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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Roof Leaks Can Be Funny

A roofer tells his bar buddy how he fixed a roof leak, and the story goes like this. “Owner shows me a leak in the...

Galvanized Piping Problems

Many Capitol Hill homes are over 100 years old, yet most were built with freshwater piping systems that have a relatively short life expectancy....

Making Produce Last

Now that you’ve scored some of the season's freshest goodies, you will want to keep them as long as possible. When it comes to...

Got Food Waste?

Have you ever thought about how much food your family wastes? As waste disposal becomes an ever greater environmental, health, and social issue, cities...

Dear Problem Lady – September 2017

What do you know about using milk as a fertilizer, specifically on tomato plants? My neighbor insists that milk is a good fertilizer. He...

Up on the Roof

DC rooftops are busy places. A flyover of the District shows a growing mosaic of rooftop terraces, solar panels, green roofs – and increasingly,...

Drought, Disease & Blight

What a wonderful summer it has been! Hot as ever, with long sunny days and a nice cool rain in the afternoon to ease...

Garden Spot: What’s Bugging You?

Recently, with all the talk about how our garden practices may be harming bees and pollinating insects, the discussion of beneficial insects has again...

Three Sisters, Four Brothers: Growing as a Family for Greater Success

Often, when we plan our garden, we focus solely on what we want to get out of it, or at least that’s what I...

Edibles in the Weeds

As we prepare our land and plan our gardens, we often rip up everything we see. “Everything that grows must go!” used to be...