Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Local Briefing: Dirt & Drinks, Ballast Point at Vendetta, a Court Phone Scam, & Composting

Strawberries grow in a Cultivate the City VEG Tower at H Street Farms

Cultivate the City teams up with Fare Well (406 H St.) for the latest in their Drinks and Dirt series, Mints and Mojitos. Join them Tuesday, April 4 at Fare Well. Learn about ten different varieties of mint, and how to make a mojito like a pro with tips from a Fare Well mixologist. You'll also get to sample different flavors of shrubs, including ginger lemon, strawberry basil and spiced apple cider. Each $25 ticket includes the workshop, and one cocktail. Proceeds from your ticket purchase go towards supporting Cultivate's youth education and school garden programs in the District. The mint and berries will come from Cultivate the City's own H Street Farms on roof of W. S. Jenks & Son Hardware (910 Bladensburg Road). This event is for those 21+ years of age.

Not purely of interest to those in our neighborhood, but apparently some scammers are running a scheme in which they leave you a voicemail telling you to call a 1-844 phone number about money you supposedly owe regarding an outstanding court matter. They then want you to push 5 and make a payment (i.e. give them access to your payment method). There's a clever trick to this one in that the scammers make it look like the call came from a phone number associated with the D.C. Courts. The D.C. Courts do NOT solicit payments over the phone. It's all done by mail. If you get one one of these messages, ignore it, and do not call the number.

Brewery Ballast Point, makers of such delicious brews as Grapefruit Sculpin and the Commodore, will take over the taps at Vendetta (1212 H St.) tonight starting at 6 p.m. Head over for live music and rare beers.

In more gardening related news, the Washington Youth Garden will hold the workshop Urban Composting with Compost Cab at the National Arboretum (3501 New York Ave.) Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Head out to the Washington Youth Garden's demonstration garden at Arboretum, and learn how to compost both indoors and outdoors for your own backyard or community garden. This workshop is family friendly (they have worm bins!). Please wearing clothing that can get
dirty, as composting can get messy. Tickets are $10. You can also find the event on Facebook.


Anonymous said...

While Ballast Point's beers may be delicious, the owners contribute heavily to Paul Ryan, so I'd rather spend my beer money elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

When people wonder why we are so dysfunctional it's because of the comment above. Everything doesn't need to be political and boycotting businesses simply because they support a politician you don't like is insanity. It means we have no way of compromising or working with people with beliefs different than your own. It's against everything we stand for as Americans.

PS I'm a Democrat. I don't support any Republicans but I'm always willing to listen and enjoy debate and common ground.