Gardening in small spaces, making pickles, growing specialty crops, edible landscapes and healthy affordable food for all are just a few of the topics at the annual Rooting DC urban gardening forum. This day-long event – which includes panel discussions, workshops and talks –  is free (donations appreciated) and open to the public. The forum includes an info fair with lots of  great organizations coming to share opportunities and information.

Mark your calendar now for February 28th from 9:00am – 4:00pm at Wilson HS, advance registration is recommended.

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Green thumbs, greens growers and greenies of all stripes are invited to attend Rooting DC, a forum designed to bring DC gardeners together.

Come for workshopping, networking and round table-ing on Saturday February 18th and help foster partnerships between those who are working towards a common goal of a greener, healthier DC.

You can register here – this free event fills up quickly!

Gardening in small spaces, making pickles, growing specialty crops and healthy affordable food for all are just a few of the topics at the 3rd annual Rooting DC urban gardening forum. This day-long event – which includes panel discussions, workshops and talks –  is free and open to the public.

Mark your calendar now for February 20th from 9:30 – 4:00 at the Historical Society of Washington.

¡Se ofrecerán algunas sesiones en español!

On Saturday we went to the informative  Rooting DC workshop sponsored by a few of  your neighborhood  stores and non-profits.

Presentations on Harvesting Rainwater by Jim Foster (Anacostia Watershed Society)  and on  Extending the Growing Season by Vinnie Bevivin0 (Master Peace Community Farm) were both excellent.

We are inspired to put in a rain barrel, build a cold frame, install a green roof, extend our gardening season and  increase our urban farming footage. And get some cold season vegetable seeds in the ground.

We also picked up some free seed packets and have a few extra. Anyone need mizuna, burgandy bush beans or patty pan squash?