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Ancient Grains And Wild Greens

Ancient dietary staples like farro, arugula and quinoa are making a comeback in modern recipes that are as much about flavor as nutrition. We consider the benefits and the industry behind these foods.

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Bladensburg Gets First Farm On Grounds Of Low-Income Apartments

The first urban farm built on the grounds of a low-income apartment complex is taking root in Bladensburg, Md.

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This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch

From mussels to moussaka, we'll focus on food and drink as we bring you our annual show about the D.C. region's culinary culture.

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Smithsonian Horticulturist Provides Gardening Tips

Jonathan Kavalier, chief horticulturist for the Smithsonian Gardens, shared some tips for spring gardening.

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Growing Gardens Through Summer Heat

Recent years have proven hard on local greenery, with heat waves and damaging storms. But there are steps you can take to ensure a healthy garden, from choosing local plants to well-timed watering.

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Environmental Outlook: Stink Bugs

The brown marmorated stink bug tops the USDA's list of most invasive insects. Since arriving on the East Coast aboard a ship from Asia, they've spread to 40 states and threaten billions of dollars in crops. In this month's Environmental Outlook, we look at the biology and ecology of stink bugs and efforts to control their invasion.

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Fairfax Teacher Eats Unusual Greens

A Fairfax County native is pulling weeds and planning meals around the greens he gets for free in the confines of his backyard.

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Getting Your Garden To Grow... In A Basement Apartment

Kenneth Moore was 4 years old when he grew his first garden. Now, you can find evidence of his green thumb everywhere in his D.C. studio apartment.

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Want To See Washington's Cherry Blossoms Without The Crowds?

With the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival just around the corner, we'll head to the National Arboretum to check out one of the most diverse collections of cherry trees in the United States.

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