Farm Shares Still Available
Its never too late to start a farm share! ECO still has farm shares available for Prince George’s County residents for its weekly CSA of locally grown produce. Each week offers what’s in season, grown by ECO City Farms or by partner farmers who grow using the same sustainable methods we do. Produce from ECO City Farms is Certified Naturally Grown. Visit our Farm Shares page for more info and to download the application.
Urban Agriculture Courses
ECO City Farms offers a variety of training opportunities to learn about urban agriculture throughout the year in partnership with Prince George’s Community College. Classes are usually hands-on, with a mix of lecture and discussion. Although we are mostly working to re-skill our local community in these critical food production skills, we also host classes to discuss significant themes in urban agriculture. Visit our Upcoming Classes page to register for our Summer 2015 courses.
Events with Community Forklift
Our last event with Community Forklift this May is a Coldframe Building Workshop! Join Farmer Colin at Forklift’s warehouse to learn about this season extension technique that we use on our farms. This event is FREE! Visit our Upcoming Events page to register.
Call for Interns!
This summer ECO is once again hosting its signature SEED2FEED summer youth program at the Bladensburg Farm. We are currently seeking interns to assist the program coordinator and the farm educator. Click HERE to learn more about the position.
Riverdale Park Farmers Market
ECO City Farms is a year round operation thanks to our dependable hoophouses. We sell our produce at the Riverdale Park Farmers Market Thursdays from 3-7pm. Enjoy the atmosphere while listening to live music and picking up fresh produce for dinner. Come visit our stand and chat with farmer Deborah about what’s in season and share your yummy recipes with Amanda. On occasion you’ll catch Sade leading cooking demos using fresh local produce.
ECO City Farms serves the community and without the incredible help of volunteers like you, we could not exist. Volunteer days are Saturdays from 9am to 12pm. 1st and 3rd at the Edmonston Farm and 2nd and 4th at the Bladensburg Farm. For more info on what to expect, visit our Volunteering page. Also, check our Upcoming Events page for any cancellations or rescheduling.
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