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HELP US GROW IN 2014

 

At a time when many farms settle down into a sleepy wintertime pace, ECO City Farms gears up for abundant winter production from its hoophouses. At ECO, we grow great food, farms and farmers year-round!

 

At this time of the year, we gratefully acknowledge that our accomplishments listed below are only possible due to the generous contributions of supporters like YOU.

 

Please continue to be a vital part our local and sustainable good food movement in 2014 with your gift to ECO City Farms! Make a one-time or monthly donation online via Razoo or Paypal or by sending a check to our office address below.food day girl 1

 

No gift is too small and every contribution is greatly appreciated!

 

And if you have not visited us in person yet, be sure to tour our farm soon – we never tire of talking about urban agriculture and the importance of nutritious local food for a healthy community!

 

Best wishes for a healthy, fresh and locally grown New Year!

 

The ECO City Farms team 

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OUR 2013 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

 

 

In 2013, ECO City Farms:

> Provided fresh produce to more than 1,600 people through the CSA and farmers market

> Educated more than 500 kids and adults on our farm tours

> Provided 600 hours of formal urban agriculture training

> Gave 15 local youth four weeks of training on how to grow and cook food

> Grew healthy food at our Autumn Woods apartment complex farm

> Advocated for a county zoning amendment to allow urban farming in Prince George’s County

> Received more than 2,100 hours of volunteer support for our farm and organization

> Grew to a staff of six full-time talented and energetic people, and secured significant grant funding for programs.

OUR 2014 PLANS

 

 

> We will expand our farm programs and infrastructure, with a new kitchen, nursery, and launch of an innovative microgreens program. 

 

> We will focus on family nutrition education with a ‘train the trainer’ program to engage area residents to teach community nutrition to their neighbors and peers.

 

> We will involve youth and their families in urban farming and healthy eating through the Seed to Feed youth program and our low income Eat Local Farm Share.

 

> We will train, educate and inform hundreds of area residents about food access and justice issues through trainings, informational sessions, outreach and virtually all of our programming.

 

> We will be the resounding community voice for better policies for expanding nutritious food access and for Prince George’s County.

And of course, we will continue to grow great food, farms and farmers!

 

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Office: 6010 Taylor Road, Riverdale, Md., 20737

Farm: 4913 Crittenden Street, Edmonston, Md. 20781