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A Season In Review

Meredith : October 29, 2013 8:59 pm : Blog

From a cutting flower garden and full scale farm on the Eastern Shore, to a rooftop garden featuring five different kinds of containers in Georgetown DC, Love & Carrots has been transversing the DC food map.  This year, we reached new heights in many ways, with a new greenhouse, creating jobs for seven employees, and a partnership to bring honeybees to DC yards and rooftops.  This year we’ve installed over 90 new gardens, in addition to retaining a maintenance/coaching clientele of 72 gardens. All of this is made possible by our fantastic clients, and their dedication to reviving urban farming, greening DC, and bringing fresh healthy food to their tables. With recognition including The Mayor’s Sustainability Award, winning Green America’s People & Planet Award, and articles in the Washington Post. As winter approaches, we’re looking forward to winter maintenance  and cold frame installations!

 

 

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A Walkable Way of Living

Meredith : July 18, 2013 12:33 am : Blog

Life within walking distance”, is not just a catchphrase for EYA, but what they stand for and have accomplished since their base planning in 1992. EYA is a company that designs and builds urban homes focused around public transit and business districts.

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Their homes are motivated to accommodate friendly lifestyles while narrowing in on one thing specifically: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! “Life within walking distance,” is simply what EYA does; evaluates properties for housing development based on distance to public transit as well as shopping, restaurants, markets, and other popular businesses.

 

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EYA is working in the DC beltway area, from Hyattsville, Maryland to Capitol Quarter DC.  In the Washington DC area alone, EYA has built over 4,000 homes. Glancing at one of EYA’s newest housing projects, the Arts District in Hyattsville, consists of 300 townhomes, ranging from 2-4 bedrooms, 2 car-garages vs. street parking, and roof top spaces. There are 5 different style townhomes to choose from in the Hyattsville Art District.  The Art District is just 2 miles from DC and within a couple miles of 2 metro stations.  In the districts backyard is the growing and pulsating new retail center featuring many new restaurants like Busboys and Poets.

 

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What we, at Love and Carrots, love most about EYA is their environmentally sound practices in building new neighborhoods.  EYA is committed to building with LEED certification, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, as well as constructing sites where renewal is needed and sewage, water, and energy lines already exist.

 

Visit their website at www.eya.com and find out where you can make your next move!

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Recipe Box: Carrot Top Pesto

Meredith : July 17, 2013 12:08 am : Blog

Looking for a way to double your harvest? Don’t throw out the carrot tops.  Try out this recipe submitted by one of our clients who likes to get creative in the kitchen!

Cooking isn’t an exact science… have fun with it!carrot top

- large handful carrot tops
- large handful of basil leaves
- a mix of pine and walnuts
- large handful of grated Parmesan cheese
- juice of one lemon
- pinch of red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper
Purée above gradually adding in extra virgin olive oil until smooth. Adjust seasoning/proportions as needed. “This was great rubbed under chicken skin and grilled and my mom used leftovers on fish and said it was wonderful!”
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