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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 …

Port Towns Day 2013

This past weekend, our Technical Advisor, Benny, as well as Gül from the Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), represented ECO City at the 17th Annual Port Towns Day. Hosted by the towns of Bladensburg, Colmar Manor, Cottage City and Edmonston, the event attracted hundreds of people from all over the area for a day of …

Farm Talk: Reinal “Roy” Caspari

On a mild Saturday morning, I drove to the newly launched Hollywood Farmers Market. I was looking for Roy, an Indonesian man who was selling his produce at the market. I had no idea what Roy looked like, but knew that he was an ECO Farms “success story,” according to Amanda – ECO Farms’ Operation Manager. I navigated the loose grid of tables, …