Author Archives: Margaret

Job Opportunity: ECO City Farms Farmer/Organizer

ECO City Farms is searching for  a community farmer/food organizer (CFFO) who will work with a team to build the nation’s first Urban Residential Farm at a low-income subsidized housing complex. ECO City Farms in Bladensburg at the Autumn Woods Apartments will model, promote and educate about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community …

Fruit Trees and Hugelkultur

Check out this explanation of the big mound in front of the hoophouses, written by Elizabeth for the August volunteer newsletter: “Some new developments have included planting of more natural pollinating plants at the front of Hoop House 3, maintaining the fruit trees as they continue to prosper and the delivery of long awaited wood chips and …

Orchard Planting Will Bear Fruit for Community

Edy’s Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation brought their Communities Take Root program to ECO City Farms this summer, donating dozens of fruit trees to our farm and leading volunteers in a day of planting and celebration. Read more about it in the Washington Post Capital Business story.