Food that doesn’t break the bank. Folks discover that vegetable gardens can save them money

 

In Al Gore’s brand-new slideshow (premiering exclusively on TED.com), he presents evidence that the pace of climate change may be even worse than scientists were recently predicting, and challenges us to act with a sense of “generational mission” — the kind of feeling that brought forth the civil rights movement — to set it right. Gore’s stirring presentation is followed by a brief Q&A in which he is asked for his verdict on the current political candidates’ climate policies and on what role he himself might play in future.

 

Tricycle Gardens
Spring Seedling Plant Sale
This Saturday, April 5th
10am-1pm

Location: Tricycle Garden’s Church Hill Garden
2300 Block of Jefferson Avenue, Richmond VA 23334

Cool season crops, all $3/six-pack

  • variety of lettuces
  • kale
  • chinese cabbage
  • swiss chard
  • broccoli

Get a great deal on healthy seedlings for your vegetable garden!

 

(From the NY TIMES) IF you’ve stood in line at a farmers’ market recently, you know that the local food movement is thriving, to the point that small farmers are having a tough time keeping up with the demand.

But consumers who would like to be able to buy local fruits and vegetables not just at farmers’ markets, but also in the produce aisle of their supermarket, will be dismayed to learn that the federal government works deliberately and forcefully to prevent the local food movement from expanding. And the barriers that the United States Department of Agriculture has put in place will be extended when the farm bill that House and Senate negotiators are working on now goes into effect. READ MORE

 

Here is a great blog covering all kinds of urban greening projects, policy, and concepts. enjoy the newest post here! Hyperlocalizing Hydrology in the Post-Industrial Urban Landscape

 

A “plastic soup” of waste floating in the Pacific Ocean is growing at an alarming rate and now covers an area twice the size of the continental United States, scientists have said.

The vast expanse of debris – in effect the world’s largest rubbish dump – is held in place by swirling underwater currents. This drifting “soup” stretches from about 500 nautical miles off the Californian coast, across the northern Pacific, past Hawaii and almost as far as Japan. read more!

 

The Biggest Picture. Feb 9 & 10th at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. Go here!

 

From an article in the RTD, perhaps Richmond will be getting another Farmers Market!?

 

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Are you ready to grow some of your own food? Do you want to meet neighbors and make new friends? Join us at the Carver Community Garden for the growing season of 2008. Call Rebecca @ 644-3689.