The ECO Farms staff hosted a successful public meeting with the residents of the Emerson Woods in Bladensburg. With our newly built community garden just across the street, we wanted to introduce ourselves to the residents, educate them about the mission of the garden and give us feedback on what they wanted from ECO and how they could contribute. Mayor of Bladensburg Walter Lee James, Jr. opened the meeting with comments, while ECO Farms CEO Margaret gave a presentation, and followed with a Q&A. The meeting was also attended by John Moss, Town Administrator for Bladensburg, as well as Council Member Beverly Hall. Vivana also brought some of her delicious quinoa salad and hummus for everyone to sample.
^ Mayor of Bladensburg, Walter Lee James, Jr. gives opening remarks.
^ ECO City Farms CEO Margaret Morgan-Hubbard presents plans for the garden at Autumn Woods.
^ Residents of Autumn Woods ask questions and give feedback during the presentation.
^ ECO City Staff Members Benny and Viviana sporting the ECO shirts at the presentation (ask how you can get one!)
^ Fresh hummus prepared by Viviana!
^ Quinoa salad prepared by Viviana and Susan – one of our volunteers!
^ Viviana helps Autumn Woods resident learn more about the vision of the garden at Autumn Woods.