Friday, February 12, 2010

making food happen, all over the country

I know that there are great urban gardening projects all over Seattle and the Northwest(look at the success of the P-Patches!). I recently talked to my long-time friend Katie, who grew up with me in the Southwest and transplanted herself in the Other Washington: DC, that is. She's starting an urban garden project and is looking for pledges of support to help her receive additional funding.

Katie has devoted her life to amazing work. She is a harm reductionist, and has worked with various groups in DC for the last 6 years. She now turns her sights an urban garden project. She hopes to create a safe outdoor space for people to enjoy their community and grow real food.

Her goal is to raise $5,500 by March 5th, so that she can continue her urban garden project. More information is here:

Even a $1 donation will help her site to be more visible.

Monday, February 8, 2010

the first of the Summer Vegetables, 2010

Don't get too excited...yet. But we started seeding this week. All our onions, shallots, and leeks, along with early greens and celery, are now snuggled up against the heated table top in our greenhouse.

Here's a glimpse of the foggy interior

It's a balmy 75 degrees inside the greenhouse when the sun shines on it. The seeds will be up in a matter of days. Just makes me want to do a little dance.