Travel: Button Farm Living History Center

On a recent Heritage Montgomery weekend highlighting and celebrating history in Montgomery County, my family and I visited a local site that not only honors  African-American history but keeps it alive. Our stop was Button Farm Living History Center, on 40 acres in Germantown’s Seneca Creek State Park. Button Farm is the only living history … More Travel: Button Farm Living History Center

Teach: Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center

Stretching over 700 acres nestled among the rolling hills of Jefferson, MD, Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center offers a plethora of learning experiences about growing, cooking, and savoring food. The farm operates according to principles of permaculture, which works with the land to nurture its natural productivity and vibrancy. Fox Haven grows organic … More Teach: Fox Haven Organic Farm & Learning Center

Taste: Mexican Grill

When I tell people where I live, their quizzical response is, 99.9% of the time, “Where is Poolesville?” The answer: it is in northern Montgomery County, isolated by the Potomac River and the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve. We’ve got a lot to offer nature enthusiasts, cyclists, and history buffs but in the food department, well, not … More Taste: Mexican Grill

Teach: Field Trip to an Apiary

I had some super-exciting news this week: an article I wrote about my food-themed experiential English 101 was accepted and is currently NISOD’s featured Innovation Abstract. NISOD is a national organization that focuses on professional development at two year and technical colleges, so it is kind of a big deal.You can read it here: christinerai-nisod-innovation-abstracts Anyway, … More Teach: Field Trip to an Apiary