Posts Tagged ‘earth day’

Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Happy Earth Day! Hope you’re celebrating with some healthy, organic greens today. :)


We spent some time finally cleaning up the garden this weekend. After a freezing cold March, April has been busy. Note to self: suck it up and get things started before Little League starts next year. What have you planted this year?

{Friday Finds} Earth Day Quick Ideas

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Need a last minute activity for Earth Day this Sunday? Pottery Barn Kids has some adorable garden kits on sale, including a butterfly garden kit (in stores).


Of course, you can pick up a packet of seeds and reuse a cardboard egg carton to quickly jump start your garden.

In honor of Earth Day (Week/Month), we’ll bring you more kids in the garden ideas next week. And check out my guest column on why we “eat green” over on Blog for Family Dinner — along with other great advice for B4FD’s Green/Garden Month. (As added incentive, join the B4FD mailing list or comment on any April post and you could win The Heirloom Life Gardener and seeds for your own garden.)

Have you planted your garden yet?

Bringing Greens to Inner DC

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Happy Earth Day! I was going to write with some Foodie Tots tips for going green — you know, plant a garden, join a CSA, go meatless, yada yada yada, but I’ve got some other exciting news instead. The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture — an awesome new nonprofit effort launched by local Neighborhood Restaurant Group — is just dollars away from raising the necessary funds to launch DC’s first ever Mobile Food Market. Check out the video, and if you’re so moved, consider chipping in a buck or two to get the bus on the road! (As of this post, they just need $90 dollars in the next 24 hours — so close!)

mobile market on kickstarter

I am so excited about what Arcadia has in store and look forward to visiting the farm later this spring for a first-hand look.

Grow Green for Earth Week (5 links for Friday)

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

I have a special Earth Week-themed collection of links to share today, but first a few pieces of personal news. I was too wrapped up in bake sale prep last week to share this with you all, but I’m thrilled that FoodieTots was listed on’s Top 50 Mom Food Bloggers list! If you haven’t already, check out the full list for more great blogs to follow.

And, I have also been selected as a featured contributor at I’m really excited to share my love for healthy cooking with a great group of fellow fungi-lovers — so stay tuned for my first post over there in a couple weeks.

And now for our regularly scheduled links for your weekend reading. This week marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. For those of us who try to make every day Earth Day, here are five links to help you Grow Green:

  1. Pamela at Red, White & Grew has a registry of gardening bloggers by state, perfect to find local inspiration or someone to call on for advice if you’re a rookie gardener like me.
  2. If you don’t have space for a kitchen garden, You Grow Girl shares how to grow salad-ready microgreens on your kitchen windowsill.
  3. Growing green indoors can help improve your home’s indoor air quality. Find tips for selecting the right houseplants at Simple Organic.
  4. Putting more green on kids’ lunch plates — through school gardens and a farm-to-school program — is just one goal of the DC Healthy Schools Act, which is headed for a final vote by the full DC City Council on May 4. If you live in the District, read more from the DC Farm to School Network and please contact your council member today. (And forward to anyone else you know in DC!)
  5. I love love love this idea for a “Home for Wayward Weeds” from Laura at Chicken Counting. The foodie tot is so excited about his new gardening tools that he constantly wants to dig, rake and pick — this is perfect to keep him busy and our young seedlings protected!

And a bonus #6. Katie at goodLife {eats} put together a great list of Mother’s Day gift ideas for edible gardening, and is giving away a set of her selections, too.

Announcing “Blog for the Bay” on Wednesday, April 22!

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Can you imagine DC cuisine without soft shells, crab cakes and crab pickin’? Neither can we!

blog for the bayCalling all District foodies! FoodieTots and The Arugula Files will be co-hosting “Blog for the Bay” this Wednesday, April 22. Please join local food advocates on Earth Day and help rally District foodies to support clean water in the Chesapeake Bay. To participate, simply post about the Chesapeake Bay (a favorite memory, favorite place to eat crabs, best crab cake recipe, anything!) and include a link to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s petition urging the EPA to quit delaying action to help save our Bay. Please mention “Blog for the Bay” in your post and link to hosts and Feel free to use the graphic as well (just right click to save to your computer, and upload to your own server).

See the Facebook event page or contact for more details. Links will also be posted in round-ups on and, and will be updated throughout the day. Please help us spread the word and check back on Wednesday for the “Blog for the Bay” round-up!