RETIRED BUSES REBORN AS MOBILE FOOD MARKETS

Many communities are home to “food deserts,” or areas where grocery stores are inaccessible due to distance or cost. Food deserts can form because of deficits in public transit, high food prices, residents not owning vehicles or having limited mobility for various reasons, or other factors. Some areas, including Washington D.C., are lucky to have mobile food markets, which aim to alleviate this difficulty. Retired city and school buses have been turned into food and farmers’ markets in order to distribute fresh food to undeserved neighborhoods in many areas, including D.C., St. Louis and Toronto. RETIRED BUSES REBORN AS MOBILE FOOD MARKETS

APRIL EVENT SPOTLIGHT: DC TASTE OF THE NATION

Get your taste on to help end child hunger.


Who: Share Our Strength
What: No Kid Hungry | Taste of the Nation
When: April 19, 2017
Time: 7PM general admission / 6PM For VIP

Where: Nationals Park
Address: 1500 S. Capitol St. SE., Washington, DC

So, every once in a while  an organization comes along who genuinely cares. This organization actually rolls up their sleeves and really tries to make a difference in this world — and Share Our Strength definitely seems to be setting the bar quite high for the rest of us. APRIL EVENT SPOTLIGHT: DC TASTE OF THE NATION

REVIVE YOUR BROKEN BELONGINGS AT A REPAIR CAFE!

If you have ever woefully thrown out an appliance or piece of furniture because you didn’t know how to fix it, a “Repair Café” may be just what you are looking for. These Cafés are community organizations that bring together fixers and tools with people who have broken things. The repair experts may be hobbyists, pros or retired experts who have skills and time to share with their community. Café’s typically meet in spaces such as community centers, libraries or art centers, or may have a more permanent designated location. REVIVE YOUR BROKEN BELONGINGS AT A REPAIR CAFE!

DC STYLE AND FASHION ICONS YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING NOW

Whoever said the city of DC was all work and no play? All politics and no fun? Well guess what my fashion mavens and aspiring style icons — we are totally #intheknow. Wonder where to get your local fashion fix you little trendy vogue fiend you? Well you’re kinda sorta really most definitely in luck. We crawled the web for some of the hippest, trendiest fashion and style blogs in the DC area and came up with a list just for you. Thank us later. DC STYLE AND FASHION ICONS YOU SHOULD BE FOLLOWING NOW

ULTA CHAATA: THE INVERTED UMBRELLA HARVESTING SOLAR ENERGY AND DRINKABLE WATER

Sunshine is a powerful and popular renewable source of energy and potable water is a universal need. A wife and husband duo in India are harvesting both of these with one unique device called “Ulta Chaata,” which means “inverted umbrella,” in Hindi. As you can see below, this is an apt name for the attractive canopies that open to the sky like blossoms. ULTA CHAATA: THE INVERTED UMBRELLA HARVESTING SOLAR ENERGY AND DRINKABLE WATER