March 11, 1998 |
There were flowery foods and menus blooming all over town last week as the Philadelphia Flower Show added distinctive food elements to its celebration of aesthetic gardening. The show's "La Passion du Jardin" theme linked the culinary and horticultural aspects of French gardens and featured Anne Willan, founder of France's La Varenne cooking school in Burgundy, and prominent local chefs for cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, dinners, and other special events. The annual indoor preview of spring was presented by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
August 29, 2008 |
Roger Doiron has an idea for the next eater-in-chief: Bring back the victory garden! He wants the next president to plant an organic vegetable garden on the front lawn of the White House, one that would supply fresh produce to the first family and local food cupboards; set an example of self-sufficiency, healthy eating and sustainability for the whole country; and make a statement about what we grow in front of our homes. He calls this vision "Eat the View," and here's the statement it (he)
May 2, 2015 |
Andrew Olson, a horticulturist and co-owner of Farm 51, a West Philadelphia vegetable garden, spends his days navigating all the familiar obstacles that come with farming on vacant lots: limited water access, soil contamination, land tenure, and security concerns. But these days his harvest is fewer turnips, more tulips. Last fall, he and business partner Erica Maust launched Chicory, an urban flower farm and design studio on two quarter-acre parcels, one in West Philadelphia and another in Roxborough.
April 12, 1996 |
Bill Dupper Jr. of Swedesboro carries on a family tradition of maintaining a vegetable garden that belonged to his grandfather. Dupper yesterday spread lime to neutralize the acid in the soil.
April 4, 2008
You can tell Joy Larkcom's had decades of experience growing vegetables. One clue is her long list of books, which includes Organic Salad Garden , Oriental Vegetables , and The Vegetable Garden Displayed . Another clue is the sheer number of practical ideas in the newly revised edition of her 1997 book Creative Vegetable Gardening (Sterling Publishing, $19.95). Larkcom has been ahead of the vegetable-gardening trend, documented anew last month by the Garden Writers Association Foundation.
November 13, 2006 |
Dr. Jeffrey P. Weiss, 47, of Chestnut Hill, an interventional radiologist, died Oct. 31 at Albert Einstein Medical Center from injuries suffered when he was hit by a school bus outside his home Oct. 30. Philadelphia police are investigating the accident. Since 2004, Dr. Weiss had been on the staff of Temple University Hospital, where he was associate professor of vascular/interventional radiology. Doctors in his specialty insert tubes and catheters into patients for diagnostic and treatment purposes.
March 13, 1994 |
The battle of the soil is about to begin. The gardening partner is itching to get out his spade and turn over the vegetable garden; I'm cautioning him that it's too soggy and too soon. You've heard this before, either from me or in your own house. "Those peas," the partner says, "should be in the ground by St. Patrick's Day. " For years, we've turned over our hillside vegetable garden in the fall, then sowed winter rye as a cover to hold the soil from eroding and to provide green manure to turn into the ground the following spring.
August 3, 2007 |
Have a friend harvest the vegetable garden while you're away, so that when you return more will be ripening for you. Sow fall crops in the vegetable garden, planting seed a bit deeper than in spring. If rain is scarce, turn on the sprinkler. Lettuce and spinach can wait a few weeks. Limit fertilizing to the vegetable garden and annuals you have cut back for a second flush of bloom. Hold off pruning shrubs till late November. Late pruning induces new growth that may not have time to harden off for surviving winter.
January 28, 2010
IN SOME WAYS, it's no surprise that local grocer Jeff Brown was Michelle Obama's guest of honor at last night's State of the Union address. The first lady, who is championing fresh food with a White House vegetable garden, would naturally be a fan of Brown's Shop Rite stores. Brown has brought a number of his supermarkets into poorer neighborhoods that traditionally must rely on high-priced bodegas and convenience stores. This may seem a small thing, but it's revolutionary for a number of reasons: It ensures that poor urban neighborhoods have access to fresh produce and fresh foods.