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Urban Agriculture Class – Spring 2014

Thank you to all the students (and now graduates of) our Spring 2014 Intensive Urban Agriculture class. Over the three-day course held the first weekend of April, students, both veteran farmers and novice gardeners alike, learned everything from soil management and garden maintenance to marketing and seed planning. As shown in the photos above (click …

Guide to Winter Growing

When the days shorten and the remainder of the natural world goes into hibernation, we continue to need quality local food.  Winter farming is key to maximizing productivity of small urban farming spaces. The vigorous summer cycle takes a lot out of the soil and winter gives us the chance to rejuvenate our soils by aerating, adding compost and feeding …

All the Leaves are Brown, on a Winter’s Day

We’re in our first week of December, and it’s finally gotten really cold here in Edmonston, MD, with the temperatures reaching only the 30s-40s during the day! At the entrance to the ECOfarm stand our solar panels with rooster perched on top. Some people from the College Park area are getting here by bike along the Paint Branch Trail. This …