Bladensburg Farm

ECO City Farms at Bladensburg, MD site plan

ECO’s Bladensburg Farm is located at 6100 Emerson Street, Bladensburg, MD 20710

 

About The Bladensburg Farm

ECO City Farms at Bladensburg is located on 3.5 acres of land formerly occupied by three multifamily apartment buildings. It provides healthy food for the residents of the adjacent subsidized housing complex and the larger “healthy food deprived” neighborhood. The farm employs permaculture and season-extension techniques to its large productive growing space.

 

Farm Planning

With the passage of the Prince George’s County text amendment allowing urban farming in residential areas in 2013, ECO is now going full steam ahead in the building of its farm in Bladensburg. We have completed some essential water line installation, construction of the flooring and roof between the tool shed/kitchen shed complex (“Barn”), worm composting area (the “Wormhouse”) and construction of a new hoophouse. All this, and creating more beds for healthy food growing at the farm.

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Critical design services were provided by The Neighborhood Design Center. Construction of these amenities is made possible through a grant from the Prince George’s County Redevelopment Authority.