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DC's rising food stars predict the next big thing

Italian-Korean fusion, "weird" pop-ups, and "pickled everything on everything" will elevate D.C.'s food scene in the next year.
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Fifty+ under 50: #foodheroes transforming DC's food system

Everywhere you look in D.C., there are #foodheroes. People helping D.C. residents grow more food, eat healthier, and care for the environment with their eating choices.
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Turning the tables: Chef gives back to farmers with "Table to Farm"

Chef Ryan Gordon at the Queen Vic has started a new partnership with the farmers who provide the fresh, sustainably-grown food for his pub, and he welcomes other chefs to join in the venture.
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UDC a leader in urban gardening research

The University of the District of Columbia is the only exclusively urban university in the country created to provide agricultural training to the public. As such, it's uniquely positioned to help urban farmers.
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Behind the success of DC's unstoppable food incubator, Union Kitchen

Union Kitchen's cofounder says its businesses have collectively generated $40 million in revenue. And it's about to triple in size.
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Elevation Q&A: Tommy Wells on urban agriculture, playgrounds, and a tree summit

In early January, Tommy Wells was appointed Acting Director of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE).  A few weeks after he took over, Elevation DC sat down to talk with him about his vision for his department and his priorities for the coming years.  
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Meet the local nonprofit changing lives with coffee

A faith-based nonprofit in D.C. is changing Colombian farmers' lives and shaking up the D.C. coffee scene.
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At DC's state fair, everything but the state

D.C.'s homegrown, DIY "state" fair, held Saturday, celebrated all there is to celebrate about urban gardening and food production in the city.
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DC's social entrepreneurs prove you can grow a businesses and do good

Forget "greed is good." Today's entrepreneurs want to make money and save the world at the same time.
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Meet DC's urban farmers growing food and profits

Think it's hard to grow food in the city and make money at it? You'd be 100% correct. Still, that hasn't stopped these intrepid farmers from trying--and, in some ways, succeeding.
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Food can be medicine, says Dr. Ted Eytan, Kaiser Permanente

#DCFood4Thought discussion: how food impacts community

Our panel discussion last week centered on how can the District build healthier communities full of healthier people. Did you miss it? We've got the write-up.
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From DC to Denver: School gardens growing next generation of leaders

School gardens, a second classroom where hands-on learning reigns supreme, are cropping up across the nation. Two cities  – D.C. and Denver – are changing the way their gardens grow with innovative additions to their programming.  
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Legal bees in the city have urban beekeepers abuzz

Beekeepers in the city, their hives newly legalized, are helping the environment and making some sweet cash on the side.
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Tonight: Food in our Neighborhoods: How healthy food is building stronger communities

On June 24, Elevation DC and Kaiser Permanente will host a panel discussion about how food can change communities.
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East-of-the-river residents hunger for new dining options

In wards 7 and 8, there are only a handful of sit-down restaurants for almost 150,000 people. Change is slowly coming, but here's what we can do better. Paging all entrepreneurial restaurateurs: your opportunity is here.
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