Author Archives: Renee

Spring Farming

Harvest! We’ve been transitioning into spring this month: opening up the hoophouses, removing insulation, moving the compost piles and other heat inducers out of the hoophouses, and seeding, seeding, seeding. Inside the hoophouses volunteers have been thinning plants to allow more space for them to grow, as well as pulling out plants that were …

Eggs, Sails and Greens

We are in hoophouse #3. On the left, you see hanging pots of mustard plants, on the right, an orange net for peas to grow up on. In the background are two volunteers from University of Maryland’s Terps for Change organization. The weather was so warm that the plastic covering on the hoop houses was opened during the hottest hours of the day for …

“We Must Cultivate Our Garden”

We are very excited to introduce the new addition to the farm family – six chickens! ECO City farms is one of very few urban farms in our region to raise chickens. This is largely due to legal zoning issues regarding backyard poultry. Urban farms often do not enjoy the benefits of zoning exemptions that rural farmers have maintained. In Prince …