: News

Little Gardeners Featured in New Book

Play associated audio

The Friendship Community Garden in Northwest DC plays a big role in a new book, as Stephanie Kaye reports...

Editor Rhoda Trooboff says her garden goes way back. "This was started as part of the Victory Garden Program in the 1940s during World War II. And it's been here ever since."

This "old" garden serves as the stomping grounds for two of the youngest gardeners in the neighborhood: six-year old twins Annie and Veda.

After the twin's mom took notes on the girls garden adventures, Trooboff edited the recollection into a book aimed at young readers and the gardeners in their lives. "How do you learn to garden if you don't do it when you're little? How do you enjoy the taste of really really fresh food? The garden is a very good teacher about nutrition and exercise and patience."

The six-year old "authors" of "We Grew It, Let's Eat It..." and their editor -- will be at a discussion and signing at Politics and Prose bookstore on May 22nd.

NPR

Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
NPR

Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
WAMU 88.5

New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

WAMU 88.5

UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

Kojo chats with Freeman Hrabowski, the president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, about the future of higher education - and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.