ECO Farm Shares (CSA)
Beginning in May, ECO City Farms will be offering weekly farm shares of locally grown produce to Prince George’s County residents. Each week will contain a different mix of produce, depending on what is in season. The taste and freshness of locally grown, fresh picked produce can’t be beat. Produce is sustainably grown either by ECO City Farms or by partner farmers who grow using organic and chemical free methods. Produce from ECO City Farms is Certified Naturally Grown. Visit our Farm Shares page for more info and to download the application.
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.
Events with Community Forklift
This May, ECO is teaming up with our friends at Community Forklift to bring you tow fun events! First we will be hosting a Toddler Sensory Tour at the Edmonston Farm. Then, later in the month, Farmer Colin will be doing a Coldframe Building Workshop at Forklift’s warehouse. These events are FREE! Visit our Upcoming Events page to register.
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!
Riverdale Park Farmers Market
ECO City Farms is a year round operation thanks to our dependable hoophouses. We sell our produce at the Riverdale Park Farmers Market Thursdays from 3-7pm. Enjoy the atmosphere 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.
ECO City Farms serves the community and without the incredible help of volunteers like you, we could not exist. Volunteer days are Saturdays from 9am to 12pm. 1st and 3rd at the Edmonston Farm and 2nd and 4th at the Bladensburg Farm. For more info on what to expect, visit our Volunteering page. Also, check our Upcoming Events page for any cancellations or rescheduling.
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