Tag Archives: gleaning

Beauty, Bouquets, and Broccoli

I planted my first garden as an adult at a rented house in Arlington.  Every evening when I came home from work, I would look at my plants, pluck a few weeds, and sometimes plan dinner before I even entered … Continue reading

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Gleaning in December: Can You Say Cole Crops?

Last August, a report by the Natural Resources Defense Council stated that 40 percent of food produced in the United States goes to waste.  The waste happens throughout the food chain, starting with 7 percent of fields not being harvested because of weather, … Continue reading

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Farm to Table: Gleaning Turnips at USDA Experimental Farm

Saturday morning I hitched a ride with Puwen Lee, Arlington Food Assistance Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, up to the USDA’s experimental farm in Beltsville, Maryland to pick turnips.  A group of about 15 met at the north farm and followed our … Continue reading

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Plotting Against Hunger

The Plot Against Hunger, a committee of the Arlington Food Assistance Center, has partnered with Arlington’s Central Library and other organizations to create a demonstration garden on the library grounds.  This year we have a new sign, courtesy of Martin … Continue reading

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