2013 Mayor’s Sustainability Award Recipient!Congratulations to Meredith Sheperd on receiving the Mayor's Award for Sustainability for being a DC Sustainable Food Leader! Click to read the full Case Study
Cold FramesWant tender lettuce greens in the cold heart of winter? It's possible - with a custom built cold frame from Love & Carrots! Contact us for a price quote and to schedule your installation date.
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Work with us in your garden and we'll teach you the basics of planting and maintenance. Children are welcome! We are experienced agricultural educators and believe in the value of food education for all ages.
Meredith, Guy and the Love and Carrots crew are some of the kindest, most creative and most interesting people. They are great teachers and I look forward to our continued relationship as we make this secret roof garden all it can be! This garden has been one of the most unexpected and exciting things about our move into the city!Marlana Kain
Meredith accommodated us in every way she could. For example, in order to save some labor cost I helped putting down the vegetable beds. But what I really like about working with Meredith is that she listens well and is trying to understand you as a client. She is not pushing her own notions on you at all. There is no sales pitch!Tilman
Because I wanted to learn about gardening and understand what she was doing I harassed Meredith constantly with questions and she didn’t mind to pass on her knowledge and expertise. All this resulted in a great vegetable garden that supplied us with herbs, kale, tatsoi, peas, mustard greens, arugula, swiss chard, and carrots. In fact, I pulled a few carrots yesterday out of the frozen ground! There’s virtually nothing I didn’t like about the work Meredith did.PalisadesDC
My sister in law sent me the link to Love&Carrots and I contacted Meredith just to give it a shot, no expectations whatsoever. From our first meeting on it turned out to be an excellent experience. Whatever we discussed and agreed upon happened as promised, on time, and for the very reasonable, negotiated price.PalisadesDC
I am so happy with the new beds that [Love & Carrots] installed in my back yard. They are fast workers yet very careful and thorough. Knowledgeable, too! Prices can’t be beat, either. I had a large pile of dirt in my yard that another company wanted $2,000 to haul away. For a fraction of that amount, Love and Carrots reshaped the dirt pile, added quality compost, and fashioned attractive garden “berms” complete with brick trim. I could not be more pleased! In addition, they created more ga…ArlingtonVA
I heartily recommend Love and Carrots – what a great find! The garden plan that Meredith prepared was not only thoughtful and well-planned, it was also artistic and charming.Rebecca Halbe
We are so grateful to the Love & Carrots crew for turning our yard into an edible paradise! … We’ve gotten all the benefits of our own garden, but you took away the stress, doubt, and sweat of getting started! ” We are especially delighted to see how wonderfully your whole crew incorporated our kids into the process. They got to play in the dirt, water, and “help” in other ways that made them really take ownership of the project, despite the fact that their parents don’t know the first thi…AutumnAlex and the Fam
Meet the new generation of farmers in the Capital Foodshed. The 29 local farmers under 40 on these pages combine a love for good food and hard work with scientific inquiry, bountiful philosophy, and, in most cases, a finely honed aversion to cubicles. http://flavormagazinevirginia.com/young-farmers/Flavor Magazine
Good gardens need patience, water, sunshine and some Love & Carrots. http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/dc/4329Tasting Tables DC
Let us make it up to you [little pot of basil] by hiring Love & Carrots, a new organic gardening service that customizes easy-to-manage flower and veggie gardens (for big yards or just rows of pots on a balcony). http://www.dailycandy.com/washington-dc/Love-Carrots-Gardening-ServiceDAILY CANDY DC