I’ve only met Ed Bruske a handful of times, but I was impressed by the garden outside of his Columbia Heights home and his dedication to local food and DC Urban Gardeners. He helped found DC Urban Gardeners last year after finding that there was a lack of outreach for urban gardeners in DC. His blog, The Slow Cook, is updated constantly with great recipes, informative news, and goings on both around his home and in the DC foody community.
He recently wrote an excellent article on the global food crisis that I though was very interesting, especially for people who live in DC. I would check out his article and the links (especially the Washington Post ones). While you’re there, take a look at his blog- he’s got great links, great recipes, and great advise.
For anyone living in the DC area, Ed Bruske and the DC Urban Gardeners are a goldmine of information, take advantage of it! They know pretty much everything growing going on in DC and their website has tons of links to local organizations, stores, and garden info. They’re involved in lots of projects so if you’re looking to volunteer, they’ve got some awesome opportunities. They also have a mailing list and a yahoo group you can get involved with. They’re super open to talking so just drop them an email!
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