Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Local farm-to-table dining spots

Here's an Urbanite article about where to eat local in Baltimore:
as written by the author of this blog

A few of the restaurants mentioned...
Joe Squared
Chameleon Cafe
Woodberry Kitchen
Dogwood Deli

I also read an article in the Sun supplement about several Baltimore restaurants that are growing produce on their rooftops:  can't get much more locavore than that!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Gardening goes corporate

Backyard gardens are getting so popular that they're even popping up at corporate offices, according to the NY Times.

This week we put in tomato and eggplant seedlings in my yard.  We're looking at a bumper crop of cilantro and mint already, and the strawberries are starting to blush.  Here's hoping for a better tomato summer than last year!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Earth Day cuteness

Now posted online:  winners of an Earth Day poster contest sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mid-Atlantic region and the Philadelphia Zoo.

The contest was for students in kindergarten through grade 12 in EPA’s mid-Atlantic region, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.  Students submitted hand-created drawings in three categories.  Winning entries and others were displayed at the Philadelphia Zoo for EPA’s 40th anniversary Earth Day celebration.  Many posters continue to be displayed at the EPA’s Public Information Center in Philadelphia.  

Pretty cute!

Mid-Atlantic (region 3) EPA website: