This past Saturday Blackademia hosted its first Back to School Brunch & Supply Drive (photos below). With the help of members of the community, including teachers, administrators, education advocates, and local businesses, Blackademia was able to provide two DC teachers, Mr. Dorsey and Mr. Dias, with enough school supplies for their entire class for the entire year. We would like to Mom's Organic Market, Trader Joe's, Giant, and First Watch for their food donations, Chef Tauryn Carter for preparing a fabulous and delicious spread, and everyone who came out to make the event a success!
At the beginning of the summer I stopped by the farmer's market on my school's campus to pick up some potted herbs for my kitchen. As an aspiring green thumb with much to learn I had lots of questions. I asked the man at the counter about the rosemary I was hoping to purchase. He told me that the most important thing was that I put it in a larger pot as soon as possible. If I didn't, he warned, "it will die because the roots will continue to grow, but they won't have enough room to allow them to flourish." I got the plant home and put it in a slightly (emphasis on slightly) larger pot on the kitchen counter. I thought the plant would be fine for the time being.
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