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TEDxMidatlantic 2012

TEDxMidatlantic is now a yearly conference that takes place in DC which invites inspirational people from around the world to speak. Its annual arrival also heralds the inevitable stampede of entrepreneurs, techies, the artistic and those knowing that TED inspires. This years round-up of speakers ranged from a surprisingly down to earth and funny Colin …

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The Community Garden – Part 1

The resurgence in popularity of the Urban Gardener over the past few years has made a green mark on the city. Due to both economic realities and a rise in concern over sustainable food systems the young have joined the ranks of the middle-aged and elderly in the age old pursuit of tilling the soil. …

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Eastern Market Pottery Sale

Calling All Pottery Lovers! This coming Sunday, October 14th, 2012 the Eastern Market Pottery Studio will be holding its bi-annual Student Pottery Sale. The Pottery teachers throughout the year sell their amazing work, ranging from pots, plates, tea pots, bowls and many things in between. But once or twice a year, the students of the …

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Mustard Crusted Lamb Chops

Ingredients: 8 small meaty Lamb Chops Olive oil Minced garlic red wine vinegar Colman’s Mustard Powder Mustard Rosemary, finely chopped Thyme, finely chopped Lemon Juice Salt Pepper Directions: Combine all ingredients except Lamb Chops and olive oil in a bowl and mix well. Put lamb chops in plastic ziplock bags and add the mixture, making …

Fork Ready?

Spicy Chipotle Pulled Pork

Ingredients: Olive Oil 1 onion diced 3 cloves garlic smashed and coarsely chopped 1 13 oz can diced tomatoes 1 pork shoulder between 4-5 pounds 1 can chipotle peppers (including juices) Spices (see below) Spices: (Put in a bowl together and mix) Chili Powder Cumin Oregano Paprika Cayenne Pepper Salt Pepper Directions: Over a medium …

A View from the Garden

Jefferson’s Monticello

After a week of meetings, angry clients and performance reviews, who isn’t excited to leave the bustling city and get a breath of fresh air. Rent a car… or make friends with someone who has one and take a drive to Jefferson’s Monticello and see the modern view of the classic Renaissance Man. Begin your …

Common Good City Farm

Volunteering With Common Good City Farm

One of the most shocking aspects of Washington D.C. is its blatant inequality. How poverty and extreme wealth can exist so close to one another, an angry tension covered in a thin veneer of peace. On one end lives the wealthy, the cared for, and the safe. On the other end of the spectrum lives …