You Can Still Be A Farmer in DC! Here are Some Courses!

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Cultivating shiitake mushrooms

There are some incredible summer garden workshops being offered by the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation (see a full list here). In addition to the shiitake mushroom session, you’ll find classes on spoon carving, vertical gardening, how to make cider, and growing rice and quinoa in D.C. There are more than 100 free classes to choose from this year (up from 70 last year).  

Most classes can fit up to 40 people, but put your name on the waiting list even if a class appears full. There’s a good chance a spot will open up.

Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th St. NE;  free; 202-727-0321

I have started canning recently and it is so much fun! The idea of growing shiitake mushrooms in the city sounds positively intriguing! What is being offered in your community to get us back to nature? 

DC is very different as a place to live from what the tourists see on a quick visit- While it is great to go to the museums and monuments, there are lots of things to do, like learning to grow your own mushrooms that you might not think of when you think of DC.

If you are relocating to DC or if you just want to make a move from Chevy Chase back into the city then you should give the Lise Howe Group a call at 240-401-5577! There is a lot going on in the city these days! Don't miss out! Work with a Realtor who really knows and loves the city! 

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Grant Schneider
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Lise - that really is intriguing.  I never even thought about growing mushrooms.  I can see that the interest for these adult leaning classes is high.  Great shout out for these classes.

Jul 31, 2015 10:39 PM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Lise, growing mushrooms in DC? Never would have thought of that! Enjoy your day!

Jul 31, 2015 10:51 PM #2
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Carol Williams
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What a great idea for a blog post.  Who'da thought?    Great job!

Jul 31, 2015 11:04 PM #3
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
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While living up north I always wanted to go mushroom picking during the fall however, being a child of the 70's.........

Jul 31, 2015 11:24 PM #4
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Lets all meet at Lise Howe's and caravan. I got shotgun with Lise

Jul 31, 2015 11:44 PM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Lise. A very good point here about the reality of living in a place not just the tourist stuff. Enjoy the mushrooms.

Aug 01, 2015 12:12 AM #6
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Kathy Streib
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Lise- Canning?!?    I'm impressed!!!   And, no, you don't think of farming when you think of DC... well George Washington was a gentleman farmer. 

Aug 01, 2015 12:49 AM #7
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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Kathy Streib - I bought the new autocanner from Ball - it is super easy- I am making peach jam tonight- my strawberry jam and blueberry jam are delish! the chipotle peach chutney and the hot pepper jelly are great too - it is a lot of fun. 

Aug 01, 2015 12:51 AM #8
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Who would have thunk it that roof top gardening has gotten so popular in urban areas Lise Howe. These classes look interesting! 

Aug 01, 2015 01:33 AM #9
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
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I am a huge fan of urban farming. We have a great local urban farming culture that is exploding here in Gilbert and I am all for it!

Aug 01, 2015 02:05 AM #10
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I too love urban farming. When there is a will, there is a way. I used to help my Great Auntie can every summer/fall. I have wonderful memories. 

Aug 01, 2015 02:15 AM #11
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Lise it is good to have a good resource like your Park & Rec Department.  Our Park & Rec Department is also a great resource of classes and activities. 

Aug 01, 2015 06:15 AM #12
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Conrad Allen
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Hi Lise.  I had to do a double on "the city".  I would never in a million years thought the city would have these classes.  Enjoy them.

Aug 01, 2015 08:22 PM #13
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Hi Lise.  Sounds like some interesting classes.  There is quite the renewed interest in urban gardening throughout the country.

Aug 01, 2015 08:56 PM #14
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