to plant a fruit and vegetable garden at the SEED School in SE. A Good Food Gardens program was created to educate youth about incorporating healthy foods into their diets. Another win for the Obama Administration!

Recession Gardens

I attended the Food Research and Action Center's Annual Benefit Dinner this week and was reminded how much I like the non-profit DC Hunger Solutions. While I am worrying about how to find local produce, others are concerned about finding food...any food. It's certainly been on my mind with the current economy. I know food banks across the country are emptying out due to increased demand.

The good news is that home gardening is on the rise. We've replaced our Victory Gardens with Recession Gardens.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Finally...proud to be an American

Source: NY Times

The NY Times wrote an article about Michelle Obama's visit to Miriam's Kitchen. Here's my favorite quote:

Mrs. Obama was praising the menu last week at Miriam’s Kitchen, a nonprofit drop-in center serving this city’s homeless. And she seized the moment to urge Americans to provide fresh, unprocessed and locally grown foods to their families and to the neediest in their communities.

She had me at hello....i *heart* her.