We’re closing out our 2019 Garden Season with a WINTERIZING event THIS SATURDAY (November 9th from 10am – 12pm)! This event will give your garden soil a head start for the spring growing season by giving the microbes and worms in the soil nutrients to live through the winter. This day will also serve as our … Continue reading Winterizing Your Garden
For millions of Americans, gardening is much more than a hobby—it is a passion. Unfortunately, climate change is threatening the gardening experience across the country. Fortunately, there are actions that you can take to be part of the solution—even while gardening. Join the Cottage City Community Garden for ADAPTING YOUR GARDEN FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, … Continue reading Adapting Your Garden to Climate Change
Do you have a bunch of cucumbers and peaches growing in your garden? Here’s a great receive to make a sweet and savory salad using various heirloom cucumbers for this savory-sweet salad recipe; if you can find them, flaunt them. — Read on http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cucumber-and-peach-salad-with-herbs/amp Continue reading Cucumber and Peach Salad with Herbs
TUESDAY, MAY 21st at 6:00pm To all my friends who have been eager to learn how to garden or interested in using community gardening as a way to organize your local community — please join the Prince George’s County Food Equity Council for a Garden Tour of the Cottage City Community Garden. This garden tour will … Continue reading Community Garden Tour
Join the Cottage City Garden and the Port Towns Youth Council for the annual Community Garden Clean-Up on Saturday, April 13th! This annual event is an interactive and experiential learning project for middle and high school students in the Port Towns and broader Prince George’s County Community. During the day, participants will learn about the … Continue reading Annual Spring Garden Opener
RESERVE YOUR GARDEN BED NOW! The 2019 Cottage City Community Garden Season is starting on March 23rd! If you are interested in having a plot at the Cottage City Community Garden(located at 4222 Cottage Terrace). Garden plot fees are very affordable at only $10 per bed for the entire season. If you are feeling … Continue reading Chat with a Master Gardener & Reserve Your Garden Bed for 2019
This year’s Port Town’s Day celebration is an event you DON’T want to miss! Not only will the Cottage City Community Garden be there in full effect giving away seeds and providing tips on gardening, we’re also kicking off our photo challenge, where you can enter to win an #edibleactivist t-shirt or a bottle of … Continue reading Photo Challenge Giveaway!
This year, the Cottage City Community Garden partnered with @soilfulcitydc to grow and harvest Fish Peppers for Soilful’s Pippin Sauce. Fish Peppers are a native to the Caribbean and became popular in the Baltimore Region in the 19th Century in the fish and oyster houses. It was the secret! Artist and War Veteran Horace Pippin was instrumental in … Continue reading Soilful’s Pippin Sauce Launch Party
Cucuzza Longa Squash The giant, long squash in the back garden of Cottage City Garden, pretty impressive, is…Cucuzza Longa Squash from Sicily, a real iconic summer squash for Sicilians. In New Orleans where lots of Sicilians settled, it is much beloved and called “gagootz” in the local dialect. The singer Louis Prima had a famous song about … Continue reading Cucuzza Longa Squash
This weekend was a great harvest for the Cottage City Community Garden! We collected about 15 pounds of tomatoes, a peck of green and purple okra, figs, peppers, chiles and more! Even better, we’re sharing our produce with our neighbors. Stop by the townhall today and immediately following the town’s work session will distribute … Continue reading Produce Share at the Cottage City Town Hall TODAY!