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Learn the Foundations of Medicinal Herbalism

Teresa Boardwine, founder of Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine and dynamic teacher on health and wellness, is offering a series of classes, starting this September at her school in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just west of Washington D.C. On the second Saturday of each month, between September 14 and June 14, the class, Foundations of Medicinal Herbalism, highlights holistic ... Read More »

Things are Growing at Common Good City Farm

Common Good City Farm, in the heart of LeDroit Park, is green with new shoots of asparagus and leafy lettuce. Sitting on a half acre amidst old row homes and a new playground, the residents of this diverse neighborhood have found the farm to be an oasis for fresh vegetables and herbs. For the past five years, what used to be ... Read More »

Farm to Table for All:

A tall, jeans-clad woman in rubber boots works her hoe down a lumpy, earthen field on a rainy spring morning.  “It’s the farmer’s day off,” explained Pam Hess, executive director of Arcadia, a nonprofit farm planted in the 19th century kitchen garden of Woodlawn Estate in Alexandria, Va.  Hess readied the soil for more vegetables that will grow to feed ... Read More »