Learn about the operations of a local non-profit urban farming organization that works to increase access to fresh nutritious food and to educate the local population about how to grow it and eat it. Eco City Farms operators will take us through their hoophouses and show us first hand where and how they grow. We'll even get to see their little band of ducks! Our tour will cover what they grow, how they grow, the composting operation, and what special projects they are currently working on. And for those interested, they can get their hands dirty in the soil by staying to volunteer weeding and seeding, among other things. The tour will be about an hour long.
Edmonston farm is the anchor of ECO City Farms many programs. They grow vegetables, raise ducks for eggs and keep bees on the one-acre farm that currently includes five hoop houses. They choose to go beyond organic farming. Their produce is grown without any chemical fertilizers nor do they use any petro-based or non-organic treatments, herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides of any kind. They practice no-till farming and only purchase non-GMO, organic seeds from small seed producers. ECO City Farm's philosophy is that a healthy (alive) soil produces healthy plants that are resilient to pest and disease.
This is a free event for all Dames and their guests!
DATE: Saturday, May 16, 2015
TIME: 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (tour)
PLACE: 4913 Crittenden Street, Edmonston, MD 20781
PRICE: Free for all Dames and their guests
PARKING: At the farm
RESERVATIONS: Please click here to register on Eventbrite
Anne Willan would like to meet friends, old and new, when she returns to town at the end of March. The casual gathering is open to Les Dames and AIWF members. Anne will donate her seminal book, Secrets from the La Varenne Kitchen. A portion of each ticket will be donated to our chapter.
DATE: Thursday, March 26, 2015
TIME: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Ris, 2275 L Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20037
PRICE: $45 (incl tax and gratuity). Reception includes hors d'oeuvres, wine and non-alcoholic drinks, and a copy of Secrets from the La Varenne Kitchen
RSVP: For reservations click here to RSVP to Eventbrite. For more information or questions: 202-973-2168
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