Winter Garden

Did you know that a good snowfall is good for the garden? The phrase “blanket of snow” is more than a visual description — it’s also accurate in terms of warmth, says Hansen. Freshly fallen, un-compacted snow is typically 90 to 95 percent trapped air. Because the air can barely move, heat transfer is greatly … Continue reading Winter Garden

Rooting DC 2016

Join the Cottage City Community Garden at the 9th Annual Rooting DC Conference on February 27, 2016.   Pre-registration opens January 11. Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event. What is the Rooting DC forum? Rooting DC is a FREE, all-day gardening forum that aims to provide education about urban food production and consumption, … Continue reading Rooting DC 2016

Throwback Thursday: Port Towns await first community garden

Have you ever wondered when the Cottage City Community Garden started? Or why our community decided that a communal garden that provides fresh produce (and sometimes fruit) was important? For today’s throwback Thursday, read this article from the 2009 Prince George’s Gazette to have all your questions answered! Port Towns await first community garden Cottage … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Port Towns await first community garden

Tomato, Shrimp, Spinach and Basil Pasta in a Garlic butter

Here’s a great light summer pasta dish to try with the tomatoes in your garden. It is very filling and delicious! You can always substitute the shrimp for chicken or add other garden veggies like squash or zucchini. The recipe is from http://juliasalbum.com/with minor adaptations. Ingredients 1 pound fresh shrimp, uncooked, shelled and deveined 5 medium tomatoes, fresh, … Continue reading Tomato, Shrimp, Spinach and Basil Pasta in a Garlic butter