March 2015

Found 6 blog entries for March 2015.

5 Unique DC Area CSA’s 
(Community Supported Agriculture Programs)
Ginger

 

Local, organic food is always a good idea.  It’s good for the environment, the economy, the community and our personal health and wellness.  In the DC area, we are lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of local food options—the bread, produce, meat and dairy baskets overfloweth.  There are a multitude of small, organically run farms within a 100 mile radius of DC and about seventy CSA options available in the area.  In a CSA (community supported agriculture) model, community members pay a set share at the beginning of the growing season to a local farm that then guarantees the shareholder a portion of the farm’s bounty.  CSA members receive a weekly, or bi-weekly share of produce

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Easter Egg Roll: The White House’s Biggest Celebration


The annual Easter Egg Roll is one of Washington DC’s oldest and most celebrated traditions. Every year thousands gather in the White House’s backyard for a festival that includes many family friendly activities. On Monday April 6th the First Family will host the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. 35,000 are expected to attend the celebration. The event features an egg roll and hunt, live music, storytelling, cooking demonstrations and fitness zones that support The First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign. The event is free and open to the public through a lottery. As part of this year’s theme, The First Lads has launched the “Gimme Five” campaign, which asks kids, parents and celebrities to share

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4721 12th St NE Washington DC.
Bright and Renovated.
Open H
ouse Sunday 1-4

Exterior 4721 12th ST NE Washington DC

Welcome home to this bright, wide end-unit row house with everything on your wish list. Step inside from the covered porch and enjoy the bright and large living room with gleaming wood floors and large windows. The freshly renovated kitchen with new cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances is a dream for your inner chef. Out back the large deck just off the kitchen overlooks the spacious, fenced backyard with easy potential for off street parking. Upstairs are three large bedrooms with a multitude of windows and a renovated bath. The tall, open, and finished lower level provides lots of extra space for playroom and/or a home office. All this is just a short

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National Cherry Blossom Festival Kicks Off Spring in DC

This year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off on March 21st marking the first day of spring. The event runs to Sunday, April 12th, 2015. In support of the environment, this year’s festival will emphasize green spaces, trees and gardens. Over the course of the festival’s five weeks, each weekend a different family friendly event takes place to celebrate the long awaited arrival of spring.
Cherry Blossoms Washington DC

The trees origins are actually part of DC’s rich diplomatic history. They were a gift from the Japanese to honor the friendship between the two nations. The first batch of trees arrived in 1910 diseased and had to be destroyed. In 1912, Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo successfully sent a second batch of 3000

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Growing Gardeners in Brookland March 28th, 2015, 1-4 pm.
A Greater Brookland Garden Club Event.

Growing Gardners

Join the Greater Brookland Garden Club on March 28th for a great gardening event at St Anthony Catholic School, Margot Hall, from 1-4 pm.    There will be a presentation for the adults on the best practices for planting your garden, and the main event is for the KIDS!  Bring the kids to paint their very own terra cotta pots, mix soil and plant seeds.  This is a great event for all ages.

Any questions: call Mary Pat Rowen, President of the Gardent club, 202-526-8821

See you there!

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Mountain Biking the DC Area: The 3 Sweetest Rides an Hour or Less From DC (And Where to Drink a Beer Afterwards)

In the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”   If dear old Ben had ever been on a mountain bike—not likely, between the belly, the wig and the syphilis—he may have revised that statement to read “Bikes are proof that that God loves us and wants us to be happy and healthy; Beer is proof that God is proud of us.”
mountain biking

Beer and mountain biking have long been appreciated as complementary and harmonious elements.  As anyone who has ever completed a 30-miler with Everest-esque elevation gain can attest to: No amount of Gatorade can take the place of an ice cold IPA to replenish the sweat and

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