TEDxManhattan, “Changing the Way We Eat,” is a one-day conference in New York City featuring a dynamic and diverse group of speakers addressing issues in the sustainable food and farming movement. ECO City Farms, the Food Equity Council, GoodSoil Events and Vigilante Coffee are partnering to host a LIVE WEBCAST viewing party of the sold out TEDx Manhattan event. The event is March 7, 2015 from 1:15 - 6:30 pm. Free event! Please register on Eventbrite as seating is limited. RSVP here.
Call for Interns & Apprentices!
ECO’s apprenticeships and internships present an immersive, hands-on opportunity to learn about sustainable urban agriculture by working directly with experienced farm staff. In addition, you make a significant contribution to ECO’s programs. We have positions open at both the Edmonston and the Bladensburg farms and are introducing three new positions, Farm to Market Intern, Microgreen Intern and Farm Educator Intern. Click HERE to learn more about these different positions. Apply today for the Spring/Summer season!
Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders
Sign up for our advanced-level community composter training program today! The Neighborhood Soil Rebuilders program is an in-depth course training new community leaders in composting. The classes will be held over two weekends, March 20th-22nd, April 24th-26th at 9am-6pm on Fridays, Saturdays 1pm-5pm on Sundays. Learn about the compost process, from building piles to using the finished product, gain experience in building and managing compost systems and develop leadership skills and promote community composting. The application deadline is Monday, March 9th. Apply today, space is limited!
ECO has accomplished so much over the years! The 2013-2014 annual report sums up all of our programs from new farmer training to nutrition education to our summer youth program, just to name a few. This annual report highlights the work that we do to create a just, vigorous and sustainable food system in the Chesapeake foodshed with ample fertile soil, quality environments, livable incomes and decent working conditions for farmers and food workers, and nutritious high quality food for all. We’d like to take this time to thank all of our donors, funders, partners and supporters. ECO would not be possible without you.
Riverdale Park Farmers Market
ECO City Farms is a year round operation thanks to our dependable hoophouses. We sell our produce at the indoor Riverdale Park Farmers Market Thursdays from 3-7pm. Enjoy the warmth while listening to live music and picking up fresh produce for dinner. Come visit our stand and chat with farmer Deborah about what’s in season and share your yummy recipes with Amanda. On occasion you’ll catch Sade leading cooking demos using fresh local produce.
Contribute to ECO
ECO City Farms is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. Your support allows us to keep our mission alive. Your financial contribution will go towards running our summer youth program, training courses, and promoting locally grown food and healthy eating. Click HERE to learn more and to donate — any sized contribution is greatly appreciated!
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