It can finally be told: we are moving. Not far. Just to a building I renovated 24 years ago and have kept as a rental. We’ve sold our house on the big corner lot here in Columbia Heights to a developer who will turn it into six condos. Yes, we’ve really rattled around in this place and making it a multi-family dwelling is a much better use for such a prime location. And while we are creating more places to live for others, we hope this is the first step for us toward an even bigger garden (farm?) in a more northerly latitude.
My wife won’t miss all the work such a big house requires. But we both will miss the huge kitchen garden we made out of our corner lot on a busy residential intersection two miles from the White House. We’ve managed to grow much of our own food, and turn an unimpressive lawn into a showplace for neighbors and food gardening enthusiasts.
In fact, our garden will play prominently in an edible D.C. urban garden tour that’s taking place this Friday, July 15, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The tour will also be visiting some of the city’s vibrant new school gardens, private enclaves and Common Good City Farm, the same urban food production facility that saw a visit from Prince Charles earlier this year. Go here for more details and to purchase tickets.