Top Five Wednesday: Earth Day Celebrations

[ 0 ] April 21, 2010 |

Wonder why Earth Day is not a national holiday?? It should be. The one day designated for taking in and appreciating all of the earth’s great natural treasures. Now we enjoy and appreciate a healthy environment everyday but it is always good to have a day where you actually can celebrate. Tomorrow is Earth Day and with more than 175 countries celebrating, it’s hard not to get excited about making this land a better place to live. Recycle, turn off those unnecessary lights and think about walking or carpooling instead of driving solo…just a few ways to contribute to the cause tomorrow (*if they are not already in your daily routine…). If you really feel like a celebration, consider the following that made our Top Five Places to Go on Earth Day:

1. Tallula celebrates with a four-course dinner showcasing locally grown produce, humanely raised meats and sustainable seafood. We love when they host dinners in their wine shop because of the intimate setting. Chef Barry Koslow and friends will be there to explain all the benefits of these sustainable ingredients. Dinner starts @ 7 pm and is $85 per person.

2. Mixt Greens is new to the neighborhood but old to this concept. The eco-friendly restaurant boasts environmentally responsible “fine foods” and is offering up a green goody to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. The first 150 customers to visit any three of the DC locations tomorrow (April 22) will receive a complimentary Mixt Greens tote bag filled with treats (*i.e. recipes, herb seeds to plant at home…).

3. Earth Day on the National Mall. Any of these names ring a bell?? The Roots, John Legend or James Cameron…this is a small list of the celebrities that will be speaking or performing on the National Mall on April 25, 2010 until 7 pm. Music, environmental activities and the like will fill up the historic landmark.

4. The U.S. Botanic Garden will showcase innovative ideas for food, health and life through the use of garden grown ingredients. Guests can look forward to cooking demos and hands-on garden techniques on April 23, 2010 from 11 am until 2 pm.

5. Get your hands dirty! Clean up along the shores of the Anacostia River and several upstream tributaries in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties on April 24, 2010 from 8:30 am until 12 pm. Then celebrate your labor @ Anacostia Park w/ a FREE picnic lunch, music and presentations by various area representatives.

Plenty of ways to participate, get your hands dirty or to just bask in the united effort toward a healthier Earth. Enjoy!

Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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