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 two new positions, Farm to Market 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, April 24-26, May 8-10 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 Wednesday, April 1. Apply today, space is limited!
Urban Agriculture Courses
ECO City Farms offers a variety of training opportunities to learn about urban agriculture throughout the year in partnership with Prince George’s Community College. Classes are usually hands-on, with a mix of lecture and discussion. Although we are mostly working to re-skill our local community in these critical food production skills, we also host classes to discuss significant themes in urban agriculture. Visit our Upcoming Classes page to register for our Summer 2015 courses.
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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