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It’s Good to Get Your Hands Dirty

The farm felt strangely empty after having welcomed 80 visitors last Saturday. Nonetheless, we had a great time and got a lot of work done! While PGCC’s Urban Commercial Agriculture class was learning part 2 of composting at the Cherry Hill Composting site, our regular volunteers and new quests from the University of Maryland’s Terps for …

People, People, People… and Compost

50 Alternative Spring Break trip leaders from the University of Maryland came out to the farm this Saturday! We got so much work done, mainly hanging tons of pots in hoophouses number 2 and 3. Here’s the lovely group of folk: Some of the pots we filled. Mixing the compost with coir (shredded coconut skins) to make the potting mix more absorbent. …

Autumn Days

Happy Autumn everyone! Since it is now officially a new season, we taught the Urban Commercial Agriculture class how to put plastic over a hoophouse (demonstrated on hoophouse number 4, the one with the worms, compost and shoots). The days are still pretty hot here in Maryland, so we created some ventilation slots between the layers of plastic and put …