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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 …

Winter Montage

Here is a montage of some of the farm activities that have kept us busy this winter: We finished and installed the last of the worm bins. The farm now has a total of 16 bins ready for worms and fresh compost to be turned into vermiculture. The resulting vermiculture is added to the plant beds to nourish the growing vegetables and herbs. Yes, the hoophouses …