Hate weeding? Listen to DC Summer Gardening Tips part 3 onWAMU 88.5 for tips to make it easier. Archived at http://wamu.org/programs/mc/ and repeating on-air a few times over the weekend. While weeding may never be "fun," we can at least make it less boring and painful.
Saturday morning, we'll have a table at the AHS Garden School in Alexandria, VA. Details are posted at ahs.org here. Featured speakers will include: Marcy Damon, grassroots restoration coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Jeff Lowenfels, soil health expert and author of Teaming with Microbes: A Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web; Douglas Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens; and Paul Tukey, author of The Organic Lawn Care Manual.
That afternoon, we host a talk on Growing the Perfect Tomato at the HSW in downtown DC. The talk is free and open to all. See this previous blog post for details.
Sunday from 1-4pm, we'll be at the Buy Local Block Party, an indoor-outdoor neighborhood celebration with live music - Cool local stuff - Beer garden - Interactive arts. The plant sale portion is aimed directly at those new area apt/condo dwellers, but I know that many office workers and home owners as well will want to stop by and purchase some selections to "green" their surroundings. I'll be there with plant advice and the Beltsville Garden Club will be selling houseplants, herbs, and edibles grown in their greenhouses. Come out and support the Eat Local, Buy Local, Grow Local movement. Location: the Arts Alley, 8030 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, this is south of the RR tracks underpass, behind Mayorga Coffee on Georgia Avenue and behind Gallery Restaurant on East West Highway, and next to the Veridian apartments off of Blair Mill Way. Admission: free. .(As the Red line is still experiencing serious disuptions, I recommend the #70 which will drop you off right there at the event or take any of the Silver Spring metro-bound buses and walk the few blocks over. ) For more info, details, and updates, visit the Buy Local Silver Spring web site at: http://www.buylocalsilverspring.com/.