Agriculture & Gardening
How to Start Your Own Home Garden:
Check out this Video from the DC Department of Parks - DPR Urban Grower Webinar: Building a Garden.
Josh Singer, DPR Community Garden Specialist, gives a step by step visual guide on how to start your own home garden.
DPR's Community Garden Specialist
Phone: (202) 262-2138
Check out this video from DPR - Urban Grower Webinar Course: Garden Planning, Planting, and Maintenance.
Learn key skills on how to start your own home garden and ways to keep your garden going.
DPR Urban Garden Webinar: Container Gardening
This is a great video to watch if you don't have a front or back yard or live in small quarters but still want to garden and grow food for yourself and your family.
This is a great video to regrow foods you have purchased and are cooking in your home. This is a wonderful way to prevent food waste and conserve on foods we eat everyday.
To learn about the vegetables that you can grow in a pinch that will allow for self sufficiency. This is a great video to help us all be resilient within our communities.
This is a great video to learn how to regrow the bottoms of the onions that we usually throw out.
This is a great video to learn how to grow a lemon tree from your saved seeds. Learn how to save the seeds and use a simple egg as fertilizer and a planter. Simple and Amazing !
Jag Singh takes us through a the life cycle of growing green garlic. This is a great video to learn what growing garlic looks like at every step of the way through its life cycle. Daisy Creek Farms with Jag Singh
Growing Potatoes in Your Home - 8 Methods anyone can use
Learn 8 different methods of growing a lot of potatoes no matter where you live. Check out this video and see which methods works best for you.
Recycling Plastic Bottles to Grow Produce at Home
Learn how to recycle your plastic bottles to grow delicious healthy produce in your home. Check out this video to learn more.
Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 List.
The Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 List for 2019 / 2020. Click here to download a PDF listing which vegetables have the highest and lowest likelihood of having pesticide residues.
This list will help you determine how to spend your food budget more wisely. You will know which produce to purchase organic, looking for the sticker that starts with the number 9 and has 5 numbers and which product you can purchase conventionally grown as indicated by the sticker that starts with a 4 and has 4 numbers.