Tag Archives: AFAC

Garden Planning on Coldest Weekend of Winter!

Garden business seriously begins to occupy me in February because often I can start planting at the end of the month. These are what I call the “early crops” and include lettuces, radishes, peas and carrots. Some years, that also … Continue reading

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Sharing the Wealth

This morning I called my friend Puwen and asked if she could take some of my zucchini pickles from last year.  They were a little too lemony and cumin-y to eat in a side salad or just out of the … Continue reading

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Ah, Summer!

Summer is in full swing in the garden. Yesterday morning, I met Jane, one of the Plot Against Hunger volunteers, to weed and we cleaned up the outside garden and tidied the inside garden. Alex, my garden neighbor, who has … Continue reading

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Fall Closes In

We had another beautiful weekend with cooler temperatures.  I guess fall is fast approaching.  We had a community project in the garden.  It involved planting 30 roses along the park side of the fence.  We hope to beautify the fence … Continue reading

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A Good Season and More to Come

After time away over Labor Day weekend, I came back to gardens in the midst of a late summer burst of bounty.  They are also starting to look a bit end of season.  The Plot Against Hunger garden has been … Continue reading

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Summer’s Harvest Arrives

Gardens have begun to bear prolifically—a nice thing for gardeners, their neighbors and friends and the Arlington Food Assistance Center.  Last Thursday evening, Filmona, who volunteers in the 10th and Barton Plot Against Hunger, and I harvested seven pounds of … Continue reading

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Straw Bale Gardening in the Middle of Clarendon

Yesterday, Plot Against Hunger had its garden tour and one of the plots I was really interested in seeing was the one at Clarendon Presbyterian Church.  Last year, Clarendon started a garden for Plot with raised beds and it yielded … Continue reading

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Bamboo: From Trellis to Fencing

Central Library was hopping on Sunday and not just because it’s a great place to check out books and media.  Puwen Lee had conspired with Lynn Westergren to design a fence for the part of the Library garden we call … Continue reading

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So Much Gardening to Do!

There is so much to do in the garden this time of year, and since I work in my own garden as well as Plot Against Hunger gardens at 10th and Barton and the Library, sometimes it seems like there … Continue reading

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Spring: Making Its Stately Way Toward Us

As the vernal equinox approaches, I’m getting ready to meet a potential volunteer for the Plot Against Hunger garden I planted with early crops recently.  It’s a convenient and very visible site, so with luck, I’ll get some help with … Continue reading

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